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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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

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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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The Hybrid opens

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 SerierWormgod 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.

WHAT: Opening/exhibition/release/workshop
WHERE: Hybriden @ Mitt Möllan, Claesgatan 8, Malmö
WHEN: Friday, March 11, 16-22

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EXHIBITION
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 cbavol30cover
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 a bit of imagination!

COMICS!
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!

www.hybriden.tk
www.tusenserier.com
www.cbkcomics.com

+ You will also find us at the SciFi-mässan (Malmö) this weekend, March 5-6, where CBK & Tusen Serier share a table with Wormgod and the comics course of Malmö Högskola!

+ Also do not miss the ongoing (until Monday, March 7) special offer at our new webshop!

WELCOME!

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Second Christmas!

Join us in celebrating the birth of our web-shop!

Once upon a time, there was a small group of comic artists with a big dream. 15 years later the shop was finally born. We invite you to celebrate this magnificent event, internally known as “Second Christmas.”

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Saunter through our virtual bookshelves, sigh with pleasure upon seeing our works in all their glory and find that not only CBK‘s works are presented. Tusen Serier and Wormgod are our first affiliates that we are proud to represent.

Use coupon code: newcbkshop2016 to get a 20% discount on everything but subscriptions in our new shop.

We love taking orders from you!

Review of Find me in this city

Review by Fredrik Strömberg of CBA vol 31: Find me in this city by Mari Ahokoivu:

I can see traces of inspiration here, undoubtedly Tove Jansson and the tale of the invisible child. Probably Mine, une vie de chat, but also of Joanna Rubin Dranger and her Miss Remarkable and Her Career, and even Hayao Miyazaki. But none of that matters. Ahokoivu makes it all her own, and her art is pure visual poetry.

(…)

A beautiful, poetic little book that I will most surely read again.

 

CBA vol 34-36: Call for submissions

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

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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?

Specifications:
Please see our submission guidelines.

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.

AltCom 2016: WORK anthology – call for submissions!

Reposted from the AltCom website:

Time to announce the festival anthology of 2016:

We don’t have all the funding secured yet, but there’s a Kickstarter, so let’s assume that everything will be fine and open this call for submissions anyway!

The theme for this year is WORK, and we would like you to give us your stories interpreting that theme.

WHAT we want:
Pages: 1-5, black/white
Language: English
Format: 140x182mm (a little bit smaller than A5) +5mm bleed on all sides
Files: High-resolution .TIFF, preferably
If you are unsure what we mean by “high-resolution”, please ask. Not sure what we mean by “bleed”? Read this! Lots of artists don’t know, and it’s better to ask than to send us files that we can’t use.Introduction to the theme.

WHEN we want it:
Deadline: May 15

Send questions and submissions to: submissions [at] altcomfestival [dot] se

Please feel free to invite more comics artists to the Facebook event.

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WHO we are:
The AltCom 2016 anthology will be edited by the Hybrid of CBK & Tusen Serier.

As usual, no one gets paid for participating. But on the other hand, no one pays for it either since we’ll be giving the book away for free during and after the festival!

And yes, we do accept comics that have already been published elsewhere, as long as we like them and they fit into the theme.

Finally some NEWS!

Hello again, and welcome to our new website (designed by Kinga Dukaj)!

The new URL is www.cbkcomics.com (but the old one still works).

As you may have noticed, the site has been down for a while for maintenance/remodelling. We’re working on a new online shop that will be up soon, where we will sell all our books and where you can also find books from Tusen Serier, Wormgod and individual publications from the CBK crew. Why will we sell these books as well as our own, you ask? Well, it’s because some of our crew members are also part of these other groups, so we’ve started a cooperation for the distribution to help each other. This will be further developed in the future and books from more related groups will be added.

We are also in the process of moving! Since 2006, we’ve been part of the comics centre at Kulturhuset Mazetti. Now we’re moving in with Tusen Serier in their new space at Mitt Möllan, where we will have a studio/library/comic book shop/exhibition & workshop space. More on this later, when we’ve figured out a name for the place and a date for the moving-in party, which may also be the official release for our new issue: CBAvol30: A New Hope!

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15 years’ woth of books…
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Bookshelves!
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Exhibitions space!

Other things that are happening soon:
Submission call for CBAvol34-36
Celebration of our 15th anniversary

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Keep an eye out for future announcements!

Coming soon: CBAvol30!

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…

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C’est Bon Anthology vol 30
A new hope
2015
100 pgs
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.

Artists:
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]