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Træsh Forlag

Træsh Forlag, aka Træsh Pubilcations, is a comic book publisher based in Trondheim, Norway. Træsh publications consists of Zarina Saidova and Ingrid Blix Dyrseth; Ingrid works as a freelance illustrator and is studying front-end development, and Zarina works as a full time illustrator at Skogen design agency. They met at Kristiania University College while studying illustration, and instantly became friends. The idea of starting a comic publishers was born two years later while eating a burger on a cold winter evening. On the name of their publishing company, Zarina and Ingrid state; “Træsh feels relaxed and not too serious. We wanted to have the Norwegian letter æ in the name, even though trash is an English word. We cherish Norwegian comics and want to give that nod to Norway“.

Forloren Forlag

Forloren er et uavhengig forlag som jobber med publisering i alle former. Vi jobber med tverrfaglige prosjekter, gjerne en kombinasjon av fotografi, illustrasjon og tekst. Forloren produserer zines, kunstnerbøker og trykksaker, gjerne i tett samarbeid med andre. – Vi tar også designoppdrag; alt innenfor bøker og publisering. Si hei om du ønsker å ha oss med på ditt neste prosjekt!

Juan Qin & Irene Alterskjær

Irene Alterskjær is a Design student at Institute of Design, KMD, UiB, in Bergen, Norway. She is currently in her second year of her Master in Visual Communication. For this years BABF Irene uses a collection of photography to explore the theme of relations to nature and non-humans. --------------------------------------------------------------- Juan Qin is a graphic designer, new media artist, and VJ from China. Currently student at Institute of Design, KMD, UiB in Bergen, Norway and Aalto University school of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland. She is particularly interested in the depiction of space, body, subtle emotions and the behaviour of individuals in connection with questions of cultural identity, lifestyles, and social media usage.


Åsne Hagen is based in Bergen and has published the zine Konstruksjon since the early 2000s. She enjoys both old school cut & paste zines with band stories and travelogues, quirky personal zines and more graphically oriented work exploring the print medium. She works mostly with prose and photography. For BABF8, she brings an anthology called PAUSE with material from 18 additional contributors, as well as two new issues of Konstruksjon.


RisooPrint is a riso studio based in the woods of Värmland, Sweden. Located in a old school building we aim to create a place of creativity away from the city buzz. Taking in mostly artistic commission we try to focus on experimental side of riso printing, pushing the technic forward. We have published some limited edition of small books and fanzines. We also arrange workshops and in the future we hope to be open for shorter Residence programs.