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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!

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

BKBF 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/