BLEED: Art exhibition by Tusen Serier
& Release party for CBA vol 35 by CBK
Opening: November 18, 17-22 @ Hybriden (Claesgatan 8, Malmö)
The exhibition will remain until November 28.
Join us as we dive into a red world. Tonight we’ll explore just what it means to BLEED. What does blood mean to you? Are you afraid of it? Do you worship it? Or is it just the color that attracts you?
At Hybriden you will see artists draw blood and see their visual interpretations of the theme.
It will indeed be a red experience. We will overwhelm your senses! Not just by the artwork itself, but the music will be tailored for this night. The wine will be blessed and prepared. Amongst all of this we will have a blood fountain.
The exhibition is accompanied by CBA vol 35: BLEED that includes a wide array of comics on the same theme.
Participating artist in the exhibition are:
Music by Markus Samnell (better known as Feberdröm)
Here’s a list of exhibitions and releases from CBK/Hybriden, festivals and other events we’ll be attending, basically everything we can think of that will happen dureing the rest of this year:
Berlin Zinefest – Oct 29-30
Rakel Stammer will share a table with our friend Tonina Matamalas and bring some of our books.
Oulu comics festival – Nov 4-6
Leon Stekla & Gonzalo Rodriguez will attend, showing the Tusen Serier exhibition DUBBELMORAL v2.0 at Bingo.
Leon will hold a few comics workshops and Gonzalo will do some graffiti. They will also sell books.
Bleed exhibition + release of CBAvol35 – Nov 18-28 @ Hybriden
The exhibition will feature bleeding cool art by the CBK crew with friends (such as Vladica Čulić, Merima Dizdarević and possibly more). If all goes as planned, there will also be a fountain of blood (draw your own conclusions), so don’t miss it!
Örebro comics festival – Nov 26-27
Mattias Elftorp & Kinga Dukaj will be there, representing CBK, Tusen Serier & Wormgod. There will also be the Void exhibition by Susanne Johansson (formerly shown at AltCom 2016).
The Mother exhibition – Dec 1-21 @ Hybriden
Rakel Stammer, Marie Tillman and an assortment of guest artists from Mexico will explore the concept of motherhood together in this Tusen Serier exhibition.Read more here.
Mitt Julmarknad – Dec 10-11 @ Mitt Möllan
Christmas market on our home turf. An opportunity to find not only all of our books but also lots of other stuff from the Hybriden shop (exclusive stuff that only exists in our physical store, not online)!
Tröls julmarknad – Dec 17 @ Lilla Tröls, Malmö
Another opportunity to buy all your Christmas presents from us! With Tusen Serier & Wormgod.
We may also be at Garaget’s bokmässa (Nov 27, but we don’t know yet if we will be there).
And we’re kind of planning a Mellandagsrea at Hybriden, with a Best of Tusen Serier exhibition, but we don’t have any confirmed dates yet.
So now you finally have something to look forward to! A little ray of light in the darkness of winter and dystopia.
It’s time to put on your leisure suit and get to work on whatever. Whatever you want. Whatever. Is it working? No! It’s not working at all. Maybe it’s a sci-fi utopia. Or is it a fantasy? It’s all the time in the world. Odd moments are even. Time is money and everyone’s a billionaire. Spare some time? Here: free time for everyone! High quality time! No work and all play.
Alexander Robyn | Steve Nyberg | Jasmina Grudnik | Harukichi | Javier Triviño Murillo | Anna Krztoń | Petra Lilla Marjai | Aurélien Leif | Štěpánka Jislová | Mattias Elftorp
CBK organized the first AltCom back in 2004 as a one-time event, then it was turned into a full-scale comics festival and run by the Swedish Comics Association in 2010, 2012 and 2014. And now it’s back with us and Tusen Serier.
There will be exhibitions, films and a comics fair. During all of the festival, we will also give out the AltCom 2016: WORK anthology for free.
The book features an assortment of international artists, many of whom have been published in CBA over the years. Cover illustration by Kinga Dukaj.
And of course we will have a table and sell our books at the comics market on July 30-31 in Folkets Park.
On another note, CBA vol 35: BLEED has its submissions deadline on August 1, so if you have an amazing comic with lots of blood lying around, don’t hesitate to send it to us (see our submission guidelines for instructions).
We have a special summer offer from now until the end of july!
We really need new members (i.e subscribers). You might say we’re a bit desperate, even. It’s a long story. So now you can become a member (which means that you subscribe to CBA and get 4 issues delivered to your home, wherever you live) for one year at half thenormal* price!
* Disclaimer 1: It’s half the former price. After this special offer expires the normal price will be a bit cheaper than it used to be.
* Disclaimer 2: This offer is only valid for new members. Renewal will cost the same as the future normal price.
But never mind all these confusing details now. Just jump on the special offer train and enjoy the ride! You’re never gonna regret this and you’re gonna get som many great comics sent to your mailbox irregularly all over the year. Yaay!
Blue isn’t just a color. Mostly you’d associate it with depression, moodiness, full moons and break-ups. But, have you ever spent a cloudy afternoon on an old jetty by the sea, staring into the depths? Watching the intricate patterns fold and unfold into new and recurring shapes… Remember the feeling of liquid calm spreading through your scattered brain? Hypnotizing and invigorating. Like pouring fresh, wet, blue paint on a white canvas.
We’re finally ready to open The Hybrid, the new space we’ve been building since the beginning of the year!
The Hybrid is Malmö’s new comics hang-out! A space for exhibitions and workshops, an artists’ studio and comic shop/library, open for anyone (if not necessarily at all times). Here, you will be able to see exhibitions of comics you’ve never heard of, by recognized and unknown comic creators. Join workshops to learn how to draw comics or experiment with new forms of storytelling. In our shop you will find books from CBK, Tusen Serier, Wormgod and exquisitely selected international comics found at various festivals in different countries. We also have a comics library section where you with zines, anthologies and graphic novels where you can sit and read in our sofas.
WHERE: Hybriden @ Mitt Möllan, Claesgatan 8, Malmö
WHEN: Friday, March 11, 16-22
The comics in the international comics anthology CBA have been called “supposedly poetical”. They have also been called “witty, challenging and eye-opening”. Judge for yourself when the all-new editorial crew show their own comics and artworks.
Same goes for Tusen Serier, where the inner circle shows their own works along with samples from the upcoming titles.
Artists: Amanda Casanellas, Christina Cromnow, Henrik Rogowski, Kinga Dukaj, Luddvig Melin, Mattias Elftorp, Oskar Aspman, Stefan Petrini, Steve Nyberg, Susanne Johansson, Shko Askari, Amalia Alvarez, Tanja Komadina, Jorge Varas Varilla, and Yossra El Said.
RELEASE: CBA vol 30: A NEW HOPE
The members of the new crew have made the comics in CBA vol 30: A NEW HOPE, to signal a kind of new beginning for the series, and because we wanted to find out what we’re actually doing. Anything from angst-ridden animals to a psychosomatic virus to a postapocalyptic Malmö and fragments of lego. You have to see for yourself what all this means in the new issue…
JAM COMIC WORKSHOP
Between 16-19 you can join a jam comic workshop where we collectively create a story on the theme of WHATEVER. No pressure, we’re just drawing togehter because it’s fun! No experience required, just bring abit of imagination!
And of course, all our books will be available, as well as a few extra titles, in the bookstore section.
We’re going until 22 or when we fall asleep/run out of wine!
We’ve changed the submission process a bit for CBA. Now we are calling for submissions for three of our upcoming volumes at once, to be able to make better long-term plans.
We’ve also appointed one main editor for each volume. The selection will still be made collectively, but the main editor will have the final say on what goes into their specific volume.
DEADLINE (for all three volumes): May 15
So, here are the themes for the upcoming issues:
CBA vol 34 – Re: Creation & Idleness NO MORE SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS VOLUME. Main Editor: Steve Nyberg Description: It’s time to put on your leisure suit and get to work on whatever. Whatever you want. Whatever. Is it working? No! It’s not working at all. Maybe it’s a sci-fi utopia. Or is it a fantasy? It’s all the time in the world. Odd moments are even. Time is money and everyone’s a billionaire. Spare some time? Here: free time for everyone! High quality time! No work and all play.
The release of this issue will coincide with the AltCom 2016 festival (July 28-31) and is the antithesis of the festival’s WORK theme.
CBA vol 35 – Bleed NO MORE SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS VOLUME. Main Editor: Kinga Dukaj Description: Blood is of the essence. It can be a mesmerizing thing. Either when it gushes from an artery or trickles down a finger, drips delicately from the ceiling or whooshes in your ears. Are you sure those chills that run down your spine aren’t ones of pleasure as you notice your fellow passenger picking mindlessly at a scab, and you imagine yourself ripping it off and licking it clean then and there? NEW DEADLINE FOR THIS VOLUME: AUGUST 1
CBA vol 36 – Fragments of past time NO MORE SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS VOLUME. Main Editor: Christina Cromnow Description: 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?
Send questions & comics to submissions [at] cbkcomics [dot] com
Unfortunately, we still can’t pay you anything for participating. You will get 10 free copies, and we hope that you’ll find being in CBA an opportunity to do some non-commercial work and to experiment with the comics as an art form. Consequently, we do accept comics that have already been published elsewhere, as long as we like them and they fit into the themes. Feel free to mention which theme you intend your comic for, but please note that the volume you have in mind may not necessarily be the one your comic ends up in.
We just sent CBAvol30 to the printer. With any luck it will be available before Christmas. We’ll keep you posted on our plans for release events etc…
C’est Bon Anthology vol 30 A new hope
Color ISBN: 978-91-87825-04-0
First volume with comics by the new editorial crew! New design! New paper stock! New logos! New hope! This is a glimpse of an exciting future. We live in interesting times. See how we deal with it through our comics. Please do not be afraid.
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Steve Nyberg [SE]
Stefan Petrini [SE]
Kinga Dukaj [SE]
Christina Cromnow [SE]
Luddvig Melin [SE]
Henrik Rogowski [SE]
Emei Burell [SE]
Oskar Aspman [SE]
Special guest star: Frøydis Sollid Simonsen [NO/DK]
Cover artist: Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Interior illustrations: Kinga Dukaj [SE]