Carousel for Kids! Nov. 15, 2014

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CAROUSEL for KIDS!
Cartoon Slide Shows and other projected pictures
Hosted by R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman
Stories, gags, & live drawing!  For kids of all ages.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014  at 2 pm

Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYCTickets:  $8 kids, $12 (advance), $15 (at the door), $10 (students/seniors)
Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org  (212) 219-0736

Carousel on October 8, 2014

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CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures, hosted by R. Sikoryak
With songs, stories, a sasquatch, a trip to India, and much more.
Featuring:  Jeffrey LewisJeff LewonczykMac McGill & his band (Steve Wishnia, On Davis, Met Metzger, and Breeze Godfrey), Roxanne PalmerLauren R. WeinsteinSophia WiedemanJess Worby, and R.S.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014  at 7:30 pm
At Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets:  $12 (advance)    $15 (at the door)    $10 (students/seniors)   or TDF
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.)

Live Painting Video from Carousel, Sept. 3, 2014

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A video of R. Sikoryak‘s live painting from the Carousel performance on September 3, 2014.  The finished painting is on display at the Dixon Place gallery, part of the Carousel Comic Art Exhibit, through October 3.

Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Thanks to M. Sweeney Lawless for spontaneously shooting the video!

Carousel: Sept 3, 2014 at Dixon Place

carousel_Sept2014Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL: Cartoon Slide Shows and other projected pictures

Comics readings, educational filmstrips, tuba music, lo-tech animation, live drawing, and much more by Brian Dewan, Danny Hellman, Dyna Moe, Katie Skelly, Jim Torok, and Doug Skinner with Shae D’lyn & Ralph Hamperian. Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014  at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

And the Carousel Comic Art Exhibit opens in the Dixon Place Lounge the same night, from 6 pm on. With art by Brian DewanEmily FlakeDanny HellmanMiriam KatinJason LittleDyna MoeR. SikoryakDoug SkinnerJim Torok, and Kriota Willberg.

Tickets: $12 (advance), $15 (at the door) $10 (students/seniors) or TDF 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.)

Carousel Comic Art at Dixon Place Gallery

14-09-03-Gallery-photo-Miriam-Katin-Manna-From-Heaven-color-pencil-drawingA show of artwork by Carousel contributors at the Dixon Place Gallery.

R. Sikoryak’s Carousel is Dixon Place’s longest continually running performance series, featuring a wide array of comic strip makers, graphic novelists, visual artists and luminaries from the downtown New York Theater and music worlds presenting work in front of a live audience. It seems only natural to show these artists’ work on Dixon Place’s Gallery walls. The exhibition will feature gag cartoons, graphic novel pages, painted storyboards and more on subjects including autobiography, classic literature, anatomy, and other heady topics.

The opening on September 3 will be followed by the Carousel performance series in the theater at 7:30pm, with live appearances by some of the artists showing work in The Gallery.

Featuring work by :

Brian Dewan (musician, visual artist, filmstrip creator)

Emily Flake (gag cartoonist, “The New Yorker”)

Danny Hellman (illustrator and cartoonist, “Typhon”)

Miriam Katin (graphic novels: “We Are On Our Own” and “Letting It Go”)

Jason Little (graphic novels: “Motel Art Improvement Service” and “Shutterbug Follies“)

Dyna Moe (illustrator: ”MAD MEN: The Illustrated World”)

Doug Skinner (cartoonist, “The Unknown Adjective and Other Stories”)

Jim Torok (painter and cartoonist)

Kriota Willberg (cartoonist, “(NO) PAIN!” and “Pictorial Anatomy of the Cute”)

R. Sikoryak (graphic novel: “Masterpiece Comics”)

At Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Opening Reception Wednesday September 3, 2014.  6 pm-7:30 pm

On view: August 29 – October 4, 2014  (Gallery closed on Oct. 5.)

Image by Miriam Katin: “Manna From Heaven,” color pencil drawing.

Bayer & Sikoryak & Rotland Dreadfuls @ Desert Island, Aug. 19, 2014

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Cartoonists Josh Bayer and R. Sikoryak will be reading and signing their new Rotland Dreadful comics at Desert Island on Tuesday, August 19.

The ROTLAND DREADFULS: A Bulletin of the Cheap & Sensational, is a new series from ROTLAND PRESS of Detroit, Michigan. Each issue is a nod to the cheaply-produced 19th century English pamphlets known as “Penny Dreadfuls”—so named because the original cost was one penny and each issue contained stories considered shocking and sensational.

Mr. Bayer will unleash installment #9, “Birth of Horror,” and Mr. Sikoryak will serve up installment #10, “Sadistic Comics.”

Other issues in the ROTLAND DREADFULS series, also available for purchase throughout the evening, are by Gregory Jacobsen, Ian Huebert, Cole Closser, Onsmith & Sanya Glisic, and Chris Cilla.

At Desert Island / 540 Metropolitan Ave / Brooklyn NY 11211  (718) 388-5087

Tuesday, August 19
 at 7:00pm – 9:00pm



.  The readings begin at 7:30.

Facebook event here.

“Masterpiece Comics Theater” photos

Masterpiece Comics Theater” on June 14 with Ryan Andes, Julie Klausner, M. Sweeney LawlessSteven Rattazzi, & R. Sikoryak at The Brick. Photos by Tom Henning.

Two more shows with rotating casts on June 17 & 21. Info and tickets, visit http://bricktheater.com/comics

For discount tickets at $12, use the code: MPCOMICS

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“Masterpiece Comics Theater” trailer

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For more info, read here and visit http://bricktheater.com/comics

“Masterpiece Comics Theater” at The Brick, June 14-21, 2014

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MASTERPIECE COMICS THEATER

“Where Classics and Cartoons Collide… on stage!”
A survey of literature, from Homer & Euripides to Kafka & Beckett, with projected visuals inspired by the most popular comics of the 20th century.

This hour long multimedia show adapts R. Sikoryak‘s graphic novel series Masterpiece Comics and features re-tellings of classic literature and popular American comics. Inspired by epic poetry, Gothic romance, and Elizabethan tragedy, as well as superhero stories, cat cartoons, and gum wrappers, Masterpiece Comics Theater uses projections, a rotating cast of voice actors, live drawing, music, and sound effects in the manner of Sikoryak’s long running Carousel Slide Show performance series. 

Voice actors for the run include: Ryan Andes, Paul Boocock, Hope Cartelli, Julie Klausner, Meg Sweeney Lawless, Kevin Maher, and Steven Rattazzi (see below for cast dates and details).

The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Saturday, June 14, 8:15 pm. With Sikoryak, R.Andes, J. Klausner, M. Sweeney Lawless, S. Rattazzi.
Tuesday, June 17, 7 pm. With Sikoryak, P. Boocock, H. Cartelli, M. Sweeney Lawless, K. Maher.
Saturday, June 21, 4:45 pm. With Sikoryak, R. Andes, H. Cartelli, M. Sweeney Lawless, S. Rattazzi.

In The Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival, executive producer: Jeff Lewonczyk. For more info and tickets, visit http://bricktheater.com/comics

For discount tickets at $12, use the code: MPCOMICS

Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum.

Carousel: June 4, 2014 at Dixon Place

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CAROUSEL: Cartoon Slide Shows and other projected pictures

Gag cartoons, educational filmstrips, autobio comics, shadow projections, live music, and much more by Americans UKBrian DewanEmily FlakeJames GodwinSam Henderson,  Peter Kuper, and Connie Sun. Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014  at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets: $12 (advance), $15 (at the door)
$10 (students/seniors) or TDF
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.)