Carousel: October 19, 2019 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents

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 Flake is 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 Hoffman is 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 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.
Jason Little is 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. 

BKBF Carousel @ Dixon Place, Sept. 16, 2019

Dixon Place presents:

Carousel: Comics Performances

A special event for the Brooklyn Book Festival.

Admission is free!  

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 SinSugar 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.  
 
More info: 
brooklynbookfestival.org/bookend
dixonplace.org

PEN World Voices Festival: Carousel on May 11, 2019

PEN World Voices Festival presents:
Finding Your Voice: Comics Carousel 
Saturday, May 11   3:30pm-4:30pm
Town Stages, Main Space 221 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

With Nidhi Chanani, Jerry Craft, and Molly Ostertag. Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Ages: Eight to fourteen

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

Tickets and info: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10393330?fbclid=IwAR0Q4BXf8CdpeynwWzGHvTuoZBiwUEsp7dqR-Vw4fXeK_k_AUrYn_D-rglA

https://worldvoices.pen.org

Carousel: March 28, 2019 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents

CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted byR. Sikoryak

Live readings and projected presentations of graphic novels, cartoons, and other visual art, presented by writers, artists, and voice actors.
Featuring: 

Hilary Campbell
Brian Dewan
Abby Jame 
Lisa Lim 
Stephanie Mannheim
Laurie Rosenwald
and more! Special guest voices by M. Sweeney Lawless

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Tickets: $15 (advance),
$18 (at the door),
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC in advance, $15 at the door)

Advance tickets & info: (212) 219-0736
http://dixonplace.org/performances/carousel-03-28-2019/

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

BIOS:

Hilary Campbell is both a cartoonist in New York and a New Yorker cartoonist.  www.cartoonsbyhilary.com

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. 

Carousel: Jan. 30, 2019 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL

Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted by R. Sikoryak

Live readings and projected presentations of graphic novels,  cartoons, and other visual art, presented by writers, artists, musicians, and voice actors.

Featuring:
Marcellus Hall, Jeff Lewonczyk, Summer Pierre, A. T. Pratt, Jim Torok, Lauren R. Weinstein, and more!

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Tickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door),
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC in advance, $15 at the door)
Advance tickets & info: (212) 219-0736

http://dixonplace.org/performances/carousel-01-30/

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 Torok has 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‘s highly 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.


Carousel: Dec. 6, 2018 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL

Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted by R. Sikoryak
Live readings, music, and projected presentations of cartoons, graphic novels, and other visual art, presented by writers, artists, musicians, and voice actors.

Featuring:
Angela Fanche
Cynthia Kaplan
John Kovaleski 
Jeffrey Lewis
Jeanne Martinet
Michael Rex
Special guest voices: M. Sweeney Lawless

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Tickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door),
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC in advance, $15 at the door)
Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org (212) 219-0736

Carousel Cartoon Slide Show


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

BIOS:

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.”

Carousel for Kids! Oct. 27, 2018 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents:
CAROUSEL FOR KIDS! 
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
$12 students/seniors/IDNYC
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!

BKBF Carousel @ Society of Illustrators, Sept. 17, 2018

A special Carousel at the Society of Illustrators for the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Presentations of graphic novels and comics as read by the artists:
Jordan Crane (We Are All Me)
Maria Hoey (COIN-OP Comics Anthology)
Paul Levitz & Tim Hamilton (Brooklyn Blood)
Connie Sun (@cartoonconnie)
Ngozi Ukazu  (Check, Please!)
Kriota Willberg  (Draw Stronger)
and more! The event will be followed by a book signing.
Hosted by:
R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions, The Unquotable Trump)
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2018 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT
Society of Illustrators  128 East 63rd Street NY, NY 10065
Monday, September 17, 2018  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tickets: $10 General Admission
About the Artists:

Jordan Crane began making comics in the middle 1990s, self publishing 5 issues of the era-defining anthology NON. In the early 00s, he started putting out zines and comics of his own work, ranging from graphic novels to children’s books, to a collection of his screenprint work. He is currently working on the 6th issue of his irregularly published comic UPTIGHT, and finishing a lengthy graphic novel titled Keeping Two. Website: www.whatthingsdo.com

Since 2007, Maria Hoey and her brother Peter have created a comic series called COIN-OP. This summer an anthology of their work was published by Top Shelf Productions: COIN-OP COMICS ANTHOLOGY 1997-2017.  Maria will be reading a story from the new book titled: “Valse Mecanique”.

Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman), writer (Legion of Super-Heroes, executive (30 years at DC, ending as President & Publisher), historian (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel, Abrams ComicArts, 2015)) and educator (including the American Graphic Novel at Columbia).  He won two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine, received Comic-con International’s Inkpot Award, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Comics Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award from the Hero Initiative.  His latest book is Brooklyn Blood (Dark Horse, 2018), drawn by Tim Hamilton.

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.

Connie Sun is a cartoonist and writer, based in New York City. For 8 years, she drew a daily webcomic strip every morning before going to her job at a university, where she ran education programs in conflict resolution.  She has cartooned for The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, GoComics, and Angry Asian Man. For her next project, she hopes to develop full-length stories in comics form and make them into books. Find her cartoons on social media at cartoonconnie. (instagram.com/cartoonconnie)

Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please!, a massively popular online graphic novel. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 and received a master’s in sequential art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Kriota Willberg uses comics, needlework, history, bioethics, and her career in massage therapy to explore the body/sciences. She teaches artists about injury prevention through workshops and her new book, Draw Stronger (Uncivilized Books)Her other comics appear in: 4PANEL.ca, SubCultures, Awesome Possum, Comics For Choice, The Strumpet, The Graphic Canon, and the journals Intima and Broken Pencil.

Carousel: The Graphic Medicine Show, Aug. 17, 2018

Carousel comes to the Comics and Medicine Conference at The Center for Cartoon Studies.

CAROUSEL: The Graphic Medicine Show

Comics Performances and Readings by Cara Bean, Suzy Becker,
MK Czerwiec, Glynnis Fawkes, Ellen Forney, Jennifer Hayden,
Mita Mahato, Marissa Moss, James Sturm with Dave Lloyd,
Whitney Taylor, Kriota Willberg, Ian Williams,
and host R. Sikoryak

Friday, August 17, 2018 Doors open 7:30 pm, show begins 8 pm

The Engine Room 188 S. Main Street White River Junction, VT 05001

More info here: comicsandmedicine.sched.com and graphicmedicine.org

Live drawings by Flash Rosenberg (June 2018)

From our June 13, 2018 showFlash Rosenberg‘s live sketches, drawn in real-time, based on advice given by audience members and the performers. See more of Flash’s work here.

Advice given by Samuel Ferri, R. Sikoryak, Meg Sweeney Lawless, Kriota Willberg, Kevin Maher, Josh Bayer, Flash Rosenberg, Carolita Johnson,  Carolita (per Hammie The Dog), and audience members: Miriam, Jerry, Angela, and Amanda.