Graphic novels

CREATION OF THE NECRONOMICON –VÄGEN TILL NECRONOMICON

By Henrik Möller & Lars Krantz

ISBN: 978-91-87825-12-5
2017 September
88 pages.
Story by Henrik Möller
Art by Lars Krantz
Design by Mattias Elftorp
English/Swedish.

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.

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CREATION OF A GOD – ATT BYGGA EN GUD

By Henrik Möller & Lars Krantz

vallondencvrISBN: 978-91-87825-05-7
2015 September
76 pages.
Story by Henrik Möller
Art by Lars Krantz
Design by Mattias Elftorp
Based on original short story by Richard Stanley
English/Swedish.

A collaboration between filmmaker Henrik Möller and comics artist Lars Krantz to create a fairy tale with the cosmic awe of H.P. Lovecrafts Dreamlands & Hope Hodgesons Nightland. Inspired by the short story “The man who created god” by Richard Stanley.

Short film versions: English | Swedish

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WHEN THE LAST STORY IS TOLD

By Allan Haverholm

wtlstcvr_800ISBN: 978-91-87825-02-6
2015 April
72 pages.
Story, art and design by Allan Haverholm.
English/Swedish.

“When the last story is told, its absence rings with colour: Shapes & structure linger”– Like the clap of thunder when the air rushes to fill the vacuum from a supersonic plane, Allan Haverholm poses the question: When the last story is told, what fills the space it leaves?

WHEN THE LAST STORY IS TOLD
In the latest book by visual artist Allan Haverholm, narrative gives way to another order of meaning. Although the pages are divided into comic book grids there is nothing to constitute a traditional story, or even pictures in a sense that one would expect. The only text in the book, quoted above, frames the 60 pages of minimalist colour compositions alternatingly obscured with bold strokes of white paint and abstract, black textures.
The book questions one of the basic elements of our culture: storytelling and its underlying structures. Its very title suggests a potential end of narrative, but also that something else may fill the gap, a still-fluid substance or undefined fictional construct forming after this universal aphasia. Like a message from an alien mind, When the last story is told is loaded with meaning encoded in an undecipherable language.

ALLAN HAVERHOLM (b.1976)
Since his 2006 book debut (the 300 pages Sortmund, hailed as Denmark’s first graphic novel), Allan Haverholm has stubbornly explored the comics medium for new approaches to the art form, changing effortlessly between a wide range of expressions to fit each new project. Persistent themes in his work include language and music, and their application in comics form.
When the last story is told is Haverholm’s eighth book as a single author; he has illustrated some fifty books, published several collaborations with likeminded artists, and appeared in more anthologies than he cares to think of or even count. His art has been exhibited internationally.
www.haverholm.com
www.twitter.com/haverholm

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CBA PRESENTS:

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]

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cbavol31cvr_800C’est Bon Anthology vol 31
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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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DET GÅR ÖVER

By Niklas Asker

 

ISBN: 91-974765-4-4
2004 September
28 pages.
Story, art and design by Niklas Asker.
Swedish, also in english as Full Circle
NO LONGER IN PRINT

PIRACY IS LIBERATION

Piracy is Liberation is Mattias Elftorp’s epic cyberpunk postapocalypse story. Books 001-006 were published by CBK, and then 007-011 moved to Wormgod where all of them were collected into two massive volumes.

See more at the Piracy is Liberation site

 

 

Piracy is Liberation 006: Violence
ISSN: 1653-9184 | ISBN: 978-91-978089-0-3

The Free Section is being evicted and violence erupts, on both societal and individual levels. Information_copy has been captured by the Infopolice, but can their interrogator break her? The keepers of the violence monopoly do their best as usual to enforce order and control and they are stronger, have better weapons. So who will win in the end? Can there even be a winner?This book wraps up the first volume of the PIRACY IS LIBERATION series.
2009 April
Cover by Susanne Johansson
Story, art and design by Mattias Elftorp.
13.95 usd
88 pages
b/w

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Piracy is Liberation 005: Free Section
ISSN: 1653-9184 | ISBN: 978-91-976528-8-9

What happens when the rules suddenly change, when law and order are put out of the picture? When the police can do nothing but watch as people party in the streets? What happens when even the rules of reality can be broken? What does it mean to go Outside for the first time? These are stories from the Free Section and beyond…

2009 January
Cover by Susanne Johansson
Story, art and design by Mattias Elftorp.
13.95 usd
76 pages
b/w

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Piracy is Liberation 004: Copies and Originals
ISSN: 1653-9184 | ISBN: 978-91-976528-7-2

The Class 4 Drivers go on strike, but taking on the Work Control police force is dangerous. Someone could die!

This book also contains the follow-up on the events in book 001: Information Wants to be Free. What consequences are there to being a copy of oneself?

2008 April
Cover by Susanne Johansson
Story, art and design by Mattias Elftorp.
13.95 usd
72 pages
b/w

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Piracy is Liberation 003: Wires
ISSN: 1653-9184 | ISBN: 978-91-976528-5-8

Erica is a Slave, toiling away at her machine, and she is satisfied with it. She’s got family, friends, food on the table. What does she want with freedom? But something is starting to grow within her. A voice calling itself Information, saying there could be more to life. But the Masters will not stand by as the Slaves free themselves, and Erica will soon find out what her machine really does…

2007 September
Cover by Susanne Johansson
Story, art and design by Mattias Elftorp.
13.95 usd
64 pages
b/w

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Piracy is Liberation 002: Infotrip 2nd ed.
ISSN: 1653-9184 | ISBN: 978-91-976528-2-7

Set a year after Information Wants to be Free, we follow Pirate and Information as they rejoin the fight for freedom in the City that’s become synonymous with the world to its inhabitants. Back in the free and illegal flow of information after a year without it, Pirate and Information are almost overwhelmed, but that’s ok. It’s part of the high. Technograph visits the old people in the desert outside the city, and a whale passes through the City’s airspace.

This all leads up to an event of great importance for the resistance. It is the beginning of something new. A seed for the future.

2007 July
Cover by Susanne Johansson
Story, art and design by Mattias Elftorp.
13.95 usd
72 pages
b/w
Previews order code: MAY07 3313

 

Piracy is Liberation 001: Information Wants to be Free
ISSN: 1653-9184 | ISBN: 91-974765-5-2

Pirate is an information addict. When he recieves a cry for help: ‘Information wants to be free’, he has to find out what it means. Only problem is that the infopolice are hot on his trail, so he has to run and avoid falling in the same trap that Information did.

2005 April 1st ed.
2007 February 2nd ed.
Cover by Mattias Elftorp
Story, art and design by Mattias Elftorp.
13.95 usd
68 pgs
b/w

This version is sold out, but you can order the latest edition here

 

 

Piracy is Liberation: Infotrip 1st ed.
ISBN: 91-974765-3-6

Set a year after Information Wants to be Free, we follow Pirate and Information as they rejoin the fight for freedom in the City that’s become synonymous with the world to its inhabitants. Back in the free and illegal flow of information after a year without it, Pirate and Information are almost overwhelmed, but that’s ok. It’s part of the high. Technograph visits the old people in the desert outside the city, and a whale passes through the City’s airspace. This all leads up to an event of great importance for the resistance. It is the beginning of something new. A seed for the future.

2004 November
Cover by Mattias Elftorp.
Story, art and design by Mattias Elftorp.
80 pages

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