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Carousel: Jan. 30, 2019 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL

Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted by R. Sikoryak

Live readings and projected presentations of graphic novels,  cartoons, and other visual art, presented by writers, artists, musicians, and voice actors.

Featuring:
Marcellus Hall, Jeff Lewonczyk, Summer Pierre, A. T. Pratt, Jim Torok, Lauren R. Weinstein, and more!

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Tickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door),
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC in advance, $15 at the door)
Advance tickets & info: (212) 219-0736

http://dixonplace.org/performances/carousel-01-30/

BIOS:
Marcellus Hall‘s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TheAtlantic, and Time, as well as in American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts annuals. He has illustrated 9 children’s books, including the self-penned Everyone Sleeps. His debut long-form comic narrative, Kaleidoscope City, was published in 2018 by Bittersweet Editions. See more at www.marcellushall.com

Jeff Lewonczyk is a recovering playwright and aspiring cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn. His children’s holiday comedy Bethlehem or Bust has been performed in schools across the country, and his illustrated travelogue “I Went To India, and All I Brought You Were These Lousy Cartoons” has been featured in publications ranging from Buzzfeed to the Hindustan Times. Visit his website at jeffisaweso.me.

Summer Pierre is a cartoonist and writer living in the Hudson Valley. She is the author most recently of the graphic memoir All The Sad Songs (from Retrofit) and the autobiographical series Paper Pencil Life. Her work has appeared in TheNewYorker.com, PEN America, Upworthy, and The Comics Journal, among other places.

A. T. Pratt is a cartoonist whose comics and other printed work often features tricks and special features such as fold-outs, pop-ups and peek-a-boos.  He is also Chief Creative Officer of MrMiSocki, a sock brand that comes with comics about the characters (who are the socks).

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

Lauren R. Weinstein‘s highly acclaimed comic strip, Normel Person, can be found at Popula and previously in the Village Voice. Sometimes her work can be spotted in the New Yorker. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War. Her latest comic is “Mother’s Walk,” published by Youth in Decline.


Carousel: Dec. 6, 2018 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL

Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted by R. Sikoryak
Live readings, music, and projected presentations of cartoons, graphic novels, and other visual art, presented by writers, artists, musicians, and voice actors.

Featuring:
Angela Fanche
Cynthia Kaplan
John Kovaleski 
Jeffrey Lewis
Jeanne Martinet
Michael Rex
Special guest voices: M. Sweeney Lawless

Thursday, Dec. 6, 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 in advance, $15 at the door)
Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org (212) 219-0736

Carousel Cartoon Slide Show


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

BIOS:

Angela Fanche is a cartoonist/illustrator currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.

Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two books of humorous personal essays, Why I’m Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, and is founder of the comedy rock band The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal. Her writing and music can be found at www.cynthiakaplan.com.

Cartoonist/writer John Kovaleski is the creator of the comic strips “Daddy Daze” and “Bo Nanas”, and contributes to MAD Magazine.

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

Jeanne Martinet is the author of eight books–including the bestselling THE ART OF MINGLING, a novel called ETIQUETTE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, and DC Comics parody TRUER THAN TRUE ROMANCE, which was chosen as one of the “10 Funniest Books of all Time” by Inc.com

Michael Rex has written dozens of books for children, but wanted to use swear words so he wrote a book for adults under the name “P. Shauers.”

Carousel for Kids! Oct. 27, 2018 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents:
CAROUSEL FOR KIDS! 
The Halloween Show
Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak & Neil Numberman.
Cartoon shows drawn and narrated by an array of comic artists, graphic novelists, voice actors, and more. A spooky edition for the season.
Featuring:
Featuring stories, gags, live drawings, and audience participation!
Come in costume!  For kids and cartoon-loving adults.
Saturday, October 27, 2018   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: DixonPlace.org  
(212) 219-0736

About the cartoonists:
Natalie Andrewson is a comic artist, illustrator and printmaker living in Brooklyn, originally from North Carolina. She’s currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of the original Nutcracker story with First Second and has worked with The New York Times, Hazlitt, BOOM Studios, KUS and Peow on other comic projects. She makes Risograph printed illustrated work at the SVA Risolab and self publishes short fantasy stories in her free time.
Molly Brooks is an illustrator and comics maker who grew up in Nashville. Her science fiction graphic novel for kids, Sanity & Tallulah, is out now from Disney-Hyperion.
Tim Hamilton lives in Brooklyn, NY and has created humorous cartoons for The New Yorker, Mad Magazine and Nickelodeon Magazine. He publishes his own-one man anthology, Rabbit Who Fights and adapted Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 into an Eisner nominated graphic novel.
Rebecca Mock is a NYC-based comic book artist and illustrator. She is the artist of the NYT best-selling Compass South, a high-seas adventure graphic novel, as well as its sequel Knife’s Edge.
Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series and writer of the graphic novels Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories and art to Goosebumps Graphix: Slappy’s Tales of Horror, and Nursery Rhyme Comics. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, and is currently series editor for First Second’s Science Comics series of nonfiction graphic novels. He lives in NYC and draws a weekly webcomic called Starbunny, Inc.
Neil Numberman is the totally tubular illustrator of such groovy graphic novels as the Joey Fly, Private Eye series, and writer of the mondo bodacious picture book Do NOT Build a Frankenstein! His most recent picture books, Flip & Fin: We Rule the School, and Flip & Fin: Super Sharks to the Rescue, are, like, in stores now. He also is known for illustrating Highlight’s Magazines radically awesome-licious Hidden Pictures! You should totally scope out his work over at neilnumberman.com. FAR OUT!

BKBF Carousel @ Society of Illustrators, Sept. 17, 2018

A special Carousel at the Society of Illustrators for the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Presentations of graphic novels and comics as read by the artists:
Jordan Crane (We Are All Me)
Maria Hoey (COIN-OP Comics Anthology)
Paul Levitz & Tim Hamilton (Brooklyn Blood)
Connie Sun (@cartoonconnie)
Ngozi Ukazu  (Check, Please!)
Kriota Willberg  (Draw Stronger)
and more! The event will be followed by a book signing.
Hosted by:
R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions, The Unquotable Trump)
THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2018 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT
Society of Illustrators  128 East 63rd Street NY, NY 10065
Monday, September 17, 2018  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tickets: $10 General Admission
About the Artists:

Jordan Crane began making comics in the middle 1990s, self publishing 5 issues of the era-defining anthology NON. In the early 00s, he started putting out zines and comics of his own work, ranging from graphic novels to children’s books, to a collection of his screenprint work. He is currently working on the 6th issue of his irregularly published comic UPTIGHT, and finishing a lengthy graphic novel titled Keeping Two. Website: www.whatthingsdo.com

Since 2007, Maria Hoey and her brother Peter have created a comic series called COIN-OP. This summer an anthology of their work was published by Top Shelf Productions: COIN-OP COMICS ANTHOLOGY 1997-2017.  Maria will be reading a story from the new book titled: “Valse Mecanique”.

Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman), writer (Legion of Super-Heroes, executive (30 years at DC, ending as President & Publisher), historian (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel, Abrams ComicArts, 2015)) and educator (including the American Graphic Novel at Columbia).  He won two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine, received Comic-con International’s Inkpot Award, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Comics Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award from the Hero Initiative.  His latest book is Brooklyn Blood (Dark Horse, 2018), drawn by Tim Hamilton.

Tim Hamilton lives in Brooklyn, NY and has created humorous cartoons for The New Yorker, Mad Magazine and Nickelodeon Magazine. He publishes his own-one man anthology, Rabbit Who Fights and adapted Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 into an Eisner nominated graphic novel.

Connie Sun is a cartoonist and writer, based in New York City. For 8 years, she drew a daily webcomic strip every morning before going to her job at a university, where she ran education programs in conflict resolution.  She has cartooned for The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, GoComics, and Angry Asian Man. For her next project, she hopes to develop full-length stories in comics form and make them into books. Find her cartoons on social media at cartoonconnie. (instagram.com/cartoonconnie)

Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please!, a massively popular online graphic novel. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 and received a master’s in sequential art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Kriota Willberg uses comics, needlework, history, bioethics, and her career in massage therapy to explore the body/sciences. She teaches artists about injury prevention through workshops and her new book, Draw Stronger (Uncivilized Books)Her other comics appear in: 4PANEL.ca, SubCultures, Awesome Possum, Comics For Choice, The Strumpet, The Graphic Canon, and the journals Intima and Broken Pencil.

Carousel: The Graphic Medicine Show, Aug. 17, 2018

Carousel comes to the Comics and Medicine Conference at The Center for Cartoon Studies.

CAROUSEL: The Graphic Medicine Show

Comics Performances and Readings by Cara Bean, Suzy Becker,
MK Czerwiec, Glynnis Fawkes, Ellen Forney, Jennifer Hayden,
Mita Mahato, Marissa Moss, James Sturm with Dave Lloyd,
Whitney Taylor, Kriota Willberg, Ian Williams,
and host R. Sikoryak

Friday, August 17, 2018 Doors open 7:30 pm, show begins 8 pm

The Engine Room 188 S. Main Street White River Junction, VT 05001

More info here: comicsandmedicine.sched.com and graphicmedicine.org

Carousel: June 13, 2018 @ Dixon Place

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

Featuring
Josh Bayer
Samuel Ferri
Liana Finck
Carolita Johnson
Flash Rosenberg
Kriota Willberg

Wednesday, June 13, 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 in advance, $15 at the door)
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:

Josh Bayer is an artist and educator.  He was listed on Art Net’s “Ten Artists the Art World should be paying attention to,” featured in Best American Comics, written articles For IDW’s Full Bleed,and But Is It Comics Aht? magazine . He is the author of Theth, RM, Raw Power, Suspect Device, The Black Hood, and the All Time Comics imprint.

Samuel Ferri is an art guy who attained his sweet skillz in a life or death knife fight against an oddly-shaped hobo named Roy.  His work has been featured in MAD, Time Out New York, The NYPress, Funny Times, The New York Observer, The NY Post, The Brooklyn Rail and other corners of the universe.  Further evidence of his crimes can be found at his Instagram @Samsinkwell,  or on his website misconnected.com

Liana Finck‘s cartoons appear regularly in The New Yorker. Her first graphic novel is called A Bintel Brief. Her second, Passing for Human, will be out in September.

Carolita Johnson has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 2003, and also telling stories and illustrating them since forever.

Sears Charm School and University of Delaware graduate, Flash Rosenberg is an “Attention Span for Hire” who draws, animates, photographs, writes, performs…and swims. This Guggenheim Fellow served as the pioneering Artist in Residence for LIVE from the New York Public Library (for 7 years) where she drew discussions in real-time, to innovate animated “Conversation Portraits.” Flash Rosenberg Studio is a full-service cartoon, photography, motion picture, merriment, and mischief factory based in Harlem.

Kriota Willberg uses comics, needlework, history, bioethics, and her career in massage therapy to explore the body/sciences. She teaches artists about injury prevention through workshops and her new book, Draw Stronger (Uncivilized Books)Her other comics appear in: 4PANEL.ca, SubCultures, Awesome Possum, Comics For Choice, The Strumpet, The Graphic Canon, and the journals Intima and Broken Pencil.

 

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 for Kids! Dec. 2, 2017 @ Dixon Place

 
Dixon Place presents:
CAROUSEL FOR KIDS! 
Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak & Neil Numberman.
Cartoon slide shows drawn and narrated by an array of comic artists, graphic novelists, voice actors, and more.
Featuring:
Featuring stories, gags, live drawings, and audience participation! For kids and cartoon-loving adults.
Saturday, December 2, 2017   11:30 am

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: DixonPlace.org  
(212) 219-0736

About the cartoonists:
Jef Czekaj  is a cartoonist, children’s book author and illustrator, and musician who lives and works in Somerville, MA.
He has written and/or illustrated 12 books with titles like Hip and Hop Don’t Stop!, Cat Secrets, A Call for a New Alphabet, and Austin, Lost in America.
Deb Lucke is the author/illustrator of the Lunch Witch series which is being made into a movie starring Kate McKinnon.
She also does comic journalism and fine art.
Rebecca Mock is a NYC-based comic book artist and illustrator. She is the artist of the NYT best-selling Compass South, a high-seas adventure graphic novel, as well as its sequel Knife’s Edge.
Michael Rex is the writer and illustrator of over 40 books for kids, and the creator of Fangbone! which is now on Netflix. Please, no bright lights, don’t get him wet, and don’t feed him after midnight.
Neil Numberman is the totally tubular illustrator of such groovy graphic novels as the Joey Fly, Private Eye series, and writer of the mondo bodacious picture book Do NOT Build a Frankenstein! His most recent picture books, Flip & Fin: We Rule the School, and Flip & Fin: Super Sharks to the Rescue, are, like, in stores now. He also is known for illustrating Highlight’s Magazines radically awesome-licious Hidden Pictures! You should totally scope out his work over at neilnumberman.com. FAR OUT!