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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

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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Carousel in 2-D and 3-D! May 11, 2016

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL in 2-D and 3-D!

Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, live drawing, and several 3D slide shows (including contemporary photos and classic horror comics). Glasses provided.

Featuring:
Katie Fricas
R.S.
plus special guest voices by James Godwin and Kevin Maher.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 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: http://dixonplace.org/performances/carousel-7-2/        (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: March 9, 2016 @ Dixon Place

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CAROUSEL: Comics Performances and Picture Shows
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Live drawings, gag cartoons, and graphic novels as created, performed, and read by: Sam Gross, Ellen Lindner, Doug Skinner with Anne Shapiro, Connie SunMeghan Turbitt, Jess Worby, and more!

Wednesday, March 9, 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.)

Carousel at House of Independents, Feb. 15, 2016

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Featuring live comics readings, performance, and music from
Maëlle DoliveuxEmily Flake, Jeffrey LewisNeil Numberman,
and Lauren R. Weinstein.
Plus: “Low tech animations” by Jim Torok
Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

House of Independents  572 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Tickets: $10.00
Showtime: 8pm
Doors Open: 7pm
General Admission Seating

Before the audience’s eyes, a series of comic-book illustrations appear on screen, accompanied by live narration, music, and other sound effects. The lush images come together to form a story, be it humorous or philosophical or any other genre. Each presentation is one-of-a-kind, never seen before, and utterly unique. Led by R. Sikoryak, a group of talented comic-book artists builds this hybrid spectacle, suited for both children and adults.

R. Sikoryak has been hosting this spectacle show since the 1990s, and is a wildly talented illustrator who has submitted cartoons to famous sources such as The New Yorker, The Onion, and Nickelodeon, as well as having authored two of his own graphic novels. Dozens of artists have appeared with CAROUSEL SLIDESHOW, all providing their own individual creative talents and unique skills.

Maëlle Doliveux is an illustrator who has received recognition and awards from major sources, and worked with clients such as The New York Times and the Spongebob Squarepants comics.

Emily Flake is a cartoonist, illustrator, and writer, and has had cartoons published in the New Yorker and MAD Magazine, among others.

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 works on projects with organizations such as the History Channel and The New York Times.

Neil Numberman is the illustrator of multiple graphic novels, and has written both picture books and comic books.

Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, illustrator, and painter who has published three books and has had work included in many others.

This talented crew will be joined by  Jim Torok, an artist from Brooklyn, NY, who will provide “low tech animations” to the show, adding a whole new dimension to the artwork. Together, these artists will combine their talents to create a unique and original spectacle never seen here before.

Carousel: Dec. 9, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring Maëlle Doliveux, Felipe Galindo, James Godwin, Glenn Head,
Carolita Johnson, John Mejias, Andrea Tsurumi, and M. Sweeney Lawless.

With graphic narratives, gag cartoons, shadow puppets, and much more.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 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.)

Carousel for Kids! Nov 14, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL FOR KIDS!
Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman.
Featuring:
Gregory Benton
Ruben Bolling
Chris Duffy
John Kerschbaum
Kevin McCloskey
and more!
Guest voices by Catherine Porter.
Stories, gags, live drawing…and worm racing!
For kids of all ages.
Saturday, November 14, 2015   2 pm
Dixon Place,  161A Chrystie St. (btwn Rivington & Delancey)
Tickets:
$8 kids
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
$10 students/seniors
Tickets & info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736
 

Carousel: Oct. 7, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring: Brian Dewan (music and filmstrips), Kevin Maher (Kevin Geeks Out), Dyna Moe (Hipster Animals: A Field Guide), Victor Morales (digital puppetry), Mark Newgarden & Megan Montague Cash (Bow Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors), and Lauren R. Weinstein (Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland).

With live music and drawing, video game storytelling, gag cartoons, graphic narratives, and much more.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 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.)

Carousel: June 10, 2015 at Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Featuring:
Liana FinckCynthia Kaplan with Michael Hunter and Tony Salvatore, Flash RosenbergWhit TaylorJulia Wertz, and Kriota Willberg.
With live drawing, music, graphic history, medical humor, and much more.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 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.)

Carousel & more at TCAF: May 10, 2015

Two events at TCAF, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, this Sunday:

TCAF Carousel 2015 draftCarousel returns to TCAF with live comics readings & performances by Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug), Dakota McFadzean (Don’t Get Eaten By Anything), Marguerite Van Cook & James Romberger (The Late Child and Other Animals) Sophia Wiedeman (The Lettuce Girl), and more.  Hosted by R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics).

Sunday, May 10, 2015 4 pm at The Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland Street (across the street from the Toronto Reference Library).

And earlier the same afternoon:

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R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics) animates a conversation between Jason Lutes (Berlin) and Anders Nilsen (Poetry Is Useless) about the pressures and pleasures of negotiating careers as artists while also teaching art to new generations. This wide-ranging conversation will offer new perspectives on their work, and reveal how generous and thoughtful Anders Nilsen, Jason Lutes, and R Sikoryak are about their craft.  Part of Drawn & Quarterly‘s programming at the festival.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 1 pm at Hinton Learning Theatre, Ref. Library (789 Yonge St.) 3rd floor

Plus much, much more at the TCAF website.