Carousel and more @ Miami Book Fair 2017

Carousel and R. Sikoryak are coming to the Miami Book Fair with two events on Nov. 18-19, 2017

“Carousel at Miami Book Fair” on Saturday

For the first time ever, cartoonist R. Sikoryak brings Carousel to Miami. Join comics creators Nicole J. GeorgesMimi PondJason ShigaTillie Walden, and R. S. as they present and read from their new graphic novels.

Saturday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm

MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave.,  Miami,  Fl

More info: https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/robert-sikoryak-presents-carousel-comics-performances-and-picture-shows/

“The Trump Presidential Library” on Sunday

The Los Angeles Times called it a “must-see panel of Comic-Con 2017”, and now it’s coming to Miami! Political satire has reached new heights since the election of President Trump; Shannon Wheeler (Sh*t My President Says) and R. Sikoryak (The Unquotable Trump) promise laughter and tears (and a presentation with slides) as they work through the nation’s current political reality.

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm

MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami,  Fl

More info: https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/spotlight-the-trump-presidential-library/

Carousel: Oct. 19, 2017 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Live readings and projected presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, and other visual art.
Plus live music and live drawing, too.
Featuring:
Nick Abadzis
Kevin Colden
Katie Fricas
Miss Lasko-Gross
Doug Skinner
M. Sweeney Lawless
and more!
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door),
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC)
Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org (212) 219-0736
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)

Bios:
Nick Abadzis is a British, Eisner-award winning, internationally published writer and cartoonist who lives and works in the USA. For more info, drawings, commentary and news updates, please visit: nickabadzis.com
Kevin Colden is the author of the graphic novels I Rule the Night (MTV’s Webcomic of the Year 2010) and Fishtown (Xeric Grant winner and Eisner Award nominee), and illustrator of numerous comics including the 2012 iteration of James O’Barr’s The Crow. He is a multi-instrumentalist, having played with the bands Heads Up Display, Merit Badge (NY-LA), and currently Fan Man and the//yyx.   http://www.kevincolden.com
Katie Fricas is a cartoonist, illustrator, and library worker in New York City. Her non-fiction comics have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Hyperallergic, and her newly self-published compilation of comics essays, Art Fan, is available from Birdcage Bottom Books.   cartoonfricassee.tumblr.com
Miss Lasko-Gross is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels; Henni, A Mess Of Everything and Escape From “Special.”  She is the creator/writer of Z2 comics’ scifi series THE SWEETNESS. Her work has also been featured in the New Yorker’s Daily Shouts. misslaskogross.com
Doug Skinner has been part of Carousel since time began. His latest two books are “The Cocktail Hour” (Corps Reviver Press) and “The Doug Skinner Songbook” (Black Scat Books).  www.dougskinner.net
M. Sweeney Lawless is a writer and dramaturg in NYC. Recent work includes writing in the current issues of American Bystander and Lowbrow Reader, and dramaturgy for So…Is This a Date? An Evening with Carmen Cancél and Jean Sophie Kim at the Arclight.   Twitter: @Specky4Eyes
R. Sikoryak is the cartoonist responsible for Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump, to be released at Powerhouse Arena on Tuesday, October 24.  He has drawn for The New Yorker, The Onion, MAD, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  He has hosted Carousel shows at Dixon Place and around North America since 1997.  rsikoryak.com

BBF Carousel @ Union Hall, Sept. 11, 2017

CAROUSEL at Union Hall – Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Book Festival

Presentations of graphic novels and comics as read by the artists: Julia Alekseyeva (Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution), Jennifer Camper (“Rude Girls and Dangerous Women,” “subGURLZ”) ,  Teva Harrison  (In-Between Days),  Lisa Lim (Mutha Magazine, Guernica Magazine), Kevin Sacco (The Plane Story,  Josephine).

Hosted by R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions, The Unquotable Trump)

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2017 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT

Monday, September 11, 2017    Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Hall – Brooklyn     702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets: $8.00
http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1520136

BIOS
Julia Alekseyeva is the author-illustrator of the non-fiction graphic novel Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution, published by Microcosm in January 2017. She also received press for illustrating the first graphic novel legal brief, written by Bob Kohn. Her work has been featured in The Paper Brigade, NPR, The Rumpus, Tablet, and Cleaver Magazine. Alongside her comics work, Julia teaches Cinema Studies at Brooklyn College, and is receiving a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner Brandon and a dog named Leopold Bloom. 
website: www.jalekseyeva.com
Jennifer Camper is a cartoonist and graphic artist. Her books include “Rude Girls and Dangerous Women” and “subGURLZ”, and she edited two “Juicy Mother” comics anthologies. Her work appears in numerous publications, comic books, and anthologies, and has been exhibited internationally. She is also the founding director of the biennial Queers & Comics Conference. https://jennifercamper.com

Teva Harrison is an artist, writer and cartoonist.  She is the author of the bestselling, critically-acclaimed hybrid graphic memoir, In-Between Days, published by House of Anansi Press. In-Between Days  won the 2017 KOBO Emerging Writer Prize, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Teva Harrison has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, Canadian Magazine Award and a 2017 Joe Shuster Award for best Cartoonist. In-Between Days was named a best book of the year by The Globe and Mail, The National Post, CBC, iBooks, KOBO, Walrus Magazine and The Quill and Quire. Numerous health organizations have invited her to speak publicly on behalf of the metastatic cancer community. Born in Oregon, Teva currently lives in Toronto.    Twitter @robotpilot      Website tevaharrison.com 

Lisa Lim is both an artist and a writer. Her art and fiction have appeared in Mutha Magazine, Guernica Magazine, Nashville Review, and Pank Magazine. Find more of her storytelling at lisalimcomics.com and chineseladybug.carbonmade.co

Kevin Sacco is a cartoonist and storyboard illustrator living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He published his First Graphic Novel, The Plane Story about his father and the advertising business in 2011. His new wordless  Graphic Novel Josephine from SLG Publishing is set on the Upper West Side in the early 1960’s.  https://www.instagram.com/sacco3333/

R. Sikoryak at San Diego Comic-Con, July 20-23, 2017

R. Sikoryak will be at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, signing at the Drawn & Quarterly Booth (1629) and participating in seven panels from July 20-23.

Thursday Programming:

The Simpsons and SpongeBob Smile-Time Hour     Thurs. July 20               1- 2 pm  Room 23ABC

Creative director Nathan Kane and managing editors Terry Delegeane and Chris Duffy join forces for a tour de “farce” of the best humor comics in the business. Meet some of the Bongo and United Plankton writers and artists, including Jacob Chabot, R. Sikoryak, and more, who tickle your four-color funny bones and find out what’s in stores in the months to come!

Spotlight on R. Sikoryak     Thurs. July 20   4:30  – 5:30pm     Room 4

R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics) is a master of the satirical graphic novel adaptation.Heidi Macdonald (The Beat, Publishers Weekly) leads a conversation with Sikoryak about his two most recent projects: Terms & Conditions, which is a 99-page, word-for-word adaptation of the iTunes terms and conditions agreement, and The Unquotable Trump, which sets Donald Trump quotes from the 2016 presidential election in classic comic book covers, employing hero and villain tropes to devastating effect.

The Trump Presidential Library Panel     Thurs. July 20     6:30 – 7:30pm  Room 26AB

Celebrants and detractors alike are chewing on the fact that Donald Trump was elected president. Shannon Wheeler and Robert Sikoryak will help you swallow. In their books Sh*t My President Says and The Unquotable Trump (respectively), these two cartoonists illustrate Trump’s words for comedic effect and insight. There will be slides, a brief history of political satire, and laughter through the tears as they wrestle with an understanding of our current dystopia. Can satire keep up with reality? Shannon Wheeler is the two-time Eisner winning creator of Too Much Coffee Man and a New Yorker cartoonist. Robert Sikoryak started at Raw magazine, is a New Yorkercontributor, and a Comic-Con special guest.

Friday Programming:

Prose to Panels: Graphic Novel Adaptations    Fri. July 21    3  – 4pm    Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library
How can the graphic novel format enhance prose texts? And how can educators use adaptations to make stories more accessible? If you read the graphic novel instead of the prose novel, does it still “count”? How does the story change if a classic is adapted into graphic novel format? Is something lost? Is something gained? And what if graphic novels are then converted into prose novels, as with the forthcoming Lumberjanes novels? Moderated by Kelly Quinn Chiu (children’s librarian at the Santa Clara City Library), this panel includes Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Brook Allen(Lumberjanes), Landis Blair (The Trial: A Choose Your Own Kafka Adventure), Charles Kochman (editorial director, Abrams ComicsArts), and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics).

Saturday Programming:

Unconventional Comics    Sat. July 22    1:30 – 2:30pm   Room 8

Comics are all about super powers and saving the world, right? Discover the rich and growing market for comics that may lack super-powered heroes but are super all the same. Moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) discusses with panelists R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions), Simon Hanselmann (Megg & Mogg), Gemma Correll (The Worrier’s Guide to Life), and Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) how they were inspired to write their unconventional books and why the comics format was right for their work.

Who’s the Most Neurotic Superhero?      Sat.  July 22    3  – 4 pm  Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Ever since the dawn of Marvel’s “superheroes with real problems,” costumed adventurers have been letting their psychological damage show. Spider-Man’s guilt and insecurity, Batman’s tango with trauma, Captain America’s survivor’s guilt, Jessica Jones’s smorgasbord of symptoms, and Star-Lord’s daddy issues are just some of the mental challenges that modern superheroes deal with. Dr. Travis Langley(Batman and Psychology), R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), Alex Langley (The Geek Handbook), and moderator Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch) hold a lively discussion of the psychological challenges that many heroes (and some villains, too) deal with.

Sunday Programming:

Keeping it Funny    Sun. July 23     1  – 2 pm Room 28DE

Abraham Riesman of Vulture discusses the breadth of humor and satire possible in the medium of comics. He’s joined by Mimi Pond, whose fictionalized memoir The Customer Is Always Wrong is rich with the slang and jokes of 1970s Bay Area counterculture; R. Sikoryak, whose satirical takes on the 2016 presidential election online and tech jargon in Terms and Conditions have delighted readers everywhere; Gemma Correll, whose relatable comics about anxiety and pets appear on The Guardian and are collected in The Worrier’s Guide to Life ; and Simon Hanselmann,whose meticulously watercolored stoner witch comics (published on his tumblr and in books such as Megahex and One More Year) are soaked in a black humor.

More info: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule

This year, Drawn & Quarterly‘s guests are Mimi Pond who will be debuting The Customer is Always Wrong, French cartooning duo Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim who will be debuting  Poppies of Iraq, R. Sikoryak, with the debut of  The Unquotable Trump, and Sarah Gliddenwith her latest book Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. They’ll also have debuts of Tom Gauld’s Baking with Kafka plus early copies of Seth’s Palookaville 23.

Drawn & Quarterly full signing and programming schedule: https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/event/2017/02/san-diego-comic-con-2017

Carousel: May 31, 2017 @ Dixon Place

Last show of the season!
Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & more.
Featuring:
Gabrielle Bell
Jeffrey Burandt
James Godwin
Maria Hoey
Feifei Ruan
Jim Torok
and more!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door), 
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC)
Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org (212) 219-0736
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)

Bios:

Gabrielle Bell is the author of several books, including Everything is Flammable, Which is out now. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Frontman for the sci-fi rock band Americans UK, Jeffrey Burandt is also the writer of the Maverick Book List Award-winning graphic novel Odd Schnozz & the Odd Squad from Oni Press. His most recent work has appeared in the New York Times Best Selling Love Is Love anthology.

James Godwin is an artist, performer and puppeteer who has worked in film, television and theater. He is a founding member of “Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement” and “The Elementals” and has worked with David Bowie, Dave Chappell and Wyatt Cenak, his recent show “The Flatiron Hex” will be remounted this September at Here theater.

Maria Hoey, along with her brother Peter, make comics and art. Their latest book: Chuck Berry’s Revenge ( An Afro-Futurist Re-Mix) is the subject of her slideshow. coinopbooks.com
Feifei Ruan is a Chinese illustrator and comic artist based in New York City. Her clients include Penguin Random House, BOOM!Studios, The JimHenson Company, Archaia Entertainment, Cartoon Network, BuzzFeed and Nautilus.

Jim Torok is a fine artist, and a cartoonist too. His work can be seen in New York at Pierogi Gallery.

Carousel @ TCAF, May 13, 2017

R.. Sikoryak at TCAF: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017:

The Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland St., across from the Library)
Saturday, May 13, 2017  4 pm
Carousel, R. Sikoryak’s long running comics performance/reading series, returns to TCAF with shows and readings from a slew of the top talent at the festival this year. Featuring Eleanor Davis, Glynnis Fawkes, Keren Katz, Joe Ollmann, and more!

“Terms and Conditions: Live” photos

Photos from the complete performance of TERMS AND CONDITIONS: LIVE at Dixon Place on April 5, 2017. Projections by R. Sikoryak, music by Brian Dewan, and voices by Paul Boocock, James Godwin, M. Sweeney Lawless, and R. S.   (Photos by Tom Henning.)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: LIVE, April 5, 2017

Dixon Place presents:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: LIVE

R. Sikoryak has drawn the entire text of the iTunes agreement, Terms and Conditions, as a color graphic novel, in over 90 distinct comics styles. It has just been published by Drawn and Quarterly.

For this performance, Sikoryak will present the entire piece in a marathon three hour show. Accompanied by live music from Brian Dewan and guests, he’ll project the artwork and read the text along with voice actors Paul Boocock, James Godwin, M. Sweeney Lawless, and more.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5  
7 PM  First seating (part 1)
8:30 PM Second seating (part 2)
(Same price for one or both parts.)

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NYC (between Rivington and Delancey)

General Admission
$12 in advance, $15 at the door.   $10 for Stu./Sen./idNYC

Tickets and more info:    http://dixonplace.org/performances/carousel-4-5/   https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/terms-and-conditions

Carousel: Feb. 15, 2017 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & music.
Featuring: Todd Alcott,   Maëlle Doliveux,   Felipe Galindo,   Jennifer Hayden,   Lauren R. Weinstein

Special guest voices: M. Sweeney Lawless, Steven Rattazzi, Gary Schwartz, and more!
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYCTickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door), $12 (students/seniors/idNYC)
 
Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org (212) 219-0736
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)

About the artists:
Todd Alcott is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He’s been working on Feeder Birds for sixteen years and flew all the way to New York just to do this show.  He’ll be reading with M. Sweeney Lawless, Steven Rattazzi, and Gary Schwartz.     toddalcott.com

Maëlle Doliveux is a French and Swiss illustrator, cartoonist and animator whose clients include The New York Times, Newsweek and SpongeBob comics. Her work received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in 2015 and she has recently begun a partnership as designer in a comics and art publication company called Beehive Books.    http://www.maelledoliveux.com 
Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art. www.feggo.com
Jennifer Hayden is the Eisner-nominated author and artist of The Story of My Tits, a graphic memoir about her life and her experience with breast cancer. Her first book, the autobiographical collection Underwire, was excerpted in The Best American Comics of 2013. You can read her daily diary comic Rushes online at thegoddessrushes.blogspot.com.     www.jenniferhayden.com
Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, illustrator, painter and avid gardener who lives in scenic New Jersey. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War.  Her new strip, Normel Person, appears in The Village Voice.   http://www.laurenweinstein.com

Carousel: Dec. 14, 2016 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & music. 
Featuring:
Pénélope Bagieu
Cynthia Kaplan 
Asterios Kokkinos 
Summer Pierre 
Flash Rosenberg 
Whit Taylor
Kriota Willberg 
and more!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door), 
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC)

Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org (212) 219-0736
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)

Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982, to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows. Her books with First Second include Exquisite Corpse and California Dreamin’.  http://www.penelope-jolicoeur.com
Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two collections of humorous essays, Why I’m Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, among other things, and she is the founder of the band The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal.  You can find her, if you choose, at www.cynthiakaplan.com.
Asterios Kokkinos is the writer of the all-new graphic novel, “Toys 4 Cheap!” drawn by Jimmy Hasse. It’s a fake catalogue of dangerous and insane toys like Tickle Me Elmore Leonard, Maus Trap, and Microscopic Machines (the world’s first inhalable toy!)  https://twitter.com/asterios 
Summer Pierre is a cartoonist and illustrator living in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is the author of the autobiographical comic series, Paper Pencil Life, as well as the books The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week and Great Gals: Inspired Ideas for Living a Kick-Ass Life.  http://summerpierre.com
As an “Attention-Span-for-Hire” (and plain-clothes clown) Flash Rosenberg uses drawing, animation, photography, writing, and performing to accelerate the levity of awareness. This Guggenheim Fellow was the pioneering Artist in Residence for LIVE from the NY Public Library. She draws FlashThink cartoons, live-draws complex notions for snazzy clients such as IBM, Visa, Unilever, PNC Bank, Amazon, Gatorade, Etsy, Twitter, the Ford Foundation, the United Nations. www.flashrosenberg.com
Whit Taylor is a cartoonist, writer, and editor from New Jersey.  www.whittaylorcomics.com
Kriota Willberg writes, draws, teaches, needlepoints, and performs about body-oriented sciences. The newest version of her injury prevention comic book for cartoonists will be published this fall by Uncivilized press. She is on the brink of becoming the first ever Artist in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library’s Historical Collection.   http://kriotawelt.blogspot.com