Carousel video from Dixon Place

A promotional Carousel video created by Dixon Place from several of our recent shows:

Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows.
Featuring graphic novelists, cartoonists, and performers.
Hosted by R. Sikoryak, with new guests every show.

Video features work by R. Sikoryak, Marguerite Van Cook & James Romberger, Carolita Johnson, Sam Gross, Glenn Head, John Mejias, Neil Numberman,  Brian Weaver, Sasha Velour, Patrice Miller, Eric Drysdale,  Ruben Bolling, and more.

Music by Wharton Tiers Ensemble.

Carousel for Kids! Nov 12, 2016 @ Dixon Place

carousel-for-kids-nov16-rgbDixon Place presents:
CAROUSEL FOR KIDS! 
Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak & Neil Numberman.
Featuring these special guest cartoonists, children’s book authors, and graphic novelists:
Megan Brennan
Tom Eaton
Trade Loeffler
George O’Connor
Comic stories, gags, live drawings, audience participation… and more, for kids of all ages!

Saturday, November 12, 2016   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:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Megan Brennan is a comic artist and writer from New Jersey. She’s published comics on the web like Pencil Pup and School of World, as well as writing the Amazing World of Gumball graphic novels for Boom! Studios.

Tom Eaton is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist and animator, and creator of the Bug Zapper, a comic for kids. Past projects include original animated shorts and music videos for Sufjan Stevens and the Danielson Famile.

Trade Loeffler is the artist and writer of the all-ages webcomic adventures, The Upside-Down Me, The Sky Kayak, and The Captain’s Quest. He is also the illustrator for Nadja Spiegelman’s TOON Books’ stories, Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework, and Zig and Wikki In The Cow (a 2013 Eisner award nominee for Best Publication for Early Readers).

George O’Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. OLYMPIANS is his ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, O’Connor has published several children’s picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow!, Sally and the Some-Thing, and If I Had a Triceratops. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Neil Numberman is an illustrator and animator from bee-yutiful Brooklyn, where he currently resides and works. He created the Joey Fly, Private Eye graphic novel series for kids with New York Times Bestselling author Aaron Reynolds, and the picture book Do NOT Build a Frankenstein! He’s worked for a number of notable clients, including MTV’s Liquid Television and ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover. Most recently he’s done dozens of illustrations for Highlights book series and illustrated the FLIP AND FIN picture book series, written by Timothy Gill.

Audience drawings from Carousel: The Political Show

At our last Carousel, The Political Show on October 26, we invited the audience and performers to draw one or more of the presidential candidates, either real or imagined.  These were projected during the show. Here are some of the drawings:

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Carousel: The Political Show, October 26, 2016

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL:
The Political Show
Comics performances, readings, and picture shows, just in time for the election.
Featuring the cartoonists and graphic novelists:
Ruben Bolling
Mike Dawson
Bob Eckstein
Kat Fajardo
Sabrina Jones
Peter Kuper
and more!
Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Wednesday, October 26, 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.)
Ruben Bolling is the creator of the award-winning satirical comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug, which appears in newspapers across the country and can be found online at tomthedancingbug.com.  He’s also the author of a series of science fiction / humor books for kids, The EMU Club Adventures.
Mike Dawson  is a comics podcaster, and the author of the graphic novels Troop 142, Angie Bongiolatti, and Rules For Dating My Daughter: The Modern Father’s Guide to Good Parenting. 
Bob Eckstein works for the New York Times, New York Daily News and The New Yorker. His new book is Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores.
Kat Fajardo is a native nyc cartoonist and illustrator with an unhealthy obsession for coffee and puppies. She likes creating playful and colorful work about self acceptance and Latinx culture.
Sabrina Jones writes and draws about social justice and radical history. Her latest book is Our Lady of Birth Control: A Cartoonist’s Encounter with Margaret Sanger.   
Peter Kuper is a cartoonist whose work appears in Mad and The New Yorker among others. His latest book, Ruins, won the 2016 Eisner award for best graphic novel.

Carousel at SPX 2016: September 18, 2016

carousel_spx_2016_rgb_smallCarousel returns to this year’s SPX (Small Press Expo) with a great line up of artists: Sophie Goldstein, Pascal Girard, Jeffrey Brown, Roger Langridge, Andrea Tsurumi, and Carol Tyler.

Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

SPX is at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Carousel is on Sunday, September 18 2016 from 4-5 pm in the White Oak Room. The festival goes on all day Saturday and Sunday, featuring lots of other fine programming.

BKBF Carousel @ Union Hall, Sept. 12, 2016

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Presentations of graphic novels and comics as read by the artists:
Kyle Baker (Nat Turner, Why I Hate Saturn)
Emily Flake (The New Yorker, Mama Tried)
Amy Kurzweil (Flying Couch)
Jeremy Nguyen (Stranger Than Bushwick)
Andrea Tsurumi (Why Would You Do That?) 
and more.
Hosted by R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions)

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2016 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT

Monday, September 12, 2016
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Union Hall – Brooklyn
702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets: $8.00

Reading “iTunes Terms and Conditions,” Episode 3: August 29, 2016

16-08-29_R.Sikoryak-640x546Dixon Place presents:

A reading of ITUNES TERMS AND CONDITIONS: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (EPISODE 3)

The epic finale, 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/tagged/comics/chrono and will be published next year by Drawn and Quarterly.

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. They’ll continue from their Jan. 22  and May 20 shows.

Monday, August 29, 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/pe.c/10106554

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

More info: http://dixonplace.org/performances/itunes-terms-and-conditions-the-graphic-novel-episode-3/

Carousel: Comic & Cartoon Art Annual: July 21, 2016

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Comic readings and presentations by artists in the Society of Illustrators‘ Comic and Cartoon Art Annual.

Featuring:  Sarah AndersenChris CaterLeela CormanChristopher DarlingCarolyn FigelJulia GfrörerLigang LuoNicholas OffermanFeifei RuanDiana SchoenbrunAdrian C. SinnottJim TorokKriota WillbergYao Xiao, and Lior Zaltzman

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Thursday, July 21 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Society Of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St, New York, New York 10065

TICKETS $15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 seniors/ students (with valid ID)

Sarah Andersen is a young cartoonist and illustrator. She graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of herself, her friends, and her beloved pets. Her first book, “Adulthood is a Myth” is out now. http://sarahcandersen.com/

Chris Cater is a cartoonist and illustrator who’s had cartoons published in The New Yorker, Reader’s Digest and on the website AboveAverage.com. Find more work at ChrisCaterIllustrator.com

Leela Corman is a cartoonist, illustrator, and dancer. She is a co-founder of Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida. http://www.leelacorman.com

Christopher Darling received an MFA in illustration from SVA and he is on the Design faculty at Kent State University. He currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio. www.christopherdarling.com

Carolyn Figel studied at the University of British Columbia even though she is not Canadian. She quickly moved to New York after school, where she enjoys drawing and writing short bios about herself. www.carolynfigel.com

Julia Gfrörer was born in 1982 in Concord, New Hampshire. Her work has appeared in Thickness, Arthur Magazine, Study Group Magazine, Black Eye, and Best American Comics, and her graphic novel, Black Is The Color, is now available from Fantagraphics Books. Her last name rhymes with despair, and her heart is black as jet. www.thorazos.net

Ligang Luo is an artist from China who now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He dreams that one day he can truly see and comprehend the world and himself. Art is his eyes and tongue. www.ligangluo.com

Nicholas Offerman graduated from SVA in 2011, won a MoccaFest Award of Excellence in 2013, and was nominated for an Ignatz for “Promising New Talent” in 2014. www.goodklown.com

Feifei Ruan graduated from the MFA Visual Narrative program at the School of Visual Arts and currently lives and works in NYC as a visual storyteller. www.feifeiruan.com

Diana Schoenbrun is an illustrator, author, puppet  builder, and designer. She recently completed her MFA in Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work  has been been recognized by American Illustration, 3×3, Uppercase Magazine, and Creative Quarterly. Diana’s accordion book, A Walk in Brooklyn, received a gold medal in the Comic and Cartoon Annual Special Format category. www.DianaSchoenbrun.net

Adrian C. Sinnott illustrated the nationally-syndicated children’s panel, “Hunny Bunny’s Short Tale,” a collection of one-minute bedtime stories for busy families, and a number of children’s books including, “Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems,”  “Magnets,” “Monster Mall and Other Spooky Poems” and others. www.adriansinnott.com

Jim Torok is a fine artist, and a cartoonist too. His work can be seen in New York at Pierogi Gallery www.pierogi2000.com and http://jimtorok.com/pages/index.php.

Kriota Willberg makes comics about the body, health, and medicine. She teaches anatomy so often that she will mentally dissect any human or animal within a five foot range. KriotaWelt.blogspot.com

Yao Xiao is a China-born illustrator based in New York City. Yao Xiao creates artwork depicting a poetic visual world where complex concepts and human emotions are examined, amplified, and given physical form. www.yaoxiaoart.com

Lior Zaltzman is a cartoonist, writer and illustrator from Israel. She’s obsessed with doughnuts and “Anne of Green Gables.”  www.liorzaltzman.com

Reading “iTunes Terms and Conditions,” Episode 2: May 20, 2016

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Dixon Place presents:

A reading of ITUNES TERMS AND CONDITIONS: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (EPISODE 2)

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. They’ll continue from their Jan. 22 show, picking up on page 32.

Friday, May 20, 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/pe/10082154

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

Carousel & more @ TCAF, May 14-15, 2016

R.. Sikoryak will be hosting a Carousel and moderating a panel at TCAF: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2016.

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Saturday May 14, 2016  1:30 pm
Abstract Art panel w/ Patrick Kyle, Sab Meynert, Aidan Koch, Fiona Smyth, Brian Chippendale. Moderated by R. Sikoryak.

TCAFCarouselMay2016The Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland St., across from the Library)
Sunday, May 15, 2016  4 pm
Carousel, R. Sikoryak’s long running comics performance/reading series, returns to TCAF with shows by Michael DeForge (Lose, Dressing), Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits), Andrea Tsurumi (Why Would You Do That?), Kriota Willberg (No Pain, Pathology Laffs), and R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics, iTunes).

More info: http://torontocomics.com/programming/

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