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Carousel at Asbury Park Comicon, April 12, 2014

carousel_April2014_AsburyPark_BESTAsbury Park Comicon presents
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


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:
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:  (212) 219-0736

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: (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. 2, 2013


Dixon Place presents

CAROUSEL for KIDS! Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures, hosted by R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman.

Featuring: Jacqueline Preiss WeitzmanRon BarrettSam HendersonTrade LoefflerNadja Spiegelman, and more. Stories, gags, audience participation, and live drawing, for kids of all ages.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2 pm. Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC.

Tickets: $8 kids, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students/seniors. Advance tickets & info:  (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 MICE, Sept. 28, 2013

carousel_MICE_2013_promoCarousel comes to MICE, The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, featuring readings and drawings by Jon ChadJess FinkSophie GoldsteinGeorge O’ConnorKriota Willberg, and host R. Sikoryak.

MICE will take place at University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. It is free and open to the public.

Carousel is on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2 pm.  The festival goes on all day Saturday and Sunday, and features lots of other fine programming.

Carousel at SPX: Sept. 14, 2013

carousel SPX 2013 promo

Carousel returns to this year’s SPX comics and graphic arts festival, with a great line up of readers and drawers: Lisa Hanawalt (My Dumb Dirty Eyes), Sam Henderson (The Magic Whistle), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Anders Nilsen (Rage of Poseidon), Leslie Stein (Eye of the Majestic Creature) and Kriota Willberg ((NO) Pain!).  Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

SPX is at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Carousel is on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the White Flint Auditorium.  The festival goes on all day Saturday and Sunday, featuring lots of other fine programming.

Carousel at Dixon Place: September 4, 2013

carousel-Sept2013-RGBDixon Place presents

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

Featuring comic stories, live drawing, medical history, and surreal gags by: Jeffrey Burandt & ZEES, Domitille CollardeyEmily FlakeFlash RosenbergKriota Willberg, and more!

Wed. Sept 4, 2013  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: (212) 219-0736

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

Three Carousels this September

Carousel will return this fall for shows in three states:  at Dixon Place on September 4, at SPX (the Small Press Expo) on September 14, and at MICE (The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) on the weekend of September 28-9.  Details to follow soon.

Below: a projected live drawing by R. Sikoryak from the June 15 Carousel at The Society of Illustrators.


Carousel at The Society of Illustrators, June 15, 2013

Carousel_SOI_June2013_squareBESTCarousel comes to The Society of Illustrators for a special MoCCA event on Saturday, June 15 at 3 pm.

This episode includes comics readings, illustrated songs, gag cartoons, and live drawing with: Jeffrey LewisJason LittleMatthew ThurberLauren R. Weinstein, and host R. Sikoryak.


Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis is probably most known for his five albums of folk and rock and noise (on the Rough Trade record label), but when he’s not touring the world with his band he makes comic books, like his current self-published series Fuff, as well as sometimes writing, drawing and/or singing various projects for The New York Times, The Mountain Goats, The History Channel and others.

Jason Little is the author of the “Bee” graphic novels Motel Art Improvement Service andShutterbug Follies. He is presently at work on the third volume, entitled The Night Seminar.  

Matthew Thurber lives and works in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn. His new book INFOMANIACS will be released by PictureBox in Fall 2013. Thurber was a 2010 NYFA fiction fellow for his graphic novel “1-800-MICE”. He makes films, animation, and music and co-curates Tomato House gallery.

Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist who is still recovering from having a baby and moving to the suburbs of New Jersey.  Her comic books include Girl Stories and The Goddess of War, and her work has been published in Kramer’s Ergot, The Ganzfeld, An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and The Best American Comics of 2007 and 2010.

 R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). He’s drawn for The Onion, The New YorkerGQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, among many other publications, as well as the TV series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Ugly Americans. He’s hosted Carousel since 1997.

TICKETS General Admission  $10,  $7 students Click here to purchase tickets

Books available to purchase and signing to follow.