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.

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 3, 2014

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

MCTtrailer_vimeoWatch the MASTERPIECE COMICS THEATER trailer here.

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

carousel_June2014_RGBDixon Place presents
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.)

The Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival, June 2014

ComicBookTheaterFestival-imageThe Brick presents: The Comic Book Theater Festival Issue #2

June 3 – 29, 2014    The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211

Featuring shows by Carousel alumni Jason Little (3D Comics Alive!), Dean Haspiel (Switch to Kill), Matthew Thurber (Mining the Moon), and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics Theater), plus much, much more.

Comics are sometimes called “sequential art” – stories that unfold across time over the course of multiple images. This definition also applies to the art of theater – and with so much in common, it makes sense that the two should team up. After a successful first installment in 2011, the Comic Book Theater Festival is coming back to The Brick for “Issue #2” in June 2014. Get ready for a new crop of shows that explore the intersection of the panel and the stage, the live and the drawn, the ink and the actor.

Full schedule: http://www.bricktheater.com/comics

Carousel for Kids! MoCCA 2014 video

MoCCA2014SOI_Carousel_for_KidsA video from the “Carousel for Kids” presented at last month’s MoCCA Arts Festival 2014 has been posted on the Society of Illustrators YouTube page. The direct link is here.

Featuring James KochalkaTrade LoefflerNeil NumbermanColleen AF Venable, and R. Sikoryak.  Stories, gags, live drawing, audience participation, and more, for kids of all ages.

Carousel @ RE/Mixed Media Festival, April 26, 2014

carousel_April_2014_Re-mixedRE/Mixed Media Festival presents

CAROUSEL Cartoon slide shows and other projected pictures

Drawn and performed by: Jason Little (Shutterbug Follies, Motel Art Improvement Service), Lauren R. Weinstein (Girl Stories, The Goddess of War), Kriota Willberg (Pictorial Anatomy of the Cute, (NO) PAIN!), and host R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics)

Saturday, April 26, 2014    12:00 – 12:45 PM
The New School, Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, NYC
The RE/Mixed Media Festival is a celebration of collaborative art-making and creative appropriation. It’s the artists’ contribution to the ongoing conversation about remixing, mashups, copyright law, fair use, and the freedom of artists to access their culture in order to add to and build upon it. RE/Mixed Media Festival IV will be held on April 26-27, 2014 at The New School, in cooperation with the School of Media Studies, and Parsons The New School for Design; and at CultureHub, in NYC’s East Village.
The Festival schedule is posted on line at http://remixnyc.com/2014/schedule/
One and two day passes at www.remixnyc.com/2014/register