CBK presents:
BURNOUT
Digital release exhibition for the new CBA vol 52!

Where: hybriden.se/burnout
When: The exhibition starts Wednesday May 26 at 16:00
and will stay active for the foreseeable future
Buy the book: CBA vol 52

From hospital staff to comic creators to basically any job in the gig economy, burnout has become an increasingly normal part of everyday life for many of us since the term was getting widespread use in the late 1900s. Anyone who doesn’t have a steady income, or who is expected to do more work in less time than is reasonable, can feel it. So who or what is to blame? Could we create a situation, a systemic change, to avoid the conditions that cause burnout?
This volume of CBA explores BURNOUT. Not so much stories of depressing social realism, but rather artistic expressions of that feeling, suggestions for solutions, wishful thinking and visual abreactions. Expressions of rage rather than apathy, insurrection rather than complicity. Something to read for strength in times of austerity.

Exhibited artists:
Steve Nyberg [SE] | Mattias Elftorp [SE] | Henna Räsänen [FI] | Iso Sling Lindh [SE] | Tom Mortimer [UK] | Radovan Popović [RS] | Aleksandar Opačić [RS] | Manuel Rodriguez Navarro [DE] | Felipe Kolb Bernardes [BR/DE] | Korina Hunjak [HR] | Julia Nascimento [BR] | Aiden Kvarnström [SE] | Rasmus Gran [SE]
Exhibition organized by: Mattias Elftorp with Kinga Dukaj of CBK

The exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

Digital exhibition: UNDERWORLD

CBK presents:
UNDERWORLD
A new digital exhibitions to keep social distancing while still being able to enjoy art!

Where: hybriden.se
When: The exhibition starts Saturday Mar 13 at 19:00
and will stay active for the foreseeable future

An online exhibition celebrating the launch of CBA vol 51 ‘Underworld’! Come have a sneak peek at what’s inside, and learn more about the amazing comic artists featured in the issue.

The Underworld exists in many forms: an invisible realm of all deceased, a torturous prison for sinners, whatever alien societies rule a ‘hollow earth’, as well as the non- mythological but equally weird organisms that really do scurry around below us. Less literally, it could imply unseen aspects of any organisation, or the darkest moments in an individual’s journey.

Artists: Tiffany Baxter [UK], Eric Falier [BE], Lars Krantz [SE], Aiden Kvarnström [SE], Kimmo Lust [FI], Elida Maiques [ES/IE], Shane Melisse [UK], Sajan Rai [UK/SE], Gar Shanley [IE], Damir Stojnic von Ktonsky [HR], Olivia Sullivan [UK], Nanami Takeuchi [UK], Lily Vie [UK].
Exhibition by: Kinga Dukaj, illustrated by Sajan Rai.

Go HERE to see the exhibition.
CBA vol 51: Underworld and other books can be ordered from the Hybriden webshop.

 

This exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

NEDJEM & ORIGIN OF LIFE

CBK presents:
NEDJEM & ORIGIN OF LIFE
Two new digital exhibitions to keep social distancing while still being able to enjoy art!

Go here to find the exhibitrions:
NEDJEM | ORIGIN OF LIFE

Both exhibitions are open from Wednesday Nov 25 at 15:00
and will stay active for the foreseeable future.

As we’ve said before:
To celebrate the latest volumes of CBA, we invite you to see these two exhibitions of comics pages from the books. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult to show exhibitions in the usual way, so this time we’re making the exhibitions in digital form. Instead of meeting up at Hybriden to enjoy the art on the walls and mingle with wine and artists and other visitors, now you don’t even need to leave your home. Instead you can just visit the website and see them comfortably from your chair or couch or whatever you want to sit in. You can even drink your own wine and chat with friends on the internet at the same time, so it’s ALMOST like normal.

CBA and other books can be ordered from the Hybriden webshop.

Further information can be found when you go to the exhibitions, which are presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

Two digital exhibitions: Nedjem & Origin of Life

CBK presents:
NEDJEM & ORIGIN OF LIFE
Two new digital exhibitions to keep social distancing while still being able to enjoy art!

Where: hybriden.se (direct links will be available on this site for the opening)
When: Both exhibitions open Wednesday Nov 25 at 15:00
and will stay active for the foreseeable future

To celebrate the latest volumes of CBA, we invite you to see these two exhibitions of comics pages from the books. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult to show exhibitions in the usual way, so this time we’re making the exhibitions in digital form. Instead of meeting up at Hybriden to enjoy the art on the walls and mingle with wine and artists and other visitors, now you don’t even need to leave your home. Instead you can just visit the website and see them comfortably from your chair or couch or whatever you want to sit in. You can even drink your own wine and chat with friends on the internet at the same time, so it’s ALMOST like normal.

CBA and other books can be ordered from the Hybriden webshop.

Nedjem (CBA vol 48)
CBA vol 48 is about cats. Cats and the lifelong friendships we form with our furry friends. Bonds so strong and endearment so deep and ancient, it permeates our lives through time. You find cats in scary stories, in cute stories, they’re a sign of bad luck in some cultures and good luck in others, worshipped as deities or shunned like pests. Remnants of our relationships with the floofy furs are found not just all over the world, but all over the internet as well. Here’s our contribution to the Cat Library of Time.

Artists: Jonatan Rosén [SE], Henrik Rogowski [SE], Aiden Kvarnström [SE], Filip Kelava [HR], Alexandra Duma-Dancai [RO/SE], Ivana Filipović [RS/CA], Helena Menanda [SE], Ivana Armanini [HR], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Kinga Dukaj [SE].

Origin of Life (CBA vol 49)
Where were you born? Where are you from? When these questions are asked really what the person means often is, who are you?
In the new volume of CBA we want you to ask yourselves some questions. Who are humanity as a collective consciousness? Where do we come from? All these little specks of life in this big dark space of nothing, and for what?

Artists: Ana Biscaia [PT], Ivana Geček [HR], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Ivana Filipović [RS/CA], Henrik Rogowsk [SE], Leviathan [SE], Lisa Örtlund [SE].

The exhibitions are presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

Release exhibition for CBA vol 47: Science/Fiction

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 47: Science/Fiction
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: January 24, 17-22
Lasts until: February 19 (probably)
Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 11-16, Sat: 12-16

Welcome to the release event and exhibition for the latest issue of the international comics anthology!

Join us for an evening of comics and drunk in celebration of the Future and the ongoing fictionalization of our reality. Check out comic samples on the walls, featuring these great artists:
Danijel Žeželj [HR/US], Radovan Popović [RS], Korina Hunjak [HR], Ivana Filipović [RS/CA], Avi Heikkinen [FI], Francisco Sousa Lobo [PT], Oskar Aspman [SE], Kinga Dukaj [SE], Mattias Elftorp [SE].

About CBA vol 47:
Science/Fiction

Science and fiction rule our lives. The laws of physics seem set in stone while the laws of man are arbitrary mirrors of the morality of the times. Gods and spirits are creations of the mind but also the explanation when comprehension fails. What lies beyond our understanding? Is it more science or something else? What dark forces lurk outside our field of vision? What machineries of death and destruction are we yet to invent in the name of money (which used to be metal and paper but is now to a great extent nothing but speculation and expectations)? What (or who) else meet in the intersection between science fiction and real science? What came first? The egg or the hatching machine?

If you can’t make it to Hybriden, you can order the book at the Hybriden webshop.

Main editor of this issue: Mattias Elftorp
The exhibition is organized with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd, the anthology with support from Kulturrådet. Exhibition printed at Fanzineverkstaden.

Feel free to invite people to the Facebook event.

Photos from the exhibition:

Release event for CBA vol 46: Deep

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 46: Deep
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: October 18, 18-22
Lasts until: January 15
Opening hours from August: Wed-Fridays: 11-15, Sundays: 12-15

Welcome to the release party for our brand new volume of CBA: Deep!

We want to invite you to a fun evening with us, lots of cool art and comics! As usual we will serve snacks, wine and some non-alcoholic options as well.
Also, don’t forget to get your hands on the brand new volume for a reduced price! VERY SEXY!

There MIGHT be some treasure to be found in a fishing pond as well… Can you really afford to miss that oppurtunity?

Come party with us and find out!

About CBA vol 46: Deep:

What do we find in the depths? What lies in the depths in the oceans? What hides in the deep darkness of the corner of your room when you’re about to fall asleep? What thoughts trickle through your mind when looking deeply inwards, what do we find when we look where we can’t see?

Featuring
comics by:
Julia Nascimento [BR]
Lisa Örtlund [SE]
Sofia Ciente [PT]
Mikko Jylhä [FI]
Ivana Filipović [RS/CA]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Sajan Rai [UK/SE]
Francisco Sousa Lobo [PT]
Maria Stoian [RO]
Texts by:
Lisa Örtlund [SE]
Mattis Telin [SE]
Illustrations, cover & main editor:
Lisa Örtlund [SE]

Available at the Hybriden webshop.

Qtopia release exhibition (CBA vol 45)

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 45: QTOPIA
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: July 19, 17-22
Lasts until: September (probably)
Opening hours from August: Wed-Fridays: 11-15, Sundays: 12-15

Release exhibition for the new volume of CBA, featuring visions of a world where stories about HBTQ+ characters don’t need to end in tragedy.

So many LGBTQ narratives end in tragedy as a consequence of the LGBTQ-hood of the characters. Those stories are important because LGBTQ people are still being targeted by prejudice, discrimination and violence, but in this volume of CBA we encouraged artists to do something different. To tell queer stories where the queerness isn’t a narrative catalyst for bad things, but rathera source for joy or love or just one characteristic among others.

Queer tales about situations involving LGBTQ characters. Utopian queer tales in the sense that everything might not be perfect, but at least the horrible things that happen don’t have anything to do with the characters’ sexual orientation.

The exhibition will feature selected pieces from the anthology, but also additional artworks by local artists such as Olivia Skoglund, newly examinated from the comic school in Malmö and working on her first book on experiences as a trans girl, Adrian Malmgren, trans/hbtq-activist and creator of the comic Wicked Hero, and Emmie Jansson, currently a student at textile arts&design at Östra Grevie. There will also be artworks by Ylva Oknelid, Mattis Telin and Lisa Örtlund on display!

CBA vol 45 features
Comics by:
Casco [SE]
Lisa Örtlund [SE]
Ylva Oknelid [SE]
Ivana Geček [HR]
Korina Hunjak [HR]
Aiden Kvarnström [SE]
Saskia Gullstrand [SE]
Henrik Rogowski [SE]
Adrian Malmgren [SE] (text)
Love Pascal Prelog [SE] (illustrations)
Cover by:
Kinga Dukaj [SE]
Luddvig Melin [SE]
Lisa Örtlund [SE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Henrik Rogowski [SE]

Soon to be available at our webshop: hybriden.se

Facebook event

The exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd. CBA is published with support from Kulturrådet (the Swedish Arts Council).

Lore release event in Cairo

Koshk Comics (Egypt) are arranging a release event for CBA vol 44: LORE, with an exhibition on the Folklore theme, July 12, starting at 7 pm at Haward gallery in Cairo.

Koshk Comics collaborated with us on this volume by extending our call for submissions especially through their network of creators in North Africa and the Middle East, to create a journey through the world Folklore by bringing together comic artists from different countries to produce graphic stories which was published in vol 44 of CBA.

In this version of the release exhibition they will also add some extra comics that weren’t in the actual book, such as Tunisian comic artist Seif Eddine Nechi, the founder of Soubia, who will also be present at the event. Seif has won the Cairo Comix prize for the best graphic story in 2017 for his story (bombyx) which also won the Mahmoud Kahil prize in 2017.
The second guest at this event is Kalk كلك, the experimental comics quest where they are seeking different types of narratives. Kalk has participated in many exhibitions in Sweden where they have also published two comic stories.

So if you are nearby you should drop in and have a look at this extended version.

As children, we’ve been told hundreds of frightening stories by our mothers, grandmothers, or even our older siblings.
These stories have been passed through generations to deliver some kind of wisdom or to prevent children from committing stupid things. These stories are like the oral history of our culture.

However, when we grew up and met people from different cultures around the world, we discovered that these stories exist in almost every civilization but forms in different shapes, and may be this is what unites us as human beings, the same fear of darkness, strangers, the unknown fate, or our hidden desires.

It’s always the same story, the story of our feelings as vulnerable creatures trying to control the world by creating monsters and heroes to fight them.

The exhibition will take you on a very unique journey across space and time, where you can discover the common narratives between the human beings, and also how those global modern comic artists look through our heritage.

The exhibition will be available for the audience from 12th until 20th of July.
Koshk (and CBK, if only in spirit) are awaiting all of you on the 12th of July to join our great adventure.

Check the Facebook event for any more news about this event.

Fanzineverkstaden exhibition & Fosfor distro

Fanzineverkstaden has been open for almost a year now, and we thought it was time to showcase some of the material that’s been produced so far.

On Wednesday June 5, 17-22, we open a permanent exhibition at Hybriden, where you can see screen prints, zines and more by some of the members at Fanzineverkstaden.

This will also be the official opening event for Fosfor, our zine distro that now exists at the Hybriden website and will now also be available in the physical shop/exhibition space. Come and have a look at around 150 different titles!

It’s also a chance to see the current Lore exhibition by CBK, which will stay up for a while longer.

There will be snacks and wine.
See you there!

Fanzineverkstaden is run by Tusen Serier in close cooperation with CBK, with support by Arvsfonden.