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Carousel: Dec. 14, 2016 @ Dixon Place

Dixon Place presents
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & music. 
Pénélope Bagieu
Cynthia Kaplan 
Asterios Kokkinos 
Summer Pierre 
Flash Rosenberg 
Whit Taylor
Kriota Willberg 
and more!

Wednesday, December 14, 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: (212) 219-0736
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)

Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982, to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a bestselling graphic novel author and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. She blogs, drums in a rock band, and watches lots of nature shows. Her books with First Second include Exquisite Corpse and California Dreamin’.
Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two collections of humorous essays, Why I’m Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, among other things, and she is the founder of the band The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal.  You can find her, if you choose, at
Asterios Kokkinos is the writer of the all-new graphic novel, “Toys 4 Cheap!” drawn by Jimmy Hasse. It’s a fake catalogue of dangerous and insane toys like Tickle Me Elmore Leonard, Maus Trap, and Microscopic Machines (the world’s first inhalable toy!) 
Summer Pierre is a cartoonist and illustrator living in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is the author of the autobiographical comic series, Paper Pencil Life, as well as the books The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week and Great Gals: Inspired Ideas for Living a Kick-Ass Life.
As an “Attention-Span-for-Hire” (and plain-clothes clown) Flash Rosenberg uses drawing, animation, photography, writing, and performing to accelerate the levity of awareness. This Guggenheim Fellow was the pioneering Artist in Residence for LIVE from the NY Public Library. She draws FlashThink cartoons, live-draws complex notions for snazzy clients such as IBM, Visa, Unilever, PNC Bank, Amazon, Gatorade, Etsy, Twitter, the Ford Foundation, the United Nations.
Whit Taylor is a cartoonist, writer, and editor from New Jersey.
Kriota Willberg writes, draws, teaches, needlepoints, and performs about body-oriented sciences. The newest version of her injury prevention comic book for cartoonists will be published this fall by Uncivilized press. She is on the brink of becoming the first ever Artist in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library’s Historical Collection.


Carousel for Kids! Nov 12, 2016 @ Dixon Place

carousel-for-kids-nov16-rgbDixon Place presents:
Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak & Neil Numberman.
Featuring these special guest cartoonists, children’s book authors, and graphic novelists:
Megan Brennan
Tom Eaton
Trade Loeffler
George O’Connor
Comic stories, gags, live drawings, audience participation… and more, for kids of all ages!

Saturday, November 12, 2016   2 pm
Dixon Place,  161A Chrystie St. (btwn Rivington & Delancey)

$10 kids
$15 adults in advance
$18 adults at the door
$12 students/seniors/IDNYC
Tickets & info:
(212) 219-0736

Megan Brennan is a comic artist and writer from New Jersey. She’s published comics on the web like Pencil Pup and School of World, as well as writing the Amazing World of Gumball graphic novels for Boom! Studios.

Tom Eaton is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist and animator, and creator of the Bug Zapper, a comic for kids. Past projects include original animated shorts and music videos for Sufjan Stevens and the Danielson Famile.

Trade Loeffler is the artist and writer of the all-ages webcomic adventures, The Upside-Down Me, The Sky Kayak, and The Captain’s Quest. He is also the illustrator for Nadja Spiegelman’s TOON Books’ stories, Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework, and Zig and Wikki In The Cow (a 2013 Eisner award nominee for Best Publication for Early Readers).

George O’Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. OLYMPIANS is his ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, O’Connor has published several children’s picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow!, Sally and the Some-Thing, and If I Had a Triceratops. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Neil Numberman is an illustrator and animator from bee-yutiful Brooklyn, where he currently resides and works. He created the Joey Fly, Private Eye graphic novel series for kids with New York Times Bestselling author Aaron Reynolds, and the picture book Do NOT Build a Frankenstein! He’s worked for a number of notable clients, including MTV’s Liquid Television and ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover. Most recently he’s done dozens of illustrations for Highlights book series and illustrated the FLIP AND FIN picture book series, written by Timothy Gill.

Carousel: Comic & Cartoon Art Annual: July 21, 2016

carousel_CCA-promo-7-21-16Carousel meets the Comic and Cartoon Art Annual

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.

Chris Cater is a cartoonist and illustrator who’s had cartoons published in The New Yorker, Reader’s Digest and on the website Find more work at

Leela Corman is a cartoonist, illustrator, and dancer. She is a co-founder of Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, Florida.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Lior Zaltzman is a cartoonist, writer and illustrator from Israel. She’s obsessed with doughnuts and “Anne of Green Gables.”

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:


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


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.

Katie Fricas
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:        (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

carousel March 2016 RGB BESTDixon Place presents
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:    (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

Carousel_house_of_independents_posterPLACEHOLDERCAROUSEL comes to House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ 

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

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


Dixon Place presents
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:    (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


Dixon Place presents
Cartoon slide shows and picture performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman.
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)
$8 kids
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
$10 students/seniors
Tickets & info:
(212) 219-0736

Carousel: Oct. 7, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
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

$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.)