As we have seen in The Troll. memories work both backwards and forwards in what we usually see as the linear flow of time.
They’re not always exactly corresponding to what actually happens when it actually happens, so bear that in mind when reading these recollections from the future:
CBK and Tusen Serier will move into a new space together at Mitt Möllan. It will work as a combined exhibition space and studio, with the possibility for workshops and a store for buying our books, as well as stuff from Wormgod, Ritualen and others that are connected to CBK or Tusen Serier in some way.
Personally, I really really want to get started on the next Piracy is Liberation book. I also have ideas for The Troll 2, but I promised myself I would make another Piracy book first. It’s been far too long…
I wrote the script for a book that is now being drawn by Shko Askari, to be published by Tusen Serier pretty soon, I hope. I have a preliminary title for it, but I’m trying to think of a better one, so I won’t tell you what it is.
I didn’t manage to make the Transgressions 2 book last year, which would have a soundtrack by Brazilian band Anarcho Vomit Noise, but with any luck that could also happen this year.
Apart from the Askari book, there are several more books planned from Tusen Serier. Here are a few of them:
Myling by Amanda Casanellas & Yossra El Said:
Five stories about prostituters by Amalia Alvarez:
Void by Susanne Johansson (published as a collaboration between Wormgod & Tusen Serier):
Mapuche – Jordens folk by Jorge Varilla
From CBK, CBA vol 30 already came from the printer but hasn’t been officially released yet, so that will happen when we get the new space up and running:
This is actually the last issue from last year, so there will be 4 more in 2016. But more on those later. We’re right now in the process of finishing the selection for vol 32, which has been a far more complicated process that expected, then there’s a graphic novel issue by Julia Scott (some time around May) and two more anthology issues before the year is over. We’re right now preparing the call for submissions for those books.
I will be the main editor of vol 37, but that’s not until 2018. No hurry…
The Troll exhibition is still up at the old Tusen Serier place, but it’s not really open for the public any longer…
We also have some other stuff planned for the new place, but it’s all very vague so far, so I can’t say any more about it yet…
I’ve been asked to have an exhibition at the comics centre in Oulu in August. That’s gonna be fun, especially if I’ll be able to go there to see it myself. Tommi Musturi will have an exhibition there at the same time, so that could turn out really nice.
So the AltCom festival will happen in August, after all (for a while we thought we would have no budget for it at all, but then we got some so now everything is ok). We will try to figure out the last details in the coming few months, and then there will be some kind of announcement about it.
Not sure yet which other festivals I’m going to, but here’s a preliminary plan for the tour of 2016:
Maybe also Å-fest and possibly something else. It all depends on funding, mostly. Anyway, see you there, hopefully!
Oh, and did I mention that I am currently unemployed? Luckily, there should be no problem with the unemployment insurance, so it’s ok, but I will need to spend some time looking for new paid jobs. Some of the above will come with some money, but most of it is pure creativity and lack of self-preservation skills.
As you may have noticed, I didn’t include any links here, so for more information you can go to www.elftorp.com and find your way to most of what I’ve mentioned here.
Anyway. The future is coming towards us and not all of it is bright. As usual. So let’s just do our best and I’ll see you when it arrives.