I don’t want to dream – R’lyehsfest for CBA vol 36|37

I don’t want to dream: art exhibition by Spyros Verykios
& release party for CBA vol 36|37 by CBK

Opening: May 5, 17-22 @ Hybriden (Bangatan 5 / Claesgatan 8, Malmö)
The exhibition will remain until May 25 (Tue-Thu 14-18)

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I don’t want to dream is a comic of 43 pages, entirely painted in oil, by Greek artist Spyros Verykios. It is a metaphysical horror story about how an experiment with mind-expanding drugs has unexpected consequences – or is it something else entirely? The borders between what is dream, reality and bedtime story are blurred sometimes.

In this very special exhibition, we will show a selection of the original paintings from this comic. There will also be some unrelated bonus material included, such as the originals from another of Verykios’ stories, published back in CBA vol 7.

cbavol36cvrLet’s plunge together into the pits of madness. Let’s watch the dissolution of reality, let’s dance with clear heads and see where it takes us. Let’s travel the river hiding in the desert sands until the wind rises and we reach the final collapse. Let’s look deep into the eye of the tiger. And see afterwards if we dare to dream.

The exhibition opening is also the release party (or as we like to say, R’lyehsfest) for the new CBA vol 36|37 (pre-order it here) where I don’t want to dream is included, along with three other stories, by Akab [IT], Elena Guidolin [IT] and Serena Schinaia [IT]. Cover by Radovan Popović [RS]. The theme for this volume is In the pits of madness.

Here are some samples from the exhibition (and you can find more from the book at our Instagram):

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Also check out Spyros Verykios at Instagram and Behance.

The exhibition is organized with the support of Malmö Kulturstöd, in cooperation with ABF Malmö. CBA vol 36|37 was made possible with the help of our crowdfunders at Indiegogo.

CBA vol 35 – samples

CBA vol 35: BLEED is out!

You can order it here, and if you write publicly about comics and want a review copy, let us know and we’ll send you one.

Here’s on review already, at Serienett.no

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Here are samples of some of the comics (click for bigger):

For the release event, we made a bloody art exhibition together with Tusen Serier & friends. It was amazingly cool, if we may say so ourselves:

You’ll find more detailed photos at the Tusen Serier site.

BLEED: Exhibition & Release

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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:
Vladica Čulić
Merima Dizdarević
Kinga Dukaj
Mattias Elftorp
Bekim Gaši
Aida Ghardagian
Susanne Johansson
Vuk Palibrk
Stefan Petrini
Gonzalo Rodriguez
Henrik Rogowski
Rakel Stammer
among others…

Music by Markus Samnell (better known as Feberdröm)

Welcome!

See also:
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This exhibition is a cooperation between Tusen Serier and CBK, with support from Malmö Kulturstöd.

Rest of 2016…

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.

AltCom is coming!

As you may know, we are organizing the AltCom 2016: WORK comics festival together with Tusen Serier on July 28-31 in Malmö.

You can find the program for the festival here.

One of our contributions will be the release/exhibition for the new CBA vol 34: Re: Creation & Idleness. @ Mitt Möllan, July 28-29, 17-23.

You can pre-order the book here.

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Poster design: Mattias Elftorp. Original art: Alexander Robyn

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.

Participating artists:
Alexander Robyn | Steve Nyberg | Jasmina Grudnik | Harukichi | Javier Triviño Murillo | Anna Krztoń | Petra Lilla Marjai | Aurélien Leif | Štěpánka Jislová | Mattias Elftorp

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Poster by 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.

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The book features an assortment of international artists, many of whom have been published in CBA over the years. Cover illustration by Kinga Dukaj.

Read more about it here.

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).

Main editor for this volume: Kinga Dukaj

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Illustration by Kinga Dukaj

 

Repeat Offenders

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CBA vol 33:
REPEAT OFFENDERS
by Julia Scott

150.00 kr Add to cart

Opening: May 14, 17-20 @ Biograf Panora (Friisgatan 19,  Malmö)
The exhibition will remain until June 8.

REPEAT OFFENDERS
Everyone wants to feel connected to something bigger than themselves. When it comes to millennial ennui, however, things get complicated. Living the very American dichotomy of privilege and trouble, more often than not we gravitate towards anti-heroes and villains to break us out of our daily grind. But at what point do the troublemakers of American pop culture start resembling it’s youth more than the heroes? Diary essays paired with familiar faces create a dream landscape mirroring the millennial adolescent psyche.

CBA vol 33:REPEAT OFFENDERS is Julia Scott’s solo debut about growing up weird, growing up other, and taking courage from the seemingly innocuous cartoon villains that populated the childhood of a generation.

juliascottsmallJulia Scott is an American working artist based out of the very raucous Baltimore, Maryland. Some of her clients include Warner Bros, Archaia Entertainment, and Lion Forge Comics.  She draws the comic The Telepath Generation with writers Josh Tierney and Bobby Myers, and considers herself an animated pop culture connoisseur.

 

The exhibition is supported by Malmö Kulturstöd.

Release: CBA vol 32

Friday, April 29, 18-22 @ The Hybrid (Mitt Möllan, Claesgatan 8, Malmö):
Release party & exhibition for the all-new CBA vol 32: BLUE BEGINNINGS!
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70.00 kr Add to cart

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.

New beginnings can be blue.

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After the opening, the exhibition will stay up until May 18. Opening hours: Mon/Wed: 16-20, Sat: 12-16

Artists in this issue:

Artists in this issue (+shown in the exhibition):
Hanna Alfredsson
Anna Krztoń
Alexander Robyn
Nicolas Krizan
Mauro Trotta
Anna Ehrlemark
DZAIZKU
Ylva Oknelid
Marie Tillman
Cover by Inés Estrada

Get your 1 year (4 volumes) subscription here.

Opening hours + photos from the opening

Last Friday we opened our new space, The Hybrid, with exhibition, workshop and party (see previous blog post). We had a great time!

The exhibition will be up until the end of this month, possibly longer, and the opening hours are:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 16–20

So come on in and have a look at the combined release exhibition for CBAvol30 (with guest appearances from Tusen Serier) and samples from upcoming Tusen Serier books, look through our comics library and buy our books in the shop section!

We got some media coverage for the opening:
Skånska Dagbladet: Serier med utblick
Sydsvenskan/Dygnet Runt: Nytt galleri och butik för serier öppnar i Malmö

And here are some photos:

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Photo by James Svärd.
Photo by James Svärd.
Kinga Dukaj. Foto av James Svärd.
Kinga Dukaj.
Photo by James Svärd.
Amanda Casanellas. Foto av James Svärd.
Amanda Casanellas.
Photo by James Svärd.

And here are a couple of photos from before the opening, while we were still building up everything, for contrast:

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