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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)


Monday, September 11, 2017    Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Hall – Brooklyn     702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets: $8.00

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. 
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.

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 

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 and

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.

Carousel: May 31, 2017 @ Dixon Place

Last show of the season!
Dixon Place presents
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Presentations of graphic novels and gag cartoons, plus live drawing & more.
Gabrielle Bell
Jeffrey Burandt
James Godwin
Maria Hoey
Feifei Ruan
Jim Torok
and more!

Wednesday, May 31, 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: (212) 219-0736
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)


Gabrielle Bell is the author of several books, including Everything is Flammable, Which is out now. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Frontman for the sci-fi rock band Americans UK, Jeffrey Burandt is also the writer of the Maverick Book List Award-winning graphic novel Odd Schnozz & the Odd Squad from Oni Press. His most recent work has appeared in the New York Times Best Selling Love Is Love anthology.

James Godwin is an artist, performer and puppeteer who has worked in film, television and theater. He is a founding member of “Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement” and “The Elementals” and has worked with David Bowie, Dave Chappell and Wyatt Cenak, his recent show “The Flatiron Hex” will be remounted this September at Here theater.

Maria Hoey, along with her brother Peter, make comics and art. Their latest book: Chuck Berry’s Revenge ( An Afro-Futurist Re-Mix) is the subject of her slideshow.
Feifei Ruan is a Chinese illustrator and comic artist based in New York City. Her clients include Penguin Random House, BOOM!Studios, The JimHenson Company, Archaia Entertainment, Cartoon Network, BuzzFeed and Nautilus.

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

Carousel @ TCAF, May 13, 2017

R.. Sikoryak at TCAF: Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017:

The Pilot Tavern (22 Cumberland St., across from the Library)
Saturday, May 13, 2017  4 pm
Carousel, R. Sikoryak’s long running comics performance/reading series, returns to TCAF with shows and readings from a slew of the top talent at the festival this year. Featuring Eleanor Davis, Glynnis Fawkes, Keren Katz, Joe Ollmann, and more!


Dixon Place presents:


R. Sikoryak has drawn the entire text of the iTunes agreement, Terms and Conditions, as a color graphic novel, in over 90 distinct comics styles. It has just been published by Drawn and Quarterly.

For this performance, Sikoryak will present the entire piece in a marathon three hour show. Accompanied by live music from Brian Dewan and guests, he’ll project the artwork and read the text along with voice actors Paul Boocock, James Godwin, M. Sweeney Lawless, and more.

7 PM  First seating (part 1)
8:30 PM Second seating (part 2)
(Same price for one or both parts.)

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NYC (between Rivington and Delancey)

General Admission
$12 in advance, $15 at the door.   $10 for Stu./Sen./idNYC

Tickets and more info:

Carousel: Feb. 15, 2017 @ 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.
Featuring: Todd Alcott,   Maëlle Doliveux,   Felipe Galindo,   Jennifer Hayden,   Lauren R. Weinstein

Special guest voices: M. Sweeney Lawless, Steven Rattazzi, Gary Schwartz, and more!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 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.)

About the artists:
Todd Alcott is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. He’s been working on Feeder Birds for sixteen years and flew all the way to New York just to do this show.  He’ll be reading with M. Sweeney Lawless, Steven Rattazzi, and Gary Schwartz.

Maëlle Doliveux is a French and Swiss illustrator, cartoonist and animator whose clients include The New York Times, Newsweek and SpongeBob comics. Her work received a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators in 2015 and she has recently begun a partnership as designer in a comics and art publication company called Beehive Books. 
Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art.
Jennifer Hayden is the Eisner-nominated author and artist of The Story of My Tits, a graphic memoir about her life and her experience with breast cancer. Her first book, the autobiographical collection Underwire, was excerpted in The Best American Comics of 2013. You can read her daily diary comic Rushes online at
Lauren R. Weinstein is a cartoonist, illustrator, painter and avid gardener who lives in scenic New Jersey. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War.  Her new strip, Normel Person, appears in The Village Voice.

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.

TCAF ABSTRACT ART flat-revisedLearning Centre 1 (Toronto Reference Library, First Floor)
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.)