Lost at TRAUMA

Due to some technical difficulties and an incident involving a fire extinguisher in the final moments of TRAUMA, we missed two items. So instead we will showcase them a bit extra here.

One was the screening of Klaustrostudio‘s video: Unknown location II

The other one was Schizophrenic Genius who was supposed to have been the last act Saturday:

Hopefully, at some point, we’ll be able to make it up to them at some other upcoming event.

More videos etc will be published at the site in a while, we just need a few weeks of sleep first…

It has been fulfilled…

AltCom 2018 is over and we’re all going through our personal processes of recuperation.

How great was the festival? It may be hard to explain to someone who wasn’t there, but perhaps we’ll be able to put it into words when our brains are back in action again. We’ll also publish a whole bunch of pics and videos here on the site, so if you have any to share (from both AltCom & TRAUMA), please send them to us: info [at] altcomfestival [dot] se

But first, three weeks of vacation. Will be back to working as normal around mid-September…

Workshop @ AltCom 2018: Comics Corner

The first thing happening at AltCom is a workshop at Fanzineverkstaden:

Welcome to a workshop with Ylva Oknelid!

Aug 23, between 15-18

The workshop is an open, creative corner. Come and do some jam comics, folded or accordion zines, carve some linoleum or just hang out. No need to RSVP.

We provide a relaxed and creative environment and some sweet materials
(Age limit: 18)

The anthology is here!

The AltCom 2018 anthology is here!

Look for it to pop up at random places in Malmö during the month before the festival starts (and during the actual festival, of course). If you can’t find it elsewhere, drop by Hybriden, and if that’s closed you can get it at Fanzineverkstaden (Tue-Thu between 15-21 @ Ahlmansgatan 11A).

And it’s for free, as usual!

Participating artists:
Manuel Rodriguez
Mattias Elftorp
Katarzyna Dworaczyk
Radovan Popovicć
Bojan Milojevic / Asterian
Amalia Alvarez
Ivana Armanini
Aiden Kvarnström
Tom Mortimer
Ole Comoll Christensen
Valtteri Tavast
Henna Räsänen
Line Høstrup
António José Lopes
Samar Elgyar
Ivana Filipovich
Nicolas Krizan
Štěpánka Jislová
Sharad Sharma
Jose Alaniz
Patrick McEvoy & Randy Valiente
Vladimir Trajanovski
Henrik Rogowski
Predrag Duric & Vlado Nikolovski
Johann Ek Carbayu
Jon Cowen
Olivia Skoglund
Sara El-Masry & Saadany
Wojciech Garncarz
Takwa Saleh Zakaria
Jonas Bengt Svensson

Did we mention that we’re giving it away for free?

About AltCom 2018

AltCom 2018 in Malmö, August 23-26 is an international festival for alternative and underground comics. This year in conjunction with the TRAUMA noise festival (Aug 24-25).

There will be exhibitions, market, talks, international guests, free festival anthology and two nights of music to makes your ears bleed. This year’s theme is HOW TO SURVIVE A DICTATORSHIP.

Sweden is normally seen as truly a democracy, but we’ve only had universal suffrage for about 100 years and the right to vote can’t be taken for granted in the long run. Even now, there are sections of society not covered by democracy, and there are parts of our lives that we have no direct influence over when we vote every four years. For example, corporations are not democratically structured, even though work takes up so much of our lifetimes. If you are undocumented or homeless, it’s easy to see how you’re not really included in the democratic process. Furthermore, the decisions are made by people who can earn more in a month than many of us get in a whole year.

Sometimes, people are coming here to escape dictatorships but we close the door in their faces instead of seeing the potential exchange of experiences. Several of the guests at AltCom have similar experiences to share.

What would happen if, after the election, one of our parties would have enough power to abolish democracy for all or parts of the population? How would we handle such a situation? What are our strategies for surviving a dictatorship?

AltCom is not only a comics festival but also a forum for discussing these and similar issues.

AltCom 2018 is organised by Tusen Serier in collaboration with CBKKoshk, Wormgod, Noise Against Fascism, Panora etc, with support from Region Skåne, Malmö Kulturstöd & Kulturrådet.