“Comics: Pushing the Boundaries,” April 23, 2016

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A panel discussion at The Society of Illustrators on Sat., April 23, 2016 at 1 pm.

With the Zap Comix retrospective on display at the Society, this is a perfect time to take a look at how comics artists push the boundaries of taste and subject matter. We’ve gathered a panel of cartoonists and illustrators of diverse backgrounds and interests to discuss provocation and controversy in comics, in history and in contemporary works. There’s been an evolution in the kinds of comics that are being created that will make for a fascinating conversation.

Featuring:
Heather Benjamin
Darryl Ayo Brathwaite
Jennifer Camper 
Annie Mok
Kate Lacour
Moderated by R. Sikoryak.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1 pm.  The Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street (btwn Park & Lexington Avenues), New York City.

Admission: $15 Non-members, $10 members, $7 seniors/students (Undergrad students with valid I.D.)  * Exhibitors from the 2016 MoCCA Arts Festival receive free admission. Please email RSVP@societyillustrators.org to reserve your seat.

Carousel: March 9, 2016 @ Dixon Place

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CAROUSEL: Comics Performances and Picture Shows
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Live drawings, gag cartoons, and graphic novels as created, performed, and read by: Sam Gross, Ellen Lindner, Doug Skinner with Anne Shapiro, Connie SunMeghan Turbitt, Jess Worby, and more!

Wednesday, March 9, 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.)

Carousel at House of Independents, Feb. 15, 2016

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Featuring live comics readings, performance, and music from
Maëlle DoliveuxEmily Flake, Jeffrey LewisNeil Numberman,
and Lauren R. Weinstein.
Plus: “Low tech animations” by Jim Torok
Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

House of Independents  572 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Tickets: $10.00
Showtime: 8pm
Doors Open: 7pm
General Admission Seating

Before the audience’s eyes, a series of comic-book illustrations appear on screen, accompanied by live narration, music, and other sound effects. The lush images come together to form a story, be it humorous or philosophical or any other genre. Each presentation is one-of-a-kind, never seen before, and utterly unique. Led by R. Sikoryak, a group of talented comic-book artists builds this hybrid spectacle, suited for both children and adults.

R. Sikoryak has been hosting this spectacle show since the 1990s, and is a wildly talented illustrator who has submitted cartoons to famous sources such as The New Yorker, The Onion, and Nickelodeon, as well as having authored two of his own graphic novels. Dozens of artists have appeared with CAROUSEL SLIDESHOW, all providing their own individual creative talents and unique skills.

Maëlle Doliveux is an illustrator who has received recognition and awards from major sources, and worked with clients such as The New York Times and the Spongebob Squarepants comics.

Emily Flake is a cartoonist, illustrator, and writer, and has had cartoons published in the New Yorker and MAD Magazine, among others.

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 works on projects with organizations such as the History Channel and The New York Times.

Neil Numberman is the illustrator of multiple graphic novels, and has written both picture books and comic books.

Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, illustrator, and painter who has published three books and has had work included in many others.

This talented crew will be joined by  Jim Torok, an artist from Brooklyn, NY, who will provide “low tech animations” to the show, adding a whole new dimension to the artwork. Together, these artists will combine their talents to create a unique and original spectacle never seen here before.

A Reading of “iTunes Terms and Conditions,” Jan. 22, 2016

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A reading of ITUNES TERMS AND CONDITIONS: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Featuring R. SikoryakBrian DewanPaul Boocock, and James Godwin.

R. Sikoryak has drawn the entire, unedited text of the iTunes Terms and Conditions as a graphic novel, in over 90 distinct comics styles. It has appeared online at http://itunestandc.tumblr.com.

For this performance, Sikoryak will project the artwork & read from the text, accompanied by live music by Brian Dewan. They will be joined by special guest readers Paul Boocock and James Godwin. You’ll see how far they get in 45 minutes (the show’s running time).

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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

Admission is free, but you can make a reservation here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/954334

The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during and after the show. Bar proceeds directly support DP’s artists and mission.

Carousel: Dec. 9, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring Maëlle Doliveux, Felipe Galindo, James Godwin, Glenn Head,
Carolita Johnson, John Mejias, Andrea Tsurumi, and M. Sweeney Lawless.

With graphic narratives, gag cartoons, shadow puppets, and much more.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 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.)

Carousel for Kids in the news

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Carousel contributor Kevin McCloskey wrote an in-depth overview of our November 14th show, Carousel for Kids, on his Illustration Concentration blog. Features lots of photos, too:   http://illustrationconcentration.com/2015/11/17/illustration-goes-live/

Photo by Kevin McCloskey, featuring Neil Numberman and R. Sikoryak.

Carousel for Kids! Nov 14, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL FOR KIDS!
Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman.
Featuring:
Gregory Benton
Ruben Bolling
Chris Duffy
John Kerschbaum
Kevin McCloskey
and more!
Guest voices by Catherine Porter.
Stories, gags, live drawing…and worm racing!
For kids of all ages.
Saturday, November 14, 2015   2 pm
Dixon Place,  161A Chrystie St. (btwn Rivington & Delancey)
Tickets:
$8 kids
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
$10 students/seniors
Tickets & info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736
 

Carousel: Oct. 7, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring: Brian Dewan (music and filmstrips), Kevin Maher (Kevin Geeks Out), Dyna Moe (Hipster Animals: A Field Guide), Victor Morales (digital puppetry), Mark Newgarden & Megan Montague Cash (Bow Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors), and Lauren R. Weinstein (Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland).

With live music and drawing, video game storytelling, gag cartoons, graphic narratives, and much more.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 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.)

“Fable Comics” Show @ Bank Street, Sept. 24, 2015

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Join Carousel host R. Sikoryak for a multimedia screening of famous fables in comics form at Bank Street Book Store on Thursday, September 24.

The show features Chris DuffyGeorge O’ConnorJohn Kerschbaum, Sikoryak, and more reading from the new book, Fable Comics (First Second).

From classics like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Grasshopper and the Ants” to obscure gems like “The Frogs Who Desired a King,” Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists. Edited by New York Times bestselling Fairy Tale Comics’ Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.

Contributors to the book include: Graham Annable, Greg Benton, R.O. Blechman, Vera Brosgol, Graham Chaffee, Eleanor Davis, Tom Gauld, Sophie Goldstein, Charise Harper, Jaime Hernandez, John Kerschbaum, James Kochalka, Simone Lia, Liniers, Jennifer Meyer, Corinne Mucha, Mark Newgarden, George O’Connor, Shelly Paroline and Braden Lamb, Israel Sanchez, R. Sikoryak, Maris Wicks, Keny Widjaja

Event date:
Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 7:00pm
Event address:
Bank Street Book Store
2780 Broadway
New YorkNY 10025

Carousel: June 10, 2015 at Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Featuring:
Liana FinckCynthia Kaplan with Michael Hunter and Tony Salvatore, Flash RosenbergWhit TaylorJulia Wertz, and Kriota Willberg.
With live drawing, music, graphic history, medical humor, and much more.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 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.)