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Carousel: Feb. 15, 2017 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & music.
Featuring: Todd Alcott,   Maëlle Doliveux,   Felipe Galindo,   Jennifer Hayden,   Lauren R. Weinstein

Special guest voices: M. Sweeney Lawless, Steven Rattazzi, Gary Schwartz, and more!
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYCTickets: $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.)

About the artists:
Todd Alcott is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He’s been working on Feeder Birds for sixteen years and flew all the way to New York just to do this show.  He’ll be reading with M. Sweeney Lawless, Steven Rattazzi, and Gary Schwartz.     toddalcott.com

Maëlle Doliveux is a French and Swiss illustrator, cartoonist and animator whose clients include The New York Times, Newsweek and SpongeBob comics. Her work received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in 2015 and she has recently begun a partnership as designer in a comics and art publication company called Beehive Books.    http://www.maelledoliveux.com 
Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art. www.feggo.com
Jennifer Hayden is the Eisner-nominated author and artist of The Story of My Tits, a graphic memoir about her life and her experience with breast cancer. Her first book, the autobiographical collection Underwire, was excerpted in The Best American Comics of 2013. You can read her daily diary comic Rushes online at thegoddessrushes.blogspot.com.     www.jenniferhayden.com
Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, illustrator, painter and avid gardener who lives in scenic New Jersey. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War.  Her new strip, Normel Person, appears in The Village Voice.   http://www.laurenweinstein.com

Carousel: Dec. 14, 2016 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & music. 
Featuring:
Pénélope Bagieu
Cynthia Kaplan 
Asterios Kokkinos 
Summer Pierre 
Flash Rosenberg 
Whit Taylor
Kriota Willberg 
and more!

Wednesday, December 14, 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.)

Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982, to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows. Her books with First Second include Exquisite Corpse and California Dreamin’.  http://www.penelope-jolicoeur.com
Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two collections of humorous essays, Why I’m Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, among other things, and she is the founder of the band The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal.  You can find her, if you choose, at www.cynthiakaplan.com.
Asterios Kokkinos is the writer of the all-new graphic novel, “Toys 4 Cheap!” drawn by Jimmy Hasse. It’s a fake catalogue of dangerous and insane toys like Tickle Me Elmore Leonard, Maus Trap, and Microscopic Machines (the world’s first inhalable toy!)  https://twitter.com/asterios 
Summer Pierre is a cartoonist and illustrator living in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is the author of the autobiographical comic series, Paper Pencil Life, as well as the books The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week and Great Gals: Inspired Ideas for Living a Kick-Ass Life.  http://summerpierre.com
As an “Attention-Span-for-Hire” (and plain-clothes clown) Flash Rosenberg uses drawing, animation, photography, writing, and performing to accelerate the levity of awareness. This Guggenheim Fellow was the pioneering Artist in Residence for LIVE from the NY Public Library. She draws FlashThink cartoons, live-draws complex notions for snazzy clients such as IBM, Visa, Unilever, PNC Bank, Amazon, Gatorade, Etsy, Twitter, the Ford Foundation, the United Nations. www.flashrosenberg.com
Whit Taylor is a cartoonist, writer, and editor from New Jersey.  www.whittaylorcomics.com
Kriota Willberg writes, draws, teaches, needlepoints, and performs about body-oriented sciences. The newest version of her injury prevention comic book for cartoonists will be published this fall by Uncivilized press. She is on the brink of becoming the first ever Artist in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library’s Historical Collection.   http://kriotawelt.blogspot.com

 

Live drawings by Flash Rosenberg (June 2015)

From our June 10, 2015 showFlash Rosenberg‘s live sketches, drawn in real-time, based on advice given by audience members and each performer.  Flash will return in our Dec 14, 2016 show.

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

carousel BBF Sept 2016Carousel at Union Hall – Brooklyn
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/