CBA vol (2006-)

ISSN: 1652-2141

Current incarnation of C’est Bon Anthology, the international comics anthology for stories that try do so something new with the comics medium. Since vol 23, every other issue is a stand-alone story by one single artist.

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In the pits of madness
2017
84 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-87825-11-8

Let’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.

Horror meets madness and the inevitable collapse in this new volume of CBA, beautifully drawn and painted in heavy brush strokes and oil paint and sharp lines and halftones.

Artists: Akab [IT], Spyros Verykios [GR], Elena Guidolin [IT], Serena Schinaia [IT]. Cover artist: Radovan Popović [RS]. Text & main editor: Mattias Elftorp [SE]

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Bleed
2016
100 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-87825-10-1

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?

Artists: Rakel Stammer [SE], Kinga Dukaj [SE], Darkam [SM], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Gonzo Rodher [SE], Stefan Petrini [SE], Magda Boreysza [UK], Ella Eiranto [FI], Nicolas Krizan [SE], Mai Northcote [DK], Henna Räsänen [FI], Susanne Johansson [SE]. Cover artist: Rakel Stammer [SE]. Interior illustrations & main editor: Kinga Dukaj [SE]

Review:
Serienett.no

cbavol34cvrC’est Bon Anthology vol 34
Re: Creation & Idleness
2016
76 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-87825-09-5

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.

Published to coincide with the AltCom 2016: WORK festival.

Artists: Harukichi [JP], Jasmina Grudnik [SL], Petra Lilla Marjai [HU], Javier Triviño Murillo [ES], Anna Krzton [PL], Aurélien Leif [FR], Štěpánka Jislová [CZ], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Cover artist: Alexander Robyn [BE], Interior illustrations & main editor: Steve Nyberg [SE]

repeatoffendersC’est Bon Anthology vol 33
Repeat Offenders
2016
68 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-87825-08-8

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.

Julia 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.

Artist & cover: Julia Scott [US]

cbavol32cvrC’est Bon Anthology vol 32
Blue Beginnings
2016
68 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-87825-07-1

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.

Artists: Alexander Robyn [BE], Anna Ehrlemark [SE], Anna Krzton [PL], DZAIZKU [RS], Hanna Alfredsson [SE], Marie Tillman [SE], Mauro Trotta [DE], Nicolas Krizan [SE], Ylva Oknelid [SE], Cover artist: Inés Estrada [MX], Interior illustrations: Oskar Aspman [SE]


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Find me in this city
2015
112 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-87825-06-4

Find me in this city is a story about isolation, finding your self and learning to be alone. The book mixes fiction and autobiographic elements. The end result is a fictive story of a girl who has lost her face in a strange city. While she is looking for herself, the cat is looking for the scary yet intriguing dark character who the dog is calling Nightmare.

But can you trust a dog who is always lying?

Find me in this city was first published 2009 in Finnish by Asema Kustannus. It was Mari Ahokoivu’s first graphic novel, although not her first published comic book. Other publications by Mari Ahokoivu includes Sarjakuvantekijän opas (BTJ kustannus 2007), Lola Olifante (Éditions Cambourakis 2014-2015) and Sanni och Jonas (Rabén & Sjögren 2015).

Mari Ahokoivu (b.1984) is a Finnish comic artist and illustrator who draws comics for adults and for kids and has been published in Finland as well as abroad. She has studied comics in Finland, France and Sweden and now sometimes teaches comics herself. Ahokoivu enjoys watching movies and playing roller derby. At the moment she lives in northern Finland.

Artist & cover: Mari Ahokoivu [FI]

cbavol30coverC’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]

whatweknewC’est Bon Anthology vol 29

What we knew
2015
228 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-87825-03-3

What We Knew is a collection of wordless surrealist poetry in the form of a graphic novel. The novel aims to be a selfish and intimate experience for both artist and reader, where the reader can find their own meaning and interpretation instead of taking on the artist’s.
The stories in the novel take place in a silent world filled with subtle momentary expressions, where the world itself is as loaded with emotion and as much a part of the storytelling as the characters. The outer reality becomes the inner emotional world and static things take on a movement that can’t be controlled or avoided.

Artist & cover: Sarah Kläpp [SE]

cba28sidebarC’est Bon Anthology vol 28
Signs and science
2015
88 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-878250-1-9

Signs of science? The science of signs? Or neither, or both. 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. These questions were the basis for this issue of CBA.
Full speed ahead, towards the event horizon of CBA!

Artists: Steve Nyberg [SE], Jamil Mani [SE], Maciej Kalymon [SE], John Daily [SE], Marine Schneider [BE], Carolina Hicks [US/SE], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Mari Ahokoivu [FI], Allan Haverholm [DK], Ylva Oknelid [SE], Christoffer Frostgård [SE], Karoline Stjernfelt [SE], Milena Simeonova [BG], Cover artist: Christina Cromnow [SE], Interior illustrations: Emei Burell [SE]

cbavol27-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 27
Picking up pieces
2014
72 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-979570-8-3

An airbrush-painted story about loss and psycho-geography; how our environment affects us psychologically. The story follows a young woman, who in dealing with the death of her lover, finds that the traumatic memory of her loss is tied to a collapsed archive. Later, she realizes that not only the archive, but other places in different ways similar to it, triggers the same painful recollections. Now at her wits end, she makes a discovery.
The dustcover also folds out to become a blueprint.

Artist & cover: Christian Skovgaard [DK]

cbavol26-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 26
Romance
2014
68 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-979570-9-0

A possessive black and white kiss in an impossibly uncomfortable angle. A mad dash with no consideration for overworked airport security staff. Boomboxes held high. Roses, carnival prizes and the warm light from a fire. Romance is a narrative and a script, and yet in that moment when we share a look and know instantly that we’re stuck, that this is it, every cliché feels justified. Perhaps not ideal, but understandable. C’est Bon Anthology is an anthology of graphic short stories from artists from all over the world. The selected works are based on a will to experiment and a passion for telling good stories. A mix of established artists and new talent.

Artists: Hanna Lundin Tistelö [SE], Chris Reijnen [NL], Sara Hausenkamp [SE], Valentine Gallardo [BE], Shuxian Lee [SG], Anna Åhlén [SE], Daria Bogdanska [SE], Saskia Gullstrand [SE], Anna Krzton [PL], Cover artist: My Murphy [SE], Interior illustration: Frøydis Sollid Simonsen [NO/DK]

cbavol25-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 25
Lapsos
2014
160 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-87825-00-2

The first graphic novel from Mexican comics artist Inés Estrada. A psychedelic science-fiction epic trip across different planes of reality. Lapsos follows the adventures of two friends who discover the existence of various dimensions between their home city in Mexico, and the gradual realisation that everything is connected, it’s marked with Estrada’s signature gross-but-touching humour and vivid characterisation.

Artist & cover: Inés Estrada [MX]

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Hair
2013
72 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-979570-7-6

Everywhere in the room around you, something is growing. It might be blatantly obvious, like a plant in your windowsill. It might be the stubble on your chin, or leg. This is of course, brilliant. C’est Bon Anthology is an anthology of graphic short stories from artists from all over the world. The selected works are based on a will to experiment and a passion for telling good stories. A mix of established artists and new talent.

Artists: Johannes Bergström [SE], Marie Dahlén [SE], Tinet Elmgren [DE], Christoffer Frostgård [SE], Henri Gylander [SE], Harukichi [JP], Sofia Karlström [SE], Nicolas Krizan [SE], My Murphy [SE], Slobby Psyk [SE], Sylvie Ringer [DE], Jenny Wildfang [DE], Cover artist: Mari Ahokoivu [FI], Interior illustrations: Sofia Karlström [SE]

cbavol23-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 23
All Saints
2013
120 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-979570-6-9

Dutch artist Marcel Ruijters’ funny and unusual All Saints 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. Marcel Ruijters is well known in his home country, and is published in several other European languages.

Artist & cover Marcel Ruijters [NL]

cbavol22-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 22
Singularity
2012
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-979570-5-2

C’est Bon Anthology is an anthology of graphic short stories from artists from all over the world. The selected works are based on a will to experiment and a passion for telling good stories. A mix of established artists and new talent.

Artists: Henri Gylander [SE], Frøydis Sollid Simonsen [NO/DK], Derik A Badman [US], Karolina Bladh [SE], Adam Boman [SE], Magda Boreysza [UK], Olaf Brill [DE], Marie Dahlén [SE], Martin Simpson [UK], Karoline Stjernfelt [DK], Anna Syvertsson [SE], Michael Vogt [DE], Cover artist: Sarah Kläpp [SE], Interior illustrations: Leif Engström [SE]

cbavol20-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 20-21
Kolorama
2012
148 pgs
Color
ISBN: 978-91-979570-4-5

C’est Bon Anthology is the Swedish based international comics anthology that will always be by your side when you dive into that experimental ocean of comics in which we float.
First regular issue in full color!

Artists: Mari Ahokoivu [FI], Bo Ashi [SE], Oskar Aspman [SE], Joakim Derlow [SE], Kaja Avberšek [SI], Leif Engström [SE], Oliver East [UK], Sofia Falkenhem [SE], Eliza Frye [US], Henri Gylander [SE], Allan Haverholm [DK], Dunja Jankovic [US], Jamil Mani [SE], Ulli Lust [DE], Warren Craghead III [US], Andrei Molotiu [DK], Søren Mosdal [DK], Nik Neves [BR], Jess Smart Smiley [US], Frøydis Sollid Simonsen [NO/DK], Jan Solheim [DK], Chad Verrill [US], Jenny Wildfang [NL], Tym Godek [US], Sarah Kläpp [SE], Anna Åhlén [SE], Cover artist: Kolbeinn Karlsson [SE], Interior illustrations: Sarah Kläpp [SE], CBQ&A: Kolbeinn Karlsson [SE]

cbavol19-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 19
Interposed
2012
94 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-979570-3-8

This issue is themed Interposed. Because we want to know what happens when something or someone is placed, not in this defined space here, nor in this defined space here, but rather in that unspecific inbetween. And also because this issue is released to accompany the C’est Bon Kultur exhibition in><between that first and foremost deals with inbetween panels. But we knew there was more to this.
Interposed, inbetween panels, the actual story stands tall and proud and says hi.
Inbetween the superfluous lies pure essence.

Artists: Derik Badman [US], Anna Degnbol [DK], Oliver East [UK], Mikaela Elf [SE], Leif Engström [SE], Christoffer Frostgård [SE], Tym Godek [US], Allan Haverholm [DK], RM Rhodes [US], Milena Simeonova [BG], Evgeny Yakolev [KZ], Cover artist: EME [ES], Interior illustrations: Allan Haverholm [DK]

cbavol18-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 18
What is Art?
2012
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-979570-2-1

To celebrate that this issue actually, or to some extent, deals with art we decided to let the comics tell you what art is. Or is not.
The most probable conclusion to draw from the pages you are about to delve into is that Art stems from the depths within each artist. And that the creativity that fill these cavities, deep within, pours in from the surrounding world. Nothing is original. Everything is unique. We still aim at showing the enormous width of comics artistry, the immense force of storytelling with comics and the endless possibilities to develop and renew the medium. Art as a metaphor for other art, we truly live in a world of our own. The map has been pinned to the wall, please, bring out your flashlights.

Artist: Nicolas Krizan [SE], Zlatko Krstevski [MK], Anna von Hausswolff [SE], Rikke Hollaender [DK], Therese Lundin [SE], Martin Simpson [UK], Bo Ashi [SE], Sarah Kläpp [SE], Allan Haverholm [DK], Thomas Kindenberg [SE], Jess Smart Smiley [US], Oskar Aspman [SE], Cover artist: Niklas Asker [SE], Interior illustrations: Bo Ashi [SE]

cbavol17-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 17
10 year anniversary issue
2011
92 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-979570-1-4

10 years of C’est Bon, 10 years of broadening the horizons of what comics can be, 10 years of comics as art, of art as comics. We celebrate this with return appearances of some of the great artists who have been in the anthology before and a CBQ&A with one of the founding members, Oskar Aspman.

Artists:
Mari Ahokoivu [FI]
Bo Ashi [SE]
Oskar Aspman [SE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Victor Kerlow [US]
Chiu Kwong Man [UK]
Knut Larsson [SE]
Jamil Mani [SE]
Jess Smart Smiley [US]
Chad Verrill [US]
Emelie Östergren [SE]
Cover artist: Susanne Johansson [SE]
CBQ&A: Oskar Aspman [SE]

cbavol16-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 16
Astoria
2011
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-979570-0-7

C’est Bon Anthology is the Swedish based international comics anthology, presenting beautiful, and sometimes even mind boggling, short stories to all you comics aficionados. The theme for the voluptuous volume 16 is “Astoria”.
Where is the line between comics and music? Vol. 16 is a symphony with pen and paper where comics and music meet.. We asked ourselves the question how can you express musik through comics and what can and can’t you express with images versus sound. C’est Bon Anthology vol. 16 – Astoria is the answer. A soundless concert for the eye!

Artists:
Magda Boreysza [UK]
Warren Craghead III [US]
Eliza Frye [US]
Allan Haverholm [DK]
Dunja Jankovic [US]
Sarah Kläpp [SE]
Andrei Molotiu [US]
Shalo P [US]
Cover artist: Allan Haverholm [DK]
Interior illustrations: Sarah Kläpp [SE], Mats Kläpp [SE]
CBQ&A: Warren Craghead III [US]

cbavol15-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 15
Motion Picture
2011
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-9-6

C’est Bon Anthology is the Swedish based international comics anthology, presenting beautiful, and sometimes even mind boggling, short stories to all you comics aficionados. The theme for the voluptuous volume 15 is “Motion Picture”, and we ask you to ask yourself: Is there really a connection between comics and film?
Film is the vision of a director (and a producer, and a board of CEO’s, and their daughter, and the pony she rode in on) filtered through a cameraman, a cast of actors, a sound designer, an editor, and, ultimately, a projector. Comics are the vision of a cartoonist, filtered through anything that might leave a mark on paper; the cartoonist sends his or her work to C’est Bon Anthology, you read it, end of the line. Go ahead and read this issue, but be aware that we might be spoiling movies for you altogether!

Artists:
Bo Ashi [SE]
Karolina Bladh [SE]
Davide Catania [IT]
Henri Gylander [FI]
Sarah Kläpp [SE]
Søren Mosdal [DK]
Nik Neves [BR]
JM Ken Niimura [JP]
Jacob Ørsted [DK]
Cover artist: Dame Darcy [US]
Interior illustrations: Bo Ashi [SE], Pia Johansson Goldmann [SE]
CBQ&A: Dame Darcy [US]

cbavol14-200 C’est Bon Anthology vol 14
/Rabid Rabbit 13 (double issue flip book collaboration)
Square One
2011
84 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-8-9

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C’est Bon Anthology is an international comics anthology, bringing beautiful short stories out to the world. Rabid Rabbit is C’est Bon Anthology’s American sister, also bringing beautiful short stories out to the world. Merging our anthologies, for one double issue flip book collaboration, was only the natural thing to do. And we decided to call this double issue “Square One”.
“Square One” presents work from no less than twenty-nine artists from all over the world. Every story begins with the same first panel, the same square one. From there, the stories twist and turn in a myriad of directions, limited only by the imagination of the artists who created them. Which needless to say, is no limit at all. C’est Bon Anthology and Rabid Rabbit simply presented a door to each artist, and where that door took them, you’ll have to find out for yourself.

Artists CBA vol 14:
Mari Ahokoivu [FI]
Bo Ashi [SE]
Niklas Asker [SE]
Ole Comoll Christensen [DK]
Sofia Falkenhem [SE]
Allan Haverholm [DK]
Clara Bessijelle Johansson [SE]
Kolbeinn Karlsson [SE]
Sarah Kläpp [SE]
Cover artist: Kolbeinn Karlsson [SE]

Artists Rabid Rabbit 13:
C. M. Butzer [US]
Sung Yoon Choi [KR]
Adam Eye [US]
Nathan Fox [US]
Paul Hoppe [DE]
Aya Kakeda [JP]
Victor Kerlow [US]
Adam Kidder [US]
Sakura Maku [US]
Reuben Negron [US]
Neil Numberman [US]
Tao Nyeu [US]
Matt Rota [US]
Fay Ryu [US]
Ben Sea [AU]
Anuj Shrestha [US]
Ben X Trinh [US]
Andres Vera [US]
Chadwick Whitehead [US]
Kripa Yoshi [NP]
J. T. Yost [US]
Cover artist: Reuben Negron [US]

cbavol13-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 13
Levels
2010
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-7-2

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.
In 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.

Artists:
Allan Haverholm [DK]
Victor Kerlow [US]
Lars Krantz [SE]
Lawrence Marvit [US]
Jess Smart Smiley [US]
Veiko Tammjärv [EE]
Chad Verrill [US]
Rikke Villadsen [DK]
Henric Wallmark [SE]
Cover artist: Chad Verrill [US]
Interior illustrations: Chad Verrill [US], Niklas Asker [SE]
CBQ&A: Chad Verrill [US]

cbavol12-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 12
Expiration Date
2010
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-6-5

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.
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.

Artists:
Mari Ahokoivu [FI]
Oskar Aspman [SE]
Ole Comoll [DK]
Davide Catania [IT]
Victor Kerlow [US]
Sarah Kläpp [SE]
Jess Smart Smiley [US]
Cover artist: Victor Kerlow [US]
Interior illustrations: Allan Haverholm [DK], Carolin Hansson [SE]
CBQ&A: Victor Kerlow [US]

cbavol11-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 11
Variations
2010
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-5-8

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.
In C’est Bon Anthology vol. 11 – Variations, Sofia Falkenhem, Martin 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.

Artists:
Oskar Aspman [SE]
Sofia Falkenhem [SE]
Allan Haverholm [DK]
Martin Flink [DK]
Jamil Mani [SE]
Cover artist: Allan Haverholm [DK]
Interior illustrations: Mattias Elftorp [SE], Susanne Johansson [SE]
CBQ&A: Jamil Mani [SE]

cbavol10-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 10
Apocrypha (those having been hidden away)
2010
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-4-1

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. We 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.

Artists:
Mari Ahokoivu [FI]
Davide Catania (IT)
Martin Flink [DK]
Loka Kanarp [SE]
Ib Kjeldsmark [DK]
Leo Scherfig [DK]
Cover artist: Martin Flink [DK]
Interior illustrations: Sofia Falkenhem [SE], Simon Diamant Silfverberg [SE]
CBQ&A: Mari Ahokoivu [FI]

cbavol09-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 9
Entanglements
2009
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-3-4

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.
Through 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.

Artists:
Eliza Frye [US]
Allan Haverholm [DK]
Ed Homer [US]
Jacob Rask [DK]
Chad Verrill [US]
Cover artist: Eliza Frye [US]
Interior illustrations: Martin Flink [DK], Michel Ducourneau [SE]
CBQ&A: Allan Haverholm [DK]

cbavol08-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 8
The Animation of Rules
2009
68 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-2-7

C’est Bon Anthology explores the gray areas between art and rules. Presenting a text piece by Mike Diana who tells the story of how a court ruling prohibited him from drawing. Kolbeinn Karlsson and Hanna Petterson give you their take on the rules of animation.

Artists:
Simon Bukhave [DK]
Sofia Falkenhem [SE]
Clara Johansson [SE]
Kolbeinn Karlsson [SE]
Victor Kerlow [US]
Hanna Pettersson [SE]
Henrik Rehr [DK]
Maki Sato [JP]
Cover artist: Kolbeinn Karlsson [SE]
Interior illustrations: Allan Haverhoolm [DK], Mike Diana [US]
Text: Mike Diana [US]

cbavol07-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 7
2009
100 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-978089-1-0


C’est Bon Anthology delivers comics from all over the world. The compelling volume 7 features Greek (Vassilis Gogtzilas, Spyros Verykios), Swedish (Susanne Johansson, Mattias Elftorp, Jamil Mani, Niklas Asker), Danish (Martin Flink), British (Martin Simpson) and US comics (Chad Verrill). The cover is contributed by rising star Niklas Asker (Second Thoughts). Always complete stories, top quality art comics and extraordinary visions. If there’s only one international comics anthology to buy, this is the one!

Artists:
Niklas Asker [SE]
Martin Flink [DK]
Martin Simpson [US]
K I Zachopoulos [GR]
Vassilis Gogtzilas [GR]
Spyros Verykios [GR]
Chad Verrill [US]
Jamil Mani [SE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Susanne Johansson [SE]
Cover: Niklas Asker [SE]
Interior illustrations: Johan Jergner-Ekervik [SE]

cbavol06-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 6
2009
96 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-976528-9-6


C’est Bon Anthology presents another brilliant anthology of international art comics. Visit the brain of Olivier Schrauwen, watch the watery apocalypse of Lina Blixt, read the unorthodox fairy tale by Chiu Kwong Man and get hit by the violence of Mattias Elftorp. Also in this issue: Jamil Mani, Johan Jergner-Ekervik, Rebecka Lindberg and a text about black images in comics written by Eisner-nominated Fredrik Strömberg. Cover by Swedish star artist Knut Larsson. Always top quality art comics, always complete stories.

Artists:
Lina Blixt [SE]
Jamil Mani [SE]
Johan Jergner-Ekervik [SE]
Olivier Schrauwen [BE]
Chiu Kwong Man [UK]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Rebecka Lindberg [SE]
Cover: Knut Larsson [SE]
Interior illustrations: Susanne Johansson [SE], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Jamil Mani [SE]
Text: Fredrik Strömberg [SE]

cbavol05-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 5
2008 June
100 pgs
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ISBN: 978-91-976528-6-5


C’est Bon Anthology continues to deliver graphically enticing international comics. This issue offers TV-clips by John Malloy, Marko Turunen’s Alien trading places with the Devil, a nightmarish vision of Limbo by Lars Krantz and a story about risking your life for a chicken by Ohad Zofy and Gilad Seliktar. There’s also another beautiful tale by Andrea Bruno, a text piece about creativity by Knut Larsson, and more, complete with a cover by Susanne Johansson! Always top quality art comics. Always complete stories, for your reading pleasure.

Artists:
Emelie Östergren [SE]
Ohad Zofy [IL]
Gilad Seliktar [IL]
Marko Turunen [FI]
Andrea Bruno [IT]
Jyrki Heikkinen [FI]
John Malloy [US]
Lars Krantz [SE]
Cover: Susanne Johansson [SE]
Interior illustrations: Mattias Elftorp [SE], Jamil Mani [SE] Knut Larsson [SE]
Text: Knut Larsson [SE]

cbavol04-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 4
2008 January
96 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-976528-4-1
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Always top quality art comics. Always refined (and complete) stories. In this issue: David Mack, Rutu Modan, Chiu Kwong Man, Jamil Mani, Amanda Vähämäki and more, including a text piece on Wimmen’s Comix by Trina Robbins. This comics anthology continues to push the boundaries of what can be done in the art form!

Artists:
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Amanda Vähämäki [FI]
Chiu Kwong Man [UK]
David Mack [US]
Rutu Modan [IL]
Andrea Echorn [IT]
Jamil Mani [SE]
Cover: Junko Mizuno [JP]
Interior illustration: Susanne Johansson [SE]
Text: Trina Robbins [US]

cbavol03-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 3
2007 July
100 pgs
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ISBN: 978-91-976528-2-7


C’est Bon Anthology continues with the third volume of comics from all over the world. This is an exciting blend of artists, established and up-and-coming talents, displaying visual treats and refreshing storytelling. With a cover by James Jean (Fables), the book ranges from a tale of an obnoxious head without a body brow-beating his assistant (Koren Shadmi) to a dreamlike story of a school boy carrying a gun in an old book (Yvan Alagbé). This ongoing anthology features self-contained stories and high-quality production.

Artists:
Susanne Johansson [SE]
Koren Shadmi [IL]
Yvan Alagbé [FR]
Stefano Ricci [IT]
Andrea Bruno [IT]
Jessica Kurki [SE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Daniel Novakovic [SE]
Cover: James Jean [US]
Interior illustrations: Niklas Asker [SE], Jamil Mani [SE], Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Text: Gorg Mallia [MT]

cbavol02-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 2
2007 February
104 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 978-91-976528-0-3
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C’est Bon Anthology continues, with comics ranging from an artistic murder mystery by Henrik Rehr (Tuesday) to dystopic future sports by Danijel Zezelj (Corinthian, Loveless) to a text piece on art and comics written by Paul Gravett (Graphic Novels: Stories to change your life). With a 3D cover by Nathan Fox, this is a mix of established artists and new exciting talent, collaborating to expand the boundaries of what can be done in the comics medium. This ongoing anthology features self-contained stories and high-quality production.

Artists:
Danijel Zezelj [US]
Jessica Khane [PT]
Pedro Nora [PT]
Vincent Stall [US]
Kim W Andersson [SE]
Henrik Rehr [DK]
Dash Shaw [US]
Knut Larsson [SE]
Marko Turunen [FI]
Jimmy Jönsson [SE]
Aleksandar Opacic [RS]
Jyrki Heikkinen [FI]
Cover: Nathan Fox [US]
Interior illustration: Susanne Johansson [SE], Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Text: Paul Gravett [UK]

cbavol01-200C’est Bon Anthology vol 1
2006 August
140 pgs
B/W
ISBN: 91-974765-6-0
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C’est Bon Anthology features artists from all over the world who create their comics with artistic ambition and a will to experiment rather than conform to what’s already been done. Established artists such as Ho Che Anderson, R Kikuo Johnson and Martin Tom Dieck join forces with new exciting talent to expand the boundaries of what can be done in the comics medium. This ongoing anthology will feature self-contained stories and high-quality production.

Artists:
Radovan Popovic [RS]
Björn Öberg [SE]
Arne Bellstorf [DE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Ho Che Anderson [CA]
R Kikuo Johnson [US]
Igor Hofbauer [HR]
Susanne Johansson [SE]
Jimmy Jönsson [SE]
Mia Fredriksson [SE]
Danijel Savovic [RS]
Loka Kanarp [SE]
Chiu Kwong Man [UK]
Filjio [HR]
Martin Tom Dieck [DE]
Cover: Brian Wood [US]
Interior illustration: Oskar Aspman [SE]
Text: Fredrik Strömberg [SE]

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