BIOS: Joel Christian Gill is a cartoonist and Associate Professor of Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design who speaks nationally on the importance of sharing stories. He wrote the words and drew the pictures in the award winning series Strange Fruit and Tales of The Talented Tenth (Fulcrum books). His latest work is a memoir chronicling how children deal with abuse and trauma: Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence (Oni Press January 2020.) He is currently adapting the 2016 National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning a Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Prof. Ibram X Kendi into a graphic novel from Ten Speed Press. instagram.com/joelchristiangill/
Sanika Phawde is an illustrator, cartoonist and reportage artist working between New York City and Mumbai, currently pursuing a Masters degree in Illustration as Visual Essay at School of Visual Arts, New York. Sanika’s work explores everyday life, interpersonal relationships, instances of emotional connection between strangers, and the conversations people have over food. Sanika is also very interested in the diversity of food in New York, and how food experiences in the city are influenced by seasons, pop culture, immigration and gentrification. instagram.com/thejackfruitslayer/
Brian Michael Weaver is the totally tubular illustrator of such groovy graphic novels as the Joey Fly, Private Eye series, and writer of the mondo bodacious picture book Do NOT Build a Frankenstein! His most recent picture books, Flip & Fin: We Rule the School, and Flip & Fin: Super Sharks to the Rescue, are, like, in stores now. He’s also known for illustrating Highlight’s Magazines radically awesome-licious Hidden Pictures and magazine covers! You should totally scope out his work over at brianmichaelweaver.com. FAR OUT!
Bianca Xunise is an illustrator and cartoonist based out of Chicago, Illinois. Her work primarily focuses on the plight and daily struggles of being a young black weirdo in America. When she’s not doodling away Bianca is usually somewhere dreaming of the mothman, while listening to only the spookiest goth music you could ever imagine. instagram.com/biancaxunise/
R. Sikoryak’s new book is Constitution Illustrated, published by Drawn & Quarterly. His other books include The Unquotable Trump, Terms and Conditions, and Masterpiece Comics.rsikoryak.com
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BIOS: Maëlle Doliveux is a French and Swiss illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer, fabricator and occasional puppeteer. Her clients include The New York Times, Newsweek, and SpongeBob Squarepants Comics. Along with editor Josh O’Neill, she is co-founder of Beehive Books – a Philadelphia-based publishing company focused on comics and illustration. Her first full length comic book, “I WILL LIVE FOREVER” is in the works, and set to publish Fall 2020. In her increasingly limited spare time she enjoys studying black holes, performing brain surgery, and making up fake hobbies for herself in her biographies. David Heatley is cartoonist and musician living in Queens. Over the last 20 years, he has written and drawn three graphic memoirs—Qualification, AMY, My Brain is Hanging Upside Down—and recorded 6 albums and 6 EPs. His new strip “Pamela and Louie” is currently being serialized on Instagram. Jeff Lewonczyk is a recovering playwright and aspiring cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn. His children’s holiday comedy Bethlehem or Bust has been performed in schools across the country, and his illustrated travelogue “I Went To India, and All I Brought You Were These Lousy Cartoons” has been featured in publications ranging from Buzzfeed to the Hindustan Times. Visit his website at jeffisaweso.me. Lydia Mamalis is a Brooklyn based artist originally from Kansas. She likes looking at dolls, drawing in pencil, making puppets and making comics when she can think of stories. Hunter Nelson is a the creator of the comic Tasky John (taskyjohn.com), and the writer of The Truth’s “The Body Genius,” named one of the AV Club’s “Best Podcasts of 2019 So Far.” His work has appeared in The Onion, Clickhole and Funny Or Die. You can see him perform every Saturday night at SubCulture with his improv team Women & Men.
CAROUSEL Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted by R. Sikoryak. Live readings and projections of graphic novels, cartoons, and other visual art, plus live music and drawing. Featuring Emily Flake Jeff Lewonczyk Jason Little Lale Westvind Music by Jascha Hoffman Live drawing by R. Sikoryak Plus voices by Pete Boisvert, Hope Cartelli, and Rebecca Comtois Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC In the Lounge Free admission! Info: http://dixonplace.org
BIOS: Emily Flakeis a cartoonist, writer, illustrator, and performer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work appears regularly in the New Yorker, as well as the Nib, MAD, and other fine (or fine-ish) publications. She is the author and illustrator of Mama Tried: Dispatches From the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting, a book of cartoons and essays about parenthood. She co-hosts a quarterly parenting-themed comedy show with NPR host Ophira Eisenberg; the title of the show is not printable in a family publication, but rhymes with Mittshow. Jascha Hoffmanis a singer and songwriter in Brooklyn. With a lyrical voice that has been compared to Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen, Jascha writes intimate songs packed with “language that lets us see humans at their most human.” His 2015 album The Afterneath was inspired by the obituaries section of the New York Times, for which he once wrote, and praised in American Songwriter as “a remarkable album and great achievement.” At Carousel he will be presenting an “open song”, a wholly improvised composition that will be accompanied by a live sketch by R. Sikoryak. Jeff Lewonczykis a recovering playwright and aspiring cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn. His children’s holiday comedy Bethlehem or Bust has been performed in schools across the country, and his illustrated travelogue “I Went To India, and All I Brought You Were These Lousy Cartoons” has been featured in publications ranging from Buzzfeed to the Hindustan Times. Visit his website at jeffisaweso.me. Jason Littleis the author of The Vagina and Borb. He teaches cartooning at the School of Visual Arts. Lale Westvind is the author of Grip, Hot Dog Beach and over a dozen other comic books. Her energetic depictions of movement and sci-fi possibilities have been featured in Best American Comics, Kramers Ergot and Lagon Revue.
Presentations of graphic novels and comics as performed by the artists: Kim Deitch, Liana Finck, Mira Jacob, Jordan Jeffries, Hazel Newlevant, and James Otis Smith. Hosted by R. Sikoryak
The event will be followed by a book signing.
Monday, Sept 16, 2019 7:30 pm
In the Lounge at Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2019 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT
BIOS: Kim Deitch has a reserved place at the first table of underground cartoonists. He got his start doing comic strips for the East Village Other in 1967 and in 1969 he succeeded Vaughn Bodé as editor of Gothic Blimp Works, the Other’s underground comics tabloid. His Boulevard of Broken Dreams was named one of Time’s “100 Best Graphic Novels Ever Written” and he has been awarded an Eisner and an Inkpot Award. Liana Finck is the author of Passing for Human and a regular contributor to The New Yorker. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. Her collection of cartoons from her Instagram feed, Excuse Me, will be published in September. Mira Jacob is the author and illustrator of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Her critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award, longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize, and translated into seven languages. Her writing and drawings have appeared in The New York Times, Electric Literature, Tin House, Literary Hub, Guernica, and Vogue, and she has a drawn column on Shondaland. She teaches at The New School, and she is a founding faculty member of the MFA Program at Randolph College. She lives in Brooklyn. Jordan Jeffries is a cartoonist currently living in the Hudson Valley with his wife and their two cats. His books include The Complete Matinee Junkie: Five Years at the Movies, Just One of the Girls, So Young, and more. Hazel Newlevant is a Portland-raised, Queens-based cartoonist whose comics include include If This Be Sin, Sugar Town, and No Ivy League. They have edited and published the anthologies Chainmail Bikini and Comics for Choice. James Otis Smith is a Brooklyn-based video editor, and writer & illustrator of comics and children’s books, including GANG OF FOOLS, and SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO with writer Ted Fox. R. Sikoryak is the cartoonist responsible for Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (published by Drawn & Quarterly). He’s drawn for The New Yorker, The Nation, MAD, and The Nib. He’s hosted Carousel since 1997.
Watch graphic novels come to life! The creators of award-winning books will perform the voices of their characters as artwork appears onscreen and pages turn. Audiences will be captivated by real and magical coming-of-age tales, in which characters explore mysterious family secrets and demonstrate how to speak up and claim your place when you don’t feel like you fit in. Join graphic novel pioneers Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy), Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), and Jerry Craft (New Kid), with emcee R. Sikoryak (The Unquotable Trump), as they combine visual storytelling and live performance during this innovative afternoon of entertainment.
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Space at Town Stages is sponsored in part by Sokoloff Arts.
Saturday, May 11 3:30pm-4:30pm Main Hall Town Stages 221 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013 $15
Brian Dewan is a visual artist and musician living in the town of Catskill, NY. The filmstrip What Will You Do With Your Freedom was first screened at the Tang Museum in Saratoga NY. He has also shown filmstrips at the Whitney Museum of American art, Modern Art Oxford and the Museum Of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, CA. briandewan.com
Abby Jame is a cartoonist and illustrator from Katonah, NY. She graduated from Parsons School of Design recently and just published her first book, Emotional Data, with Silver Sprocket in 2019. She did art for Adult Swim once. Follow her projects at www.abbyjame.com
Lisa Lim is both an artist and a writer. Her art and fiction have appeared in Guernica, PANK, Mutha, and Pen America. Find more of her funny-boned storytelling at lisalimcomics.com.
Stephanie Mannheim is a cartoonist living in Ridgewood, Queens. Her latest comic, Nate the Nonconformist Has a Rival, was published by Birdcage Bottom Books. www.stephaniemannheim.com
Laurie Rosenwald (@rosenworld) Principal of rosenworld.com and Iron Chef of Encaustic. Author of All the Wrong People Have Self Esteem. Speaks Swedish like a native New Yorker. Played “Woman” on “The Sopranos,” a role she was born to play. Or maybe she’s just an illustrator.
BIOS: Marcellus Hall‘s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TheAtlantic, and Time, as well as in American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts annuals. He has illustrated 9 children’s books, including the self-penned Everyone Sleeps. His debut long-form comic narrative, Kaleidoscope City, was published in 2018 by Bittersweet Editions. See more at www.marcellushall.com
Jeff Lewonczyk is a recovering playwright and aspiring cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn. His children’s holiday comedy Bethlehem or Bust has been performed in schools across the country, and his illustrated travelogue “I Went To India, and All I Brought You Were These Lousy Cartoons” has been featured in publications ranging from Buzzfeed to the Hindustan Times. Visit his website at jeffisaweso.me.
Summer Pierre is a cartoonist and writer living in the Hudson Valley. She is the author most recently of the graphic memoir All The Sad Songs (from Retrofit) and the autobiographical series Paper Pencil Life. Her work has appeared in TheNewYorker.com, PEN America, Upworthy, and The Comics Journal, among other places.
A. T. Pratt is a cartoonist whose comics and other printed work often features tricks and special features such as fold-outs, pop-ups and peek-a-boos. He is also Chief Creative Officer of MrMiSocki, a sock brand that comes with comics about the characters (who are the socks).
Jim Torokhas been making cartoons since he was 4 years old, and put out his own newsletter (circulation of one). His work has been published in magazines and newspapers, shown in movies, on television, and in galleries and museums throughout the world (most notably in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). If you are interested in finding out more, you can ask him (he is very approachable, and most happy to talk to anyone about his work), or just visit his website – jimtorok.com. Also, feel free to follow him on Instagram or FaceBook (although he does not use Facebook so much anymore).
Lauren R. Weinstein‘shighly acclaimed comic strip, Normel Person, can be found at Popula and previously in the Village Voice. Sometimes her work can be spotted in the New Yorker. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War. Her latest comic is “Mother’s Walk,” published by Youth in Decline.
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted byR. Sikoryak.
Live readings, music, and projected presentations of cartoons, graphic novels, and other visual art, presented by writers, artists, musicians, and voice actors.
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)
Angela Fanche is a cartoonist/illustrator currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.
Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two books of humorous personal essays, Why I’m Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, and is founder of the comedy rock band The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal. Her writing and music can be found at www.cynthiakaplan.com.
Cartoonist/writer John Kovaleski is the creator of the comic strips “Daddy Daze” and “Bo Nanas”, and contributes to MAD Magazine.
Jeffrey Lewis is best known for albums of folk and rock music, but he also makes comic books, including a self-published series called Fuff, and has worked on projects with organizations such as the History Channel and The New York Times.
Jeanne Martinet is the author of eight books–including the bestselling THE ART OF MINGLING, a novel called ETIQUETTE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, and DC Comics parody TRUER THAN TRUE ROMANCE, which was chosen as one of the “10 Funniest Books of all Time” by Inc.com
Michael Rex has written dozens of books for children, but wanted to use swear words so he wrote a book for adults under the name “P. Shauers.”
The Halloween Show
Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak & Neil Numberman. Cartoon shows drawn and narrated by an array of comic artists, graphic novelists, voice actors, and more. A spooky edition for the season. Featuring:
Featuring stories, gags, live drawings, and audience participation!
Come in costume! For kids and cartoon-loving adults.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 2 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St. (btwn Rivington & Delancey)
Tickets: $10 kids
$15 adults in advance
$18 adults at the door
Tickets & info: DixonPlace.org (212) 219-0736
About the cartoonists:
Natalie Andrewson is a comic artist, illustrator and printmaker living in Brooklyn, originally from North Carolina. She’s currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of the original Nutcracker story with First Second and has worked with The New York Times, Hazlitt, BOOM Studios, KUS and Peow on other comic projects. She makes Risograph printed illustrated work at the SVA Risolab and self publishes short fantasy stories in her free time.
Molly Brooks is an illustrator and comics maker who grew up in Nashville. Her science fiction graphic novel for kids, Sanity & Tallulah, is out now from Disney-Hyperion.
Tim Hamilton lives in Brooklyn, NY and has created humorous cartoons for The New Yorker, Mad Magazine and Nickelodeon Magazine. He publishes his own-one man anthology, Rabbit Who Fights and adapted Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 into an Eisner nominated graphic novel.
Rebecca Mock is a NYC-based comic book artist and illustrator. She is the artist of the NYT best-selling Compass South, a high-seas adventure graphic novel, as well as its sequel Knife’s Edge.
Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories and art to Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror, and Nursery Rhyme Comics. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and is currently series editor for First Second’s Science Comics series of nonfiction graphic novels. He lives in NYC and draws a weekly webcomic called Starbunny, Inc.
Neil Numberman is the totally tubular illustrator of such groovy graphic novels as the Joey Fly, Private Eye series, and writer of the mondo bodacious picture book Do NOT Build a Frankenstein! His most recent picture books, Flip & Fin: We Rule the School, and Flip & Fin: Super Sharks to the Rescue, are, like, in stores now. He also is known for illustrating Highlight’s Magazines radically awesome-licious Hidden Pictures! You should totally scope out his work over at neilnumberman.com. FAR OUT!