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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

 

Carousel at Asbury Park Comicon, April 12, 2014

carousel_April2014_AsburyPark_BESTAsbury Park Comicon presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon slide shows performed by their creators:
Miss Lasko-GrossDean HaspielDanny HellmanSeth Kushner &
Christa CassanoKriota Willberg, and host R. Sikoryak.

At the Asbury Park Comicon:
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
1401 Ocean Blvd. Asbury Park, NJ 07712
The Carousel is in the hotel, in the lower level of the east side (ocean side) of the first floor in Room F (Hotel staff refer to it as The Steinbach Room).

Sat. April 12, 2014 at 5 pm

This Carousel will contain adult situations!

Carousel for Kids! MoCCA Fest, April 5, 2014

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At MoCCA Arts Festival 2014, R. Sikoryak hosts a special KIDS’ edition of CAROUSEL, his long-running series of live comics readings and other projected pictures.

Featuring James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza), Trade Loeffler (Zig and Wikki, Zip and Li’l Bit Funnies), Neil Numberman (Do NOT Build a Frankenstein! Joey Fly: Private Eye), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye) and R.S.  Stories, gags, audience participation, and more, for kids of all ages.

MoCCA Fest is held in Manhattan at: The 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue (between E. 25th & E. 26th Street), NYC.

The Carousel is on Saturday, April 5 at 12 pm, in the lower level of the Armory, in Room One. 

Admission to the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival is $5 per day.  Tickets are available to purchase at the door.  Cash and credit cards accepted.

Thanks to MoCCA Fest Programming Director Bill Kartalopoulos!

Carousel & The Walking Hellos, March 5, 2014

carousel-March-2014Dixon Place Presents:
CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring live music by the band The Walking Hellos.  With readings and drawings by Nick Bertozzi, Liza DonnellyTrade Loeffler, Flash Rosenberg, Doug Skinner
, and R.S.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:30pm
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

“Struggling Cartoonist” show, Feb. 11, 2014

R. Sikoryak and a few Carousel alumni will be in this performance and exhibit:

THE MANY IDENTITIES OF THE STRUGGLING CARTOONIST
An artshow about cartoonists and other mediums
Curated by Adriano Moraes and Christine di Tolvo

Struglling Cartoonist logo

A show about cartoonists and the other mediums they work with. You will see how comic book art influences works of theater, film, set design, sculpture, live performance, music, street art, animation, graphic design, burlesque, origami and more.

The artists in the show are Arlen Schumer (The Silver Age of Comic Book Art), R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics), Danny Hellman (Legal Action Comics), Mac Mcgill (World War 3), Kurt Christenson (Power Play, Gowanus Pete) , James Romberger (7 Miles A Second), Bill Roundy (the Amazing Adventures of Bill, Anything That Loves), Ken Wong (Origami Comics), Vishavjti Singh (Sikhtoons), Joe Heaps Nelson (Police Brutality Coloring Book), Jared Gwniewek (Scary-Oke), Allan David, Ellen Lindner (The Black Feather Falls), We Paint collective (Muffin Man, Zera and Brane), Hanna Jaeun, Mark Staff Brandl, Mark Lerer (The Little General), Javier Cruz (The Learning Curve), Sharon Ma, Karl Kotas (Transgendered Jesus), Jenny DevilDoll Gonzalez-Blitz (World War 3), Isabella Bannerman (Six Chicks), Adriano Moraes (Baron Munchausen), Forest Allread and Ami Gorgoroso.

The exhibit opens Febuary 11 and runs until March 11, 2014.
It is being produced by Theater for the New City Gallery, 155 First Avenue (corner with 10th street).
The opening and performance is on February 11.
5pm-8pm
Spoken word by Kurt Christenson, slideshows by R. Sikoryak and Mac McGill, visual presentation by Arlen Schumer, animations by Adriano Moraes, poetry by Vishavjti Singh, electronic music by JennyGonzalez-Blitz, Eric Blitz & La Femme NatalComics, zines, prints and other merch will be sold.

Admission is free.  Wine and food will be served.  More info here.

Carousel at Dixon Place: Jan. 8, 2014

carousel_Jan2014Dixon Place presents

CAROUSEL: Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures.
Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

Featuring gag cartoons, graphic memoirs, live drawing, and more from:
Jon Keith BrunelleSam GrossJohn KovaleskiLiza DonnellyRoxanne Palmer,
and Ariel Schrag with Valerie Schrag.

Wed. January 8, 2014  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: video clips

Here’s a casual clip of R. Sikoryak drawing, from our last Carousel for Kids show on November 2.  It was spontaneously shot by Brian McLane from the audience!  The audio is a little quiet, particularly the music track, but you can hear the kids popping bubble wrap (a prop from Sam Henderson‘s slide show, earlier in the program).

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And here’s another clip of Sam Henderson, from the same show.

We’re planning a number of shows for next year, and the first one will be at Dixon Place on Wednesday, January 8.  Stay tuned for more info.