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Little Nemo Meets Carousel @ TCAF: May 12, 2018

TCAF presents:
LITTLE NEMO meets CAROUSEL

A tribute to Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo at this year’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

The show features cartoonists from the Locust Moon Press anthology LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM.  Besides being one of the greatest cartoonists of all time, Winsor McCay was also a popular and innovative vaudeville performer, so this show is a perfect way to honor his amazing legacy. With live readings and performances by: Maëlle Doliveux, Josh O’Neill, Alexis Ziritt, and more.  Moderated by R. Sikoryak.

(Plus slide shows and animations created by Winsor McCay, Dean Haspiel, Peter Hoey & Maria Hoey, and Dave Proch, not appearing in person.)

At Marriott Bloor Yorkville, 90 Bloor St. E. (High Park Ballroom)

Saturday  May 12, 2018   12:30 PM

More info: http://www2.torontocomics.com/whats-happening/programming/

PEN World Voices Festival: Carousel on April 21, 2018

PEN World Voices Festival presents:
Comics Carousel: Graphic Novels Come to Life 
Saturday, April 21   5pm-6pm
Town Stages, Main Space 221 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

It’s a little bit of theater and a whole lot of art as comics artists Pénélope Bagieu (Brazen), Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes), Iasmin Omar Ata (Mi(s)hadra) and Tony Medina (I Am Alfonso Jones) join in a comics Carousel led by R. Sikoryak to showcase their visual talents and unique perspectives—and perform parts from their books! Original and subversive, they share their singular stories from the frontlines of comics that resist clichéd narratives and reimagine our futures. Q&A with the authors to follow.

Tickets and info: https://worldvoices.pen.org/session/comics-carousel-graphic-novels-come-life/
https://www.facebook.com/events/185090132083315/

Carousel: March 2, 2018 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

Featuring:
Brian Dewan
Sam Gross
Bishakh Som
Jeremy Sorese
Connie Sun
Matthew Thurber

Friday, March 2, 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)
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.)

Bios:
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.
Sam Gross has been drawing cartoons for a long time.  They have appeared in such diverse publications as Good Housekeeping and The Realist.
Bishakh Som is a comics artist, illustrator and painter from Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been featured in several queer comics anthologies (including in the forthcoming collection ‘We’re Still Here’, an all-trans comics compendium), The New Yorker, The Boston Review, VICE, Buzzfeed as well as in several group and solo shows along the east coast. You can see more of her work at www.bishakh.com
Jeremy Sorese is a cartoonist currently based out of Brooklyn, NYC.  His first book, Curveball, published with Nobrow, came out in 2015 and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. jeremysorese.com
Connie Sun is a cartoonist and daily comic strip creator, based in New York City. She was a 2016-2017 Artist in Residence for Brooklyn Boulders and a McSweeney’s Graphic Columnist from 2014-2015. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Upworthy, Climbing Magazine, Book Riot, Tabi Labo, NPR, BBC, AngryAsianMan, The Rumpus, and Audrey Magazine. Find her on social media at cartoonconnie. (instagram.com/cartoonconnie)
Mrs William Horsley is a research vehicle for investigations into abstract and literal puppetry. The energy contained within hematite refracts into animated film, performance, comics, etc. scattering shards of Delight. Sculpted out of a chunk of feminized hematite discovered in the Pacific Northwest in the 1950’s, it is currently parked in Catskill, NY and is owned and operated by Matthew Thurber.
R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump.  He has drawn for The New Yorker, The Onion, MAD, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.   He has hosted Carousel shows at Dixon Place and around North America since 1997.  rsikoryak.com

Carousel and more @ Miami Book Fair 2017

Carousel and R. Sikoryak are coming to the Miami Book Fair with two events on Nov. 18-19, 2017

“Carousel at Miami Book Fair” on Saturday

For the first time ever, cartoonist R. Sikoryak brings Carousel to Miami. Join comics creators Nicole J. GeorgesMimi PondJason ShigaTillie Walden, and R. S. as they present and read from their new graphic novels.

Saturday, November 18 @ 4:00 pm

MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave.,  Miami,  Fl

More info: https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/robert-sikoryak-presents-carousel-comics-performances-and-picture-shows/

“The Trump Presidential Library” on Sunday

The Los Angeles Times called it a “must-see panel of Comic-Con 2017”, and now it’s coming to Miami! Political satire has reached new heights since the election of President Trump; Shannon Wheeler (Sh*t My President Says) and R. Sikoryak (The Unquotable Trump) promise laughter and tears (and a presentation with slides) as they work through the nation’s current political reality.

Sunday, November 19 @ 4:00 pm

MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor), 300 NE Second Ave., Miami,  Fl

More info: https://www.miamibookfair.com/event/spotlight-the-trump-presidential-library/

Carousel: Oct. 19, 2017 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Live readings and projected presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, and other visual art.
Plus live music and live drawing, too.
Featuring:
Nick Abadzis
Kevin Colden
Katie Fricas
Miss Lasko-Gross
Doug Skinner
M. Sweeney Lawless
and more!
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 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.)

Bios:
Nick Abadzis is a British, Eisner-award winning, internationally published writer and cartoonist who lives and works in the USA. For more info, drawings, commentary and news updates, please visit: nickabadzis.com
Kevin Colden is the author of the graphic novels I Rule the Night (MTV’s Webcomic of the Year 2010) and Fishtown (Xeric Grant winner and Eisner Award nominee), and illustrator of numerous comics including the 2012 iteration of James O’Barr’s The Crow. He is a multi-instrumentalist, having played with the bands Heads Up Display, Merit Badge (NY-LA), and currently Fan Man and the//yyx.   http://www.kevincolden.com
Katie Fricas is a cartoonist, illustrator, and library worker in New York City. Her non-fiction comics have appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Hyperallergic, and her newly self-published compilation of comics essays, Art Fan, is available from Birdcage Bottom Books.   cartoonfricassee.tumblr.com
Miss Lasko-Gross is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels; Henni, A Mess Of Everything and Escape From “Special.”  She is the creator/writer of Z2 comics’ scifi series THE SWEETNESS. Her work has also been featured in the New Yorker’s Daily Shouts. misslaskogross.com
Doug Skinner has been part of Carousel since time began. His latest two books are “The Cocktail Hour” (Corps Reviver Press) and “The Doug Skinner Songbook” (Black Scat Books).  www.dougskinner.net
M. Sweeney Lawless is a writer and dramaturg in NYC. Recent work includes writing in the current issues of American Bystander and Lowbrow Reader, and dramaturgy for So…Is This a Date? An Evening with Carmen Cancél and Jean Sophie Kim at the Arclight.   Twitter: @Specky4Eyes
R. Sikoryak is the cartoonist responsible for Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump, to be released at Powerhouse Arena on Tuesday, October 24.  He has drawn for The New Yorker, The Onion, MAD, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  He has hosted Carousel shows at Dixon Place and around North America since 1997.  rsikoryak.com

BBF Carousel @ Union Hall, Sept. 11, 2017

CAROUSEL at Union Hall – Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Book Festival

Presentations of graphic novels and comics as read by the artists: Julia Alekseyeva (Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution), Jennifer Camper (“Rude Girls and Dangerous Women,” “subGURLZ”) ,  Teva Harrison  (In-Between Days),  Lisa Lim (Mutha Magazine, Guernica Magazine), Kevin Sacco (The Plane Story,  Josephine).

Hosted by R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions, The Unquotable Trump)

THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2017 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT

Monday, September 11, 2017    Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Hall – Brooklyn     702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets: $8.00
http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1520136

BIOS
Julia Alekseyeva is the author-illustrator of the non-fiction graphic novel Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution, published by Microcosm in January 2017. She also received press for illustrating the first graphic novel legal brief, written by Bob Kohn. Her work has been featured in The Paper Brigade, NPR, The Rumpus, Tablet, and Cleaver Magazine. Alongside her comics work, Julia teaches Cinema Studies at Brooklyn College, and is receiving a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner Brandon and a dog named Leopold Bloom. 
website: www.jalekseyeva.com
Jennifer Camper is a cartoonist and graphic artist. Her books include “Rude Girls and Dangerous Women” and “subGURLZ”, and she edited two “Juicy Mother” comics anthologies. Her work appears in numerous publications, comic books, and anthologies, and has been exhibited internationally. She is also the founding director of the biennial Queers & Comics Conference. https://jennifercamper.com

Teva Harrison is an artist, writer and cartoonist.  She is the author of the bestselling, critically-acclaimed hybrid graphic memoir, In-Between Days, published by House of Anansi Press. In-Between Days  won the 2017 KOBO Emerging Writer Prize, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. Teva Harrison has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, Canadian Magazine Award and a 2017 Joe Shuster Award for best Cartoonist. In-Between Days was named a best book of the year by The Globe and Mail, The National Post, CBC, iBooks, KOBO, Walrus Magazine and The Quill and Quire. Numerous health organizations have invited her to speak publicly on behalf of the metastatic cancer community. Born in Oregon, Teva currently lives in Toronto.    Twitter @robotpilot      Website tevaharrison.com 

Lisa Lim is both an artist and a writer. Her art and fiction have appeared in Mutha Magazine, Guernica Magazine, Nashville Review, and Pank Magazine. Find more of her storytelling at lisalimcomics.com and chineseladybug.carbonmade.co

Kevin Sacco is a cartoonist and storyboard illustrator living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He published his First Graphic Novel, The Plane Story about his father and the advertising business in 2011. His new wordless  Graphic Novel Josephine from SLG Publishing is set on the Upper West Side in the early 1960’s.  https://www.instagram.com/sacco3333/

Carousel: May 31, 2017 @ Dixon Place

Last show of the season!
Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & more.
Featuring:
Gabrielle Bell
Jeffrey Burandt
James Godwin
Maria Hoey
Feifei Ruan
Jim Torok
and more!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 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.)

Bios:

Gabrielle Bell is the author of several books, including Everything is Flammable, Which is out now. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Frontman for the sci-fi rock band Americans UK, Jeffrey Burandt is also the writer of the Maverick Book List Award-winning graphic novel Odd Schnozz & the Odd Squad from Oni Press. His most recent work has appeared in the New York Times Best Selling Love Is Love anthology.

James Godwin is an artist, performer and puppeteer who has worked in film, television and theater. He is a founding member of “Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement” and “The Elementals” and has worked with David Bowie, Dave Chappell and Wyatt Cenak, his recent show “The Flatiron Hex” will be remounted this September at Here theater.

Maria Hoey, along with her brother Peter, make comics and art. Their latest book: Chuck Berry’s Revenge ( An Afro-Futurist Re-Mix) is the subject of her slideshow. coinopbooks.com
Feifei Ruan is a Chinese illustrator and comic artist based in New York City. Her clients include Penguin Random House, BOOM!Studios, The JimHenson Company, Archaia Entertainment, Cartoon Network, BuzzFeed and Nautilus.

Jim Torok is a fine artist, and a cartoonist too. His work can be seen in New York at Pierogi Gallery.

Carousel @ TCAF, May 13, 2017

R.. Sikoryak at TCAF: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017:

The Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland St., across from the Library)
Saturday, May 13, 2017  4 pm
Carousel, R. Sikoryak’s long running comics performance/reading series, returns to TCAF with shows and readings from a slew of the top talent at the festival this year. Featuring Eleanor Davis, Glynnis Fawkes, Keren Katz, Joe Ollmann, and more!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: LIVE, April 5, 2017

Dixon Place presents:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: LIVE

R. Sikoryak has drawn the entire text of the iTunes agreement, Terms and Conditions, as a color graphic novel, in over 90 distinct comics styles. It has just been published by Drawn and Quarterly.

For this performance, Sikoryak will present the entire piece in a marathon three hour show. Accompanied by live music from Brian Dewan and guests, he’ll project the artwork and read the text along with voice actors Paul Boocock, James Godwin, M. Sweeney Lawless, and more.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5  
7 PM  First seating (part 1)
8:30 PM Second seating (part 2)
(Same price for one or both parts.)

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NYC (between Rivington and Delancey)

General Admission
$12 in advance, $15 at the door.   $10 for Stu./Sen./idNYC

Tickets and more info:    http://dixonplace.org/performances/carousel-4-5/   https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/terms-and-conditions

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