CBA vol 44: LORE release exhibition

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 44: LORE
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: March 15, 18-22
Lasts until: May 31 (may be subject to change)
Opening hours: Check back here later…

Featuring new works by Kinga Dukaj, Oskar Aspman, Mattias Elftorp, an installation by Mattis Telin, Lisa Örtlund, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Henrik Rogowski, Kinga Dukaj + sample comics from CBA vol 44 by Ivana Filipovich, Kalk Comics, Henrik Rogowski, Mattias Elftorp

We invited a collection of artists to make comics in the theme of LORE.

Folklore – it’s the stories our parents told us as children as well as a glimpse into another world, of fairies, trolls, and magic. But folklore is more than just stories about bad children who get eaten by witches; it’s our shared fears, hopes and dreams and they often share similar themes across the world. Folk tales have been told by an infinite number of people with equally infinite motives; some to warn, others to encourage and some who just try to make sense of the world around them.

In volume 44 of CBA we dig deep into the roots of folklore from different cultures and explore what it has to say about ourselves as human beings regardless of nationality.

To celebrate the new volume, we invite you to a new concept exhibition, reminiscent of classics like BLEED or ACETON (CH3COCH3) (for the older generation who might remember what we did 15 years ago).

Join us in another world at Hybriden! A small piece of the old woods, filtered through the current world and turned into a means for continuing the old storytelling traditions in new formats.

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The exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd. Prints were made at Mediaverkstaden and Fanzineverkstaden.

Release party for CBA vol 43: Corners

On February 8 we invite you to come by our gallery space Hybriden (@ Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5) for the release of the latest issue of our international anthology, CBA vol 43: Corners.

The release will come with an exhibition displaying some of the artwork by the featured artists in the anthology. Participating artists in the exhibition are:

Alice Monvaillier [FR]
Viti Sanchez [ES]
Alva Nylander [SE]
Laura Endy [ES]
Margo [PT]
pablo_diablo_69 [ES]
Diego Shim [ES]
Gonzalo de las Heras [ES]
Insulyna [VE]
Vibi LeFleu [ES]
Rui Moura [PT]
Adrián A. Astorgano [ES]
Bori Tompa [HU]
Claudia Torán [ES]
Pablo Gil [ES]

On top of that, we will have an interactive shopwindow for you to draw and leave your mark. At the same time you can move your ass to the rythms delivered by D. SHIM and DJ FIMP.

There will be wine and snacks and alcohol-free options, you bring the good vibes.

Välkommen!

 

Call for submissions: CBA vol 45 – Qtopia

In everyday life, we witness LGBTQ narratives all the time, in films or TV, in comics, from our friends. All too often, they end badly because some kinds of love still aren’t accepted by mainstream conservative society. These stories are important to tell because they happen in real life and we need to talk about them to stop it from happening anymore. But other narratives are also possible. We want our new anthology to be an island of queer stories without oppression.

As important as fighting for equal/LGBTQ rights today is, we may also find value in celebrating and exploring what could come after the fight. What we are looking for in this volume of CBA is stories that tell different tales. Queer tales about situations involving LGBTQ characters. Utopian queer tales where everything might not be perfect, but at least the horrible things that happen don’t have anything to do with the characters sexual orientation.

We welcome a wide variety of stories: heartbreaks, murders, deep space sci-fi, everyday life, abstract comics, whatever flickers your interest. All we ask is for a queer perspective that doesn’t involve negative aspects tied to the actual queerness.

Let’s create a Qtopia!

CBA vol 45 – Qtopia
This volume has no main editor as the whole CBK crew will be editors.
As usual we are looking for both comics and text articles.

DEADLINE: 15 April 2019

—SUBMISSION GUIDELINES—
Please read and follow these guidelines:
Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
Format: 20x26cm
Color: Color/ Black and white
Language: English
Format: .TIF
Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi CMYK
Length (texts): A good size for a text is ca 7500 characters (including spaces), but it can also be longer or shorter.
Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? Read this to make sure you know what we mean.
Within this space, there are no limits.

Delivery: We prefer download links that do NOT require us to login anywhere (wetransfer usually works fine, for example).
Request: Please don’t use Comic Sans. We don’t like it and will ask you to change to another font.
And again; check our guidelines concerning bleed.

Please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website).
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can offer at this time. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material stays with you.

–TEXT AND COMICS GUIDELINES–
Comics and/or texts should visualize stories from a queer perspective without negative aspects tied to characters sexuality/queerness. Other than that you are free to create what your heart desires.

Send your comics to: submissions [at] cbkcomics [dot] com

Call for submissions: CBA vol 43

CBA vol 43 – Corners
Call for submissions for comics & texts

I’ll see you around the corner. Yeah, cool, but where exactly is that?
Corners are physical and mental places. Whether it’s is in your room or by the street down the block, they can be mysterious and shady spots. Corners have secrets to hide and stories to tell. Streets are packed with them, but so are the insights of the mind and its verging thoughts; so are comics as a panelled narration form.
They host dust and spider webs, they might be grimy and smell like shit, but overall corners are meeting points. Literally the angle made when two ways intersect. But also where two feelings or two people collide.

Deadline: NOVEMBER 1
Main editor: Gonzalo de las Heras

—SUBMISSION GUIDELINES—

COMICS
Please read and follow these guidelines:
Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
Format: 20x26cm
Color: Color/ Black and white
Language: English
Format: .TIF
Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi CMYK
Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? READ THIS to make sure you know what we mean.
Within this space, there are no limits.

Delivery: We prefer download links that do NOT require us to login anywhere (wetransfer usually works fine, for example).
Request: Please don’t use Comic Sans. We don’t like it and will ask you to change to another font.
And once more, check our guidelines for bleed.

Also, please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Also include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website).
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!

TEXTS
A good size for a text is ca 7500 characters (including spaces), but it can also be longer or shorter.

Send your submissions to: submissions@cbkcomics.com

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can offer at this date. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands.

Deadline is around the corner. See you there!

CBA vol 40|41 out now!

CBA vol 40|41 – Worst Case Scenario is finally here!

What’s the worst that could happen? And if that happens, what’s the worst that could happen? And if that happens, what’s the worst that could happen? And so on…

There’s a psychiatric method in cognitive behavioral therapy called “The Downward Arrow Technique” where you begin by writing down the answers to this repeated question and we thought it’d be the perfect theme for our upcoming CBA vol 40. Especially since this is an election year in Sweden. Especially since war and famine and climate change and personal disasters are on the horizon. So how bad can it get?

ORDER IT HERE
Give it a try, what’s the worst that could happen?

Comics:
Martin Böer [DE], Henrik Rogowski [SE], Oskar Aspman [SE], Katharina Vittenlind [SE], Stef Gaines [SE], Aiden Kvarnström [SE], Nicolas Krizan [SE], António José Lopes [PT], Anna Krztoń [PL], Manuel Rodriguez [DE], Leviathan [SE], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Madhav Nair [IN], Vladimir Palibrk [SR], Lina Lefevre [FR].

Texts:
Raquel Lozano [SE], Merima Dizdarević [SE], Jonatan Elftorp [SE].

Illustrations:
Kinga Dukaj [SE], Ver Eversum [IT], Mattias Elftorp [SE].

Cover artist & main editor:
Kinga Dukaj [SE]

 

CBA vol 41 – Call for submissions: Comics & Texts

CBA vol 41 – Subversive Superhero Stories
(Guidelines for text pieces and comics for this issue at the bottom of this description)

For many years now, CBK has acted to expand as well as to introduce art comics to the world. Everything from Hair to Fragments has been the focus, and for our next volume, we are focusing on one of the biggest genres in comic books, the superhero comics. We’re looking for comics with an explicit connection to the Superhero genre, that at the same time subverts the expectations and pushes the boundaries to tell a different story than the conventional stories usually told.

Deadline: JUNE 1
Main editor: Henrik Rogowski
Color scheme: Color/Black and White

—SUBMISSION GUIDELINES—
Please read and follow these guidelines:
Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
Format: 20x26cm
Color: Color/Black and white
Language: English
Format: .TIF
Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi grayscale
Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? Read this to make sure you know what we mean: http://cbkcomics.com/bleed-explained/
Within this space, there are no limits.

Please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Also include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website).
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can offer at this date. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands.

—TEXT GUIDELINES—
We’re looking for texts that touch upon this subject, preferably articles, essays and exploratory texts. We’re not looking for short stories in this issue.

We’ look forward to seeing your submissions!
//CBK CREW

You can also attend the Facebook event here!

FRAGMENTS exhibition/release

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition FRAGMENTS, which is also the release of the brand new CBA vol 38|39!

Feb 9, 17-22
@ HYBRIDEN (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5)

The past can be found in the form of small parts inside your body. Some parts are impossible to get rid of. Maybe they’re important, maybe they’re not. But they do exist for a reason. What is your reason?
Even though your past time is out of reach, there is always the possibility of deciding how it will look in front of other people. What would your fragments look like if you showed them in public?

The exhibition will showcase fragments of the comics from the new issue, and there is also an interactive element. Join us by drawing your own memories on the wall during the exhibition opening.

We have crayons!

Christina Cromnow, the main editor of vol 38|39, says about the theme:
“I’m remembering my own life in fragments. There are only pieces left of my past time. But what interests me is just that, WHICH pieces are the ones remaining? And why? And what story does all of this tell? The simple story should be that whatever’s left are the moments that made an impression. It doesn’t matter if it’s nonsense or vitality. It’s there because it influenced me somehow.”

Artists featured in the exhibition: Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis, Victor Expolio, Mattias Elftorp, Martin López Lam, Anna Krztoń, Diego Shim, Stefan Petrini, Hanna Lundin Tistelö, Insulina Kid, Rakel Stammer, Henrik Rogowski, Gonzalo de las Heras, Johanna Rojola, Kinga Dukaj

As usual, there will be some snacks, wine and non-alcoholic alternatives.

The exhibition lasts until April 11 and is organised with support from Malmö Kulturstöd.

CBA vol 40 – Call for submissions: Comics & Texts

CBA vol 40 – Worst Case Scenario
(Guidelines for text pieces and comics for this issue at the bottom of this description)

What’s the worst that could happen? And if that happens, what’s the worst that could happen? And if that happens, what’s the worst that could happen? And so on…

There’s a psychiatric method in cognitive behavioral therapy called “The Downward Arrow Technique” where you begin by writing down the answers to this repeated question and we thought it’d be the perfect theme for our upcoming CBA vol 40. Especially since this is an election year in Sweden. Especially since war and famine and climate change and personal disasters are on the horizon. So how bad can it get?

Deadline: APRIL 15
Main editor: Kinga Dukaj
Color scheme: Black and white

Editors note: The goal in the Downward Arrow Technique is to explore your core beliefs and work through them, and is often used for anxiety, phobias and other disruptive thought patterns. This method is very practical, simple and effective in helping the person get to the root of their negative thoughts and unhealthy beliefs about themselves. However, this is not the goal in CBA vol 40. We just want to know the worst.

—SUBMISSION GUIDELINES—
Please read and follow these guidelines:
Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
Format: 20x26cm
Color: Black and white
Language: English
Format: .TIF
Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi grayscale
Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? Read this to make sure you know what we mean: http://cbkcomics.com/bleed-explained/
Within this space, there are no limits.

Please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Also include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website).
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can offer at this date. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands.

—TEXT GUIDELINES—
We’re looking for texts that touch upon this subject, preferably articles, essays and exploratory texts. We’re not looking for short stories in this issue.

—COMICS GUIDELINES—
Think of a scenario where you imagine the absolute worst thing that could happen.
When you have that in mind, ask: if that happens, whats the worst that could happen?
When you have that answer continue asking it about 3 more times until you’ve got a clear story.
Use this as a script for your comic.

We’ look forward to seeing your submissions!
//CBK CREW

You can also attend the Facebook event here!

Coming soon: CBA vol 38|39

It’s a bit late, but it’s now being printed; the last volume of 2017!

Like the one before, this is also a double issue, and this one is extra thick, with extra comics and an extra color on the cover (GOLD!).

CBA vol 38|39: Fragments features comics by:
Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis [UK]
Victor Expolio [ES]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Martin López Lam [ES]
Anna Krztoń [PL]
Diego Shim [ES]
Stefan Petrini [SE]
Hanna Lundin Tistelö [SE]
Insulina Kid [ES]
Rakel Stammer [SE]
Henrik Rogowski [SE]
Gonzalo de las Heras [SE]
Texts by:
Claudiu Revnic [RO]
Saskia Gullstrand [SE]
Johanna Rojola [FI]
Illustrations by:
Gonzalo de las Heras [SE]
Kinga Dukaj [SE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Johanna Rojola [FI]
Cover artist & main editor:
Christina Cromnow [SE]

The past can be found in the form of small parts inside your body. Some parts are impossible to get rid of. Maybe they’re important, maybe they’re not. But they do exist for a reason. What is your reason?

Even though your past time is out of reach, there is always the possibility of deciding how it will look in front of other people. What would your fragments look like if you showed them in public?

The release event/exhibition is planned for February 9 @ Hybriden.
Look for more info soon!

Crowdfunding for CBAvol38|39

We are currently looking for donations to cover the costs of printing and distribution of our upcoming anthology, CBA vol 38|39: FRAGMENTS.

In this double issue, various artists present their own fractal visions under the common concept of FRAGMENTS.
Also, for the first time in years, we include texts in this volume. But we need your help to make all this possible!

 

CBA vol 38|39 features comics by Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis, Martin López Lam, Stefan Petrini, Rakel Stammer, Diego Shim, Henrik Rogowski, Victor Expolio, Insulina Kid, Mattias Elftorp and Gonzalo de las Heras, and texts by Mattias Elftorp and Saskia Gullstrand with Johanna Rojola and possibly some additional material in this more-than-a-hundred colorful pages issue. Both the cover and the issue is compiled by Christina Cromnow of the CBK editorial crew, who is currently working on her debut graphic novel.

All the comics in the volume are already finished. We only need to put the whole volume together and do some final editing before sending it to print.

You can support this project via our campaign at Indiegogo where you can also see some sample comic pages from the book.
Please note that the campaign ends on December 16!