In 2018, we’ll have been an official association for 15 years. We’ll start celebrating this already on November 16 (18-20) at Rum för serier (Friisgatan 12, Malmö) where we will do a talk about art comics and a little bit about our history and plans for the future. See you there!
Reposting this as a reminder that the deadline is almost upon us:
Call for submissions: TEXTS FOR CBA vol 38|39!
From vol 38|39 (December 2017) of CBA, we are going to add a selection of text pieces to the international art comics anthology, and we want YOU to contribute material.
You heard right. From being a full-blooded comics anthology, we are turning CBA into more of a magazine and we need your help!
What we want: We’re basically looking for text pieces that match the comics by relating to the theme (interpreted freely), or to the international experimental comics scene, or just avant-garde stuff in general that you think might fit into what we’re doing in CBA. It can be an article, interview, statement about comics or just some artistic, experimental, poetic text about pretty much anything!
Length: between 1500 – 8000 characters
Deadline: August 15
Theme: FRAGMENTS OF PAST TIME
Main editor for this volume: 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?
Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue (this is the same deal as for the comics we publish and we also don’t get paid for the editorial work. We wish it was different, but it’s the situation). Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands and we do accept material that has already been published elsewhere. That’s all we can offer at this date. We hope that you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. You would be in the company of some great comic creators.
(And don’t worry, CBA is still going to be mostly comics, we haven’t gone completely crazy…)
Coming soon: FANZINEVERKSTADEN HYBRIDEN (THE HYBRID ZINE WORKSHOP)!
Startin September 1, Tusen Serier & CBK, with support from Arvsfonden, will start building a zine workshop with various techniques for self-publishing stories.
More info will come later…
Also, if you are at the CRACK! festival this week, we will also be there so look us up!
Just wanted to remind you all that it’s now just a few days left to donate via Indiegogo (last day is April 13)!
And if you also want to help us share it these last few days, here are some useful links:
CBK blogpost (general info):
CBK blogpost (background story):
This Sunday, the 25th of September, at 1 pm, one of CBK’s editors, Henrik Rogowski, will present CBK on “Seriescenen” (Showcase A02:40) on Bokmässan in Gothenburg! He will talk about our anthology, editorial staff and vision, but also about comics with more of an artistic approach. See you there!
Signs of science? The science of signs? Or neither, or both.
Deadline: 1 September 2014
How about the sleep depriving thought of eternity when you turn off the lights at night. Of the ever reaching deepness of space, black holes and the creation of photons in the core of the sun.How about when you get lost in thought, staring at your thumb, thinking about how the cells in your skin work and work and work, divide and fall off. The molecules they are made of. The vanishing weight of the atoms.
How did the insects develop wings? What is the purpose of the flick-flack of the Rechenbergi spider, the tiny squeak of the desert rain frog, the Higgs boson? And what is dark energy anyway? The history of the natural sciences is filled with wonder, with horror and gore, with idealism and the search for truth, but above all curiosity.
C’est Bon invites you to send in your work for our upcoming issue, Signs and Science! Best suited are comics about 4–22 pages. The format is 200×260 mm (7.9×10.2 in), full colour, in English or wordless. Within this space, there are no limits. We accept low-res files for consideration and will ask you for high-res files if your submission is accepted.
Unfortunately we can’t offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 5 free copies of the issue and we will promote you and your work on our website, on social forums, in press releases etc. That’s all we can offer at this date. Hopefully you will find being in C’est Bon Anthology an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands.
Send your submissions via the form at http://cestbonkultur.com/
This thursday we premiere the exhibition “Sequential Investigations: the New Comics” in Sweden!
Sequential Investigations is an exhibition of original art, prints, and wall projections showcasing some of the finest experimental artists working on the periphery of the comics form, pushing and probing the potential of sequential storytelling.
How to talk about comics in terms that don’t ignore or even exclude one aspect or other? Most people with the slightest interest in the form know that genre trappings or age divisions don’t make any sense at this point. 30 years ago people proclaimed that comics had “grown up”, but that term seems to be moot now that comics for all and any ages have gained general acceptance.
The father of modern manga, Osamu Tezuka, is quoted as saying that comics “should be like air”. Depending on your interpretation, that prediction may have come true, as sequential narrative has become a natural form of expression, both for traditional comics artists trying to break into a steadily narrowing mainstream, and for artists from other fields who test the comics grammar in new, often unexpected contexts.
That is probably the common denominator between the artists presented in this exhibition: that they use the form as naturally as breathing. Their work doesn’t relate to comics as they were, but as they have always been at their core, that is, a set of syntaxes that anyone can use to communicate their own personal message. These are no “grown-up” comics, or even a “new” kind of comics as the exhibition title could be construed; rather, they are distinct, artistic visions that are also very clearly recognizable as comics. Within the sequential framework the exhibitors probe and explore the possibilities of comics and, as it were, chart the unmapped areas in the process.
The eminent Sarah Kläpp has concocted a great, portable exhibition, Cabinet of Curiosity. Hidden inside are all kinds of mysteries and curiosities. We will bring the exhibition to Stockholm International Comics Festival as well as other festivals we attend this year. We’re really excited to show off this cool exhibition.