All Saints

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C’est Bon Kultur has decided to take our anthologies one step further and will now publish every other anthology as CBA Presents, which focuses on an individual artist who we think deserves a wider audience. First up is Dutch artist Marcel Ruijters with his funny and unusual All Saints! This is a collection of short stories featuring female saints and their lives, depicted in a style inspired by illuminated manuscripts and told with a wry sense of humour. It is in full colour and co-printed in Danish, by Forlæns, and in Dutch, by Sherpa.

cbavol23cvr_50x707mm_rgbMarcel Ruijters is well known in his home country, and is published in several other european languages. But to this date he has only been published once in English, by Top Shelf, with his novel Inferno, which also won the prize for best Dutch graphic novel in 2008.

We’re really excited about All Saints, and look forward to publishing other interesting artists in the future.

Write to shop@cestbonkultur.com to buy a copy of this awesome book!

Open for submissions: C’est Bon Anthology volume 22: SINGULARITY

The word Singularity has alot of different, variations, versions and comes in many colors. Many different professions and studys have their own version of the word, but one definition unites them all:

Change, and transforming into something undefined. Something far beyond what we know now.

For the next issue of C’est Bon Anthology, we want to know what you belive lies beyond or what the word Singularity means for you.

The deadline is in between now and March 15th! You can use the submission-page on our website or send us an email to info@cestbonkultur.com!

Spec talk:

Anything is welcome, but best suited are comics about 4–22 pages. The format is 200×260 mm (7.9×10.2 in), black/white, in English. Within this space, there are no limits. If you’re interested, please send digital files using the form below, or paper copies to the address given here. We accept low-res files for consideration and will ask you for high-res files if your submission is accepted. The work can have been published before.

Note this: We are mainly looking for comics, graphic stories and sequiential art that tries to do something new and experiments with the medium. We LOVE new ideas and creative thinking.

We are loking forward to your submissions!
Here’s a little something from Wikipedia about it to get your thinking going. 

“Singularity (plural singularities)

The state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual A point where all parallel lines meetA point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value(mathematics) the value or range of values of a function for which a derivative does not exist(physics) a point or region in spacetime in which gravitational forces cause matter to have an infinite density; associated withblack holesA proposed point in the technological future at which artificial intelligences become capable of augmenting and improvingthemselves, leading to an explosive growth in intelligence.

Volume 18 has left for the printers!

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Pre-order a copy today: order@cestbonkultur.com.

Featuring the astonishing talents of NICOLAS KRIZAN, ZLATKO KRSTEVSKI, ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
RIKKE HOLLAENDER, THERESE LUNDIN, MARTIN SIMPSON, BO ASHI, SARAH KLÄPP, ALLAN HAVERHOLM THOMAS KINDENBERG, JESS SMART SMILEY, OSKAR ASPMAN and NIKLAS ASKER you are bound to get your kicks!

 

Open for submisssions: C’est Bon Anthology vol 19: Interposed

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Interposed 

a. To insert or introduce between parts.
b. To place (oneself) between others or things.

CALL ALL COMIC-CREATORS! Submissions are now open for the next issue of C’est Bon Anthology on the theme ‘INTERPOSED’!

What’s in between?

There’s always conflicts, both good and bad. But what happends in the space between? It’s either black or white, hard or soft, warm or cold, but what about grey? What about the middleground and what’s good enough?

For the next issue of C’est bon Anthology we invite comics, graphic stories, sequential art and storytelling (We don’t care what you want to call it, just do it.) based on the theme ‘Interposed’. We are dying to know what you think lives in between.

The deadline is in between now and September 15! You can use the submission-page on our website or send us an email to info@cestbonkultur.com!

Spec talk:

Anything is welcome, but best suited are comics about 4–22 pages. The format is 200×260 mm (7.9×10.2 in), black/white, in English. Within this space, there are no limits. If you’re interested, please send digital files using the form below, or paper copies to the address given here. We accept low-res files for consideration and will ask you for high-res files if your submission is accepted. The work can have been published before.

Note this: We are mainly looking for comics, graphic stories and sequiential art that tries to do something new and experiments with the medium. We LOVE new ideas and creative thinking.

We are looking forward to see your amazing contributions!

/ C’est Bon Kultur

C’EST BON ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 18 – Submissions.

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C’est Bon Anthology volume 17 is here from the printers any day now, and we are looking forward to what’s going to be our next issue. After celebrating our ten year anniversary and looking back at our history, we return to our roots. For the next volume of C’est Bon Anthology the theme is a question; WHAT IS ART? What defines the artist? What makes something art?

And as usual, what we’re looking for are comics that rely on artistic ambitions and a will to experiment rather than what has been done a thousand times before. We want to expand the boundaries of what’s possible to achieve in the comics medium. Try new things, experiment and explore! Because that’s what art is all about, right?

Right?

The deadline is Mars 15th 

For guidelines and more information about the submissions, head to the submissions page! You can send in your work trough the site, or send it in an email to bo@cestbonkultur.com

C’est Bon Anthology vol. 13 – Levels

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There are many kinds of levels out there: Physical, psychological, spiritual and digital. Every story in C’est Bon Anthology vol. 13 is on a level of its own.

cbavol13cvr_50x65mm_rgbIn “Giving Ground”, Lars Krantz shows the passing of time as a mechanism in body and clockwork alike. In Chad Verrill’s stories, medieval art meets video game graphics and creates a unique vision. Victor Kerlow blurs the line between being awake and dreaming, in a story called “Weird Things Downstairs”. Veiko Tammjärv creates iconic narrative art scapes in “Ape and the City”, where story is symbolic as much as it is sequential. And more stories, more levels.

Volume 13 features Niklas Asker (SE), Allan Haverholm (DK), Victor Kerlow (US), Lars Krantz (SE), Lawrence Marvit (US), Jess Smart Smiley (US), Veiko Tammjärv (EST), Chad Verrill (US), Rikke Villadsen (DK) and Henric Wallmark (SE).

C’est Bon Anthology vol. 12 – Expiration Date

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This volume of C’est Bon Anthology explores the Good, the Bad, and the Putrid. An Expiration Date is the point dividing a period of time in “before” and “after”. And the after rarely smells very good.

cbavol12cvr_50x65mm_rgb The graphic short stories in C’est Bon Anthology vol. 12 – Expiration Date, all deal with things that expire, whether it be bodily flesh, or emotions that change and turn sour. Although we like to think that C’est Bon Anthology ages like fine wine, you should definitely read this issue while it’s fresh.

Volume 12 features Mari Ahokoivu (FI), Oskar Aspman (SE), Ole Comoll(DK), Davide Catania (IT), Carolin Hansson (SE), Victor Kerlow (US),Sarah Kläpp (SE) and Jess Smart Smiley (US). Fine, fine narrative art, by the best professionals anywhere.

C’est Bon Anthology vol. 11 – Variations

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For almost ten years, C’est Bon Anthology has presented graphic short stories by artists from all over the world, with occasional contributions from the anthology’s changing roster. With this new offering, vol. 11, we wanted to present the current editorial board as well as give a high five to the crews of the past: Every contribution is a variation, remix, or mutation of stories that have been published in an earlier volume of C’est Bon Anthology.

cbavol11cvr_50x65mm_rgbIn C’est Bon Anthology vol. 11 – Variations, Sofia FalkenhemMartin Flink, and Jamil Mani interpret each others’ previous CBA contributions in a threesome of playful trolls (THE BOY), urban totem animals (DUSK), and personal purgatory (ROOM). Allan Haverholm counterpoints Mattias Elftorp’s short story VIOLENCE with SEX, and Oskar Aspman remixes Niklas Asker’s critically acclaimed SECOND THOUGHTS as SCND THGHTS.

In total, volume 11 features work by Oskar Aspman (SE), Mattias Elftorp(SE), Sofia Falkenhem (SE), Martin Flink (DK), Allan Haverholm (DK),Susanne Johansson (SE) and Jamil Mani (SE). The best short stories by some of the most talented graphic artists out there.

C’est Bon Anthology vol. 10 – Apocrypha

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C’est Bon Anthology exposes the hidden things, the secret things. Apocrypha is an old Greek word that means “those having been hidden away”. And we all have dirty little things tucked away somewhere, don’t we? Whether they’re feelings we repress, unreflected actions, or guilty pleasures; they are the unknown factors that animate the mask we show to the world. Much like the 90% of an iceberg hidden below the waterline.

cbavol10cvr_50x65mm_rgbWe are happy to give you with this anthology a look into the works and minds of artists that face their hidden baggage in so many different, surprising ways. A compilation of graphic short stories, an interview (“CBQ&A”) with a Finnish comics artist and a special guest (“Comics as Art – Art as Comics”); an artist from another branch within the visual arts.

C’est Bon Anthology vol. 9 – Entanglements

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C’est Bon Anthology gets entangled in story and image alike. Eliza Frye shows what might take place on other levels for a father and a daughter during something as ordinary as a dinner at a Chinese restaurant.

New segments! We present the first piece in the series “Comics as Art – Art as Comics”. We invited visual artist Michel Ducourneau to create a piece especially for this issue of C’est Bon Anthology. For every new issue we will invite an artist who does not usually work with comics, to create one full color page as a bridge between comics and other forms of expression within the visual arts.

cbavol09-200Through the years C’est Bon Anthology have presented text pieces that shed light on the art form from unexpected angles. From now on we are focusing our gaze in order to give a deeper insight into the world of comics. In “CBQ&A” we will be turning our attention to the creative process of imagemakers and storytellers that are featured within the covers of this anthology. The first artistic voice to be heard is Allan Haverholm; co-editor for the anthology, as well as a brilliant and prominent comics artist.

Participants: Michel Ducourneau (SE), Mike Diana (US), Eliza Frye (US), Allan Haverholm (DK), Ed Homer (US), Jacob Rask (DK), Hanna Pettersson (SE), Chad Verrill (US)

Would you like a sneak peak of vol. 9 and the comics in it? Click here for a sample!

ISBN: 978-91-978089-3-4