Best of CBK (13 april)

Retrospective exhibition of 15 years with CBK
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: April 13, 17-22
Lasts until: August 16

C’est Bon Kultur (CBK) became an official association in 2003, with the formal purpose of creating and promoting comics that are visually interesting and that approach comics storytelling in experimental ways. It is now 15 years later and with approximately 60 publications and about as many exhibitions behind us, we have a big selection of comics and artworks in storage that we’d like to share with the world.

Nostalgia for some, news to others, we promise an interesting art experience. Big names in experimental and art comics will share the space with local talents and several generations of the CBA editorial crew. Over the years, we’ve strived to add something special in the translation from the comics page to the exhibition wall space. From acetone prints to apocalyptic scrap metal installations with DIY polaroids, blown-up postcards and blood-splattered plastic covers. One motto that runs through it all is: COMICS AS ART, ART AS COMICS.

Feel free to invite people to the Facebook event.

The exhibition is presented in cooperation with Fanzineverkstaden, with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

—IN SWEDISH—

2003 bildades kulturföreningen C’est Bon Kultur (CBK) med syftet att skapa och sprida serier som är visuellt intressanta och som experimenterar med berättandet i serieformen. Nu är det 15 år senare och med ca 60 publikationer och ungefär lika många utställningar bakom oss har vi samlat på oss ett stort lager av serier och konstverk som vi vill dela med oss av.

En nostalgitripp för gamla fans och en intressant upplevelse för dem som upptäckt oss på senare år. Stora namn inom konst- och experimentserier blandas med lokala förmågor och flera generationer av redaktionen för den internationella serieantologin CBA. Vi har genom åren gått in för att skapa något nytt och originellt i översättningen från tidning till utställningsvägg. Från acetontryck till skrotinstallation med gör-det-självpolaroider, förstorade vykort och blodstänkta plastskynken. Ett motto som genomsyrat verksamheten är: SERIER SOM KONST, KONST SOM SERIER.

Bjud gärna in dina vänner till vårt event på Facebook.

Utställningen presenteras i samarbete med Fanzineverkstaden, med stöd från Malmö Kulturnämnd.

CBA vol 41 – Call for submissions: Comics & Texts

CBA vol 41 – Subversive Superhero Stories
(Guidelines for text pieces and comics for this issue at the bottom of this description)

For many years now, CBK has acted to expand as well as to introduce art comics to the world. Everything from Hair to Fragments has been the focus, and for our next volume, we are focusing on one of the biggest genres in comic books, the superhero comics. We’re looking for comics with an explicit connection to the Superhero genre, that at the same time subverts the expectations and pushes the boundaries to tell a different story than the conventional stories usually told.

Deadline: JUNE 1
Main editor: Henrik Rogowski
Color scheme: Color/Black and White

—SUBMISSION GUIDELINES—
Please read and follow these guidelines:
Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
Format: 20x26cm
Color: Color/Black and white
Language: English
Format: .TIF
Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi grayscale
Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? Read this to make sure you know what we mean: http://cbkcomics.com/bleed-explained/
Within this space, there are no limits.

Please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Also include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website).
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can offer at this date. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands.

—TEXT GUIDELINES—
We’re looking for texts that touch upon this subject, preferably articles, essays and exploratory texts. We’re not looking for short stories in this issue.

We’ look forward to seeing your submissions!
//CBK CREW

You can also attend the Facebook event here!

FRAGMENTS exhibition/release

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition FRAGMENTS, which is also the release of the brand new CBA vol 38|39!

Feb 9, 17-22
@ HYBRIDEN (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5)

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?

The exhibition will showcase fragments of the comics from the new issue, and there is also an interactive element. Join us by drawing your own memories on the wall during the exhibition opening.

We have crayons!

Christina Cromnow, the main editor of vol 38|39, says about the theme:
“I’m remembering my own life in fragments. There are only pieces left of my past time. But what interests me is just that, WHICH pieces are the ones remaining? And why? And what story does all of this tell? The simple story should be that whatever’s left are the moments that made an impression. It doesn’t matter if it’s nonsense or vitality. It’s there because it influenced me somehow.”

Artists featured in the exhibition: Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis, Victor Expolio, Mattias Elftorp, Martin López Lam, Anna Krztoń, Diego Shim, Stefan Petrini, Hanna Lundin Tistelö, Insulina Kid, Rakel Stammer, Henrik Rogowski, Gonzalo de las Heras, Johanna Rojola, Kinga Dukaj

As usual, there will be some snacks, wine and non-alcoholic alternatives.

The exhibition lasts until April 11 and is organised with support from Malmö Kulturstöd.

CBA vol 40 – Call for submissions: Comics & Texts

CBA vol 40 – Worst Case Scenario
(Guidelines for text pieces and comics for this issue at the bottom of this description)

What’s the worst that could happen? And if that happens, what’s the worst that could happen? And if that happens, what’s the worst that could happen? And so on…

There’s a psychiatric method in cognitive behavioral therapy called “The Downward Arrow Technique” where you begin by writing down the answers to this repeated question and we thought it’d be the perfect theme for our upcoming CBA vol 40. Especially since this is an election year in Sweden. Especially since war and famine and climate change and personal disasters are on the horizon. So how bad can it get?

Deadline: APRIL 15
Main editor: Kinga Dukaj
Color scheme: Black and white

Editors note: The goal in the Downward Arrow Technique is to explore your core beliefs and work through them, and is often used for anxiety, phobias and other disruptive thought patterns. This method is very practical, simple and effective in helping the person get to the root of their negative thoughts and unhealthy beliefs about themselves. However, this is not the goal in CBA vol 40. We just want to know the worst.

—SUBMISSION GUIDELINES—
Please read and follow these guidelines:
Number of pages: We prefer comics that are about 5-30 pages, but any number is welcome.
Format: 20x26cm
Color: Black and white
Language: English
Format: .TIF
Resolution: 1200 dpi line art or 300 dpi grayscale
Bleed: 5mm. Think you know how to handle bleed? Read this to make sure you know what we mean: http://cbkcomics.com/bleed-explained/
Within this space, there are no limits.

Please send us high-resolution files from the start.
Also include a short presentation text about yourself, with one URL (if you have a website).
Please ask us if you are unsure about formats, resolution, bleed, etc. We prefer stupid questions to bad files. And there are no stupid questions!

Unfortunately we cannot offer you any payment for participating. If we publish your submission you will receive 10 free copies of the issue. That’s all we can offer at this date. Hopefully you will find being in CBA an enjoyable experience. Naturally, copyright for your material will stay in your hands.

—TEXT GUIDELINES—
We’re looking for texts that touch upon this subject, preferably articles, essays and exploratory texts. We’re not looking for short stories in this issue.

—COMICS GUIDELINES—
Think of a scenario where you imagine the absolute worst thing that could happen.
When you have that in mind, ask: if that happens, whats the worst that could happen?
When you have that answer continue asking it about 3 more times until you’ve got a clear story.
Use this as a script for your comic.

We’ look forward to seeing your submissions!
//CBK CREW

You can also attend the Facebook event here!

Coming soon: CBA vol 38|39

It’s a bit late, but it’s now being printed; the last volume of 2017!

Like the one before, this is also a double issue, and this one is extra thick, with extra comics and an extra color on the cover (GOLD!).

CBA vol 38|39: Fragments features comics by:
Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis [UK]
Victor Expolio [ES]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Martin López Lam [ES]
Anna Krztoń [PL]
Diego Shim [ES]
Stefan Petrini [SE]
Hanna Lundin Tistelö [SE]
Insulina Kid [ES]
Rakel Stammer [SE]
Henrik Rogowski [SE]
Gonzalo de las Heras [SE]
Texts by:
Claudiu Revnic [RO]
Saskia Gullstrand [SE]
Johanna Rojola [FI]
Illustrations by:
Gonzalo de las Heras [SE]
Kinga Dukaj [SE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Johanna Rojola [FI]
Cover artist & main editor:
Christina Cromnow [SE]

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?

The release event/exhibition is planned for February 9 @ Hybriden.
Look for more info soon!

Crowdfunding for CBAvol38|39

We are currently looking for donations to cover the costs of printing and distribution of our upcoming anthology, CBA vol 38|39: FRAGMENTS.

In this double issue, various artists present their own fractal visions under the common concept of FRAGMENTS.
Also, for the first time in years, we include texts in this volume. But we need your help to make all this possible!

 

CBA vol 38|39 features comics by Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis, Martin López Lam, Stefan Petrini, Rakel Stammer, Diego Shim, Henrik Rogowski, Victor Expolio, Insulina Kid, Mattias Elftorp and Gonzalo de las Heras, and texts by Mattias Elftorp and Saskia Gullstrand with Johanna Rojola and possibly some additional material in this more-than-a-hundred colorful pages issue. Both the cover and the issue is compiled by Christina Cromnow of the CBK editorial crew, who is currently working on her debut graphic novel.

All the comics in the volume are already finished. We only need to put the whole volume together and do some final editing before sending it to print.

You can support this project via our campaign at Indiegogo where you can also see some sample comic pages from the book.
Please note that the campaign ends on December 16!

Autumn

Malmö Gallery Night 2017 @ HYBRIDEN (Mitt Möllan)

© Mitt Möllan
© Mitt Möllan
© Mitt Möllan
© Mitt Möllan

Malmö Gallerinatt is an annual event held last Saturday in September every year, when many of Malmö’s galleries and art institutions have a common evening opening between 18-24.

This year all of Mitt Möllan was turned into an eye-candy spectacle!
All of Mitt Möllan had about 4000-5000 visitors, and we counted over 1200 people at Hybriden.

It’s great to have people find CBK, HYBRIDEN and TUSEN SERIER so that we get a chance to show off all our great comic books, artworks, artists and meet new people!

Tropicana Dreams 2017

© Tropicana Dreams
© Tropicana Dreams
© Tropicana Dreams
© Tropicana Dreams
© Gonzalo

Simultaneously a new comic-festival emerged from sunny Mallorca with the fitting name “Tropicana Dreams.” Of course some of us participated!
Crew from both CBK and TUSEN SERIER flew to Mallorca to enjoy the sun and the newness. Meeting new people and stocking up on prints to sell @ HYBRIDEN.

We’re all looking forward to next years edition of both happenings!

PS.
Don’t miss TUSEN SERIERS release party and exhibition opening of “En andra chans” (A Second Chance) at Hybriden, Oct 20, 17-22.

Release event: Creation of the Necronomicon

Saturday, September 16, will be the release party for Creation of the Necronomicon by Henrik Möller & Lars Krantz.
It will be at Plan B (Norra Grängesbergsgatan 19, Malmö), between 19-03.

IMPORTANT: Plan B is a membership club and you need to become a member in order to get in.
THE TICKETS ALONE WILL NOT GRANT YOU ACCES TO THE SPACE!
Visit kollektivetrecords.com to find all the information you need and the sign-up forms.

ENTRANCE
Plan “Best” members: 50kr
Plan “Basic” members: 70kr (50kr presale + 20kr at the door)

We are selling tickets for two screenings. If sold out, we will do a third one and move the Dipper show after the the third and last screening. Once you bought a ticket, you will be able to attend the whole event and see all screenings and enjoy all the bands playing live BUT the seatings will be limited to the people with tickets for each screening.

Doors: 7PM
08:00PM : 1st screening
08:45PM : Live: Skenet Bedrar (Mö)
09:30PM : 2nd screening
10:15PM : Live: “Secret fucking amazing punk band” (Mö) + Dipper (Mö)
Karaoke + DJs till 3AM

Check for updates at the Facebook event.

Another collaboration between filmmaker Henrik Möller and comics artist Lars Krantz. The self-contained sequel to their Creation of a god, this is an elaboration on the mythology created by HP Lovecraft concerning the mad poet Abdul Alhazred and the creation of the accursed Necronomicon.