A Reading of “iTunes Terms and Conditions,” Jan. 22, 2016

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A reading of ITUNES TERMS AND CONDITIONS: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Featuring R. SikoryakBrian DewanPaul Boocock, and James Godwin.

R. Sikoryak has drawn the entire, unedited text of the iTunes Terms and Conditions as a graphic novel, in over 90 distinct comics styles. It has appeared online at http://itunestandc.tumblr.com.

For this performance, Sikoryak will project the artwork & read from the text, accompanied by live music by Brian Dewan. They will be joined by special guest readers Paul Boocock and James Godwin. You’ll see how far they get in 45 minutes (the show’s running time).

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place Lounge, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

Admission is free, but you can make a reservation here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/954334

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

Carousel: Dec. 9, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
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: 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.)

Carousel for Kids in the news

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Carousel contributor Kevin McCloskey wrote an in-depth overview of our November 14th show, Carousel for Kids, on his Illustration Concentration blog. Features lots of photos, too:   http://illustrationconcentration.com/2015/11/17/illustration-goes-live/

Photo by Kevin McCloskey, featuring Neil Numberman and R. Sikoryak.

Carousel for Kids! Nov 14, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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

Carousel: Oct. 7, 2015 @ Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
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

Tickets: 
$12 (advance), $15 (at the door), $10 (students/seniors) or TDF

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.)

“Fable Comics” Show @ Bank Street, Sept. 24, 2015

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Join Carousel host R. Sikoryak for a multimedia screening of famous fables in comics form at Bank Street Book Store on Thursday, September 24.

The show features Chris DuffyGeorge O’ConnorJohn Kerschbaum, Sikoryak, and more reading from the new book, Fable Comics (First Second).

From classics like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Grasshopper and the Ants” to obscure gems like “The Frogs Who Desired a King,” Fable Comics has something to offer every reader. Twenty-eight fables from different cultures and traditions are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by twenty-six different cartoonists. Edited by New York Times bestselling Fairy Tale Comics’ Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.

Contributors to the book include: Graham Annable, Greg Benton, R.O. Blechman, Vera Brosgol, Graham Chaffee, Eleanor Davis, Tom Gauld, Sophie Goldstein, Charise Harper, Jaime Hernandez, John Kerschbaum, James Kochalka, Simone Lia, Liniers, Jennifer Meyer, Corinne Mucha, Mark Newgarden, George O’Connor, Shelly Paroline and Braden Lamb, Israel Sanchez, R. Sikoryak, Maris Wicks, Keny Widjaja

Event date:
Thursday, September 24, 2015 – 7:00pm
Event address:
Bank Street Book Store
2780 Broadway
New YorkNY 10025

Carousel: June 10, 2015 at Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents
CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Featuring:
Liana FinckCynthia Kaplan with Michael Hunter and Tony Salvatore, Flash RosenbergWhit TaylorJulia Wertz, and Kriota Willberg.
With live drawing, music, graphic history, medical humor, and much more.
Wednesday, June 10, 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: 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.)

Carousel & more at TCAF: May 10, 2015

Two events at TCAF, the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, this Sunday:

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Sunday, May 10, 2015 4 pm at The Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland Street (across the street from the Toronto Reference Library).

And earlier the same afternoon:

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R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics) animates a conversation between Jason Lutes (Berlin) and Anders Nilsen (Poetry Is Useless) about the pressures and pleasures of negotiating careers as artists while also teaching art to new generations. This wide-ranging conversation will offer new perspectives on their work, and reveal how generous and thoughtful Anders Nilsen, Jason Lutes, and R Sikoryak are about their craft.  Part of Drawn & Quarterly‘s programming at the festival.

Sunday, May 10, 2015 1 pm at Hinton Learning Theatre, Ref. Library (789 Yonge St.) 3rd floor

Plus much, much more at the TCAF website.

Photos from Carousel: April 30, 2015

Thanks to everyone for coming to the CAROUSEL on April 30!  Here are a few photos from the show.

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R. Sikoryak introduces the guests.

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Sam Gross explains how to stage a booger cartoon.

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Jason Little presents his new graphic novel Borb. 

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Patrice Miller dances to the comics of Marion Fayolle.

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Carolita Johnson shares her “female-y cartoons.”

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Eric Drysdale tells a loose narrative with his vast collection of 1950s 3D photography (glasses required).

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Marguerite Van Cook & James Romberger read from The Late Child and Other Animals (Fantagraphics).

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Sasha Velour takes us out with a song by Shirley Bassey.

All photos by John Beaman.

Carousel: April 30, 2015 at Dixon Place

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Dixon Place presents

CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances, hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring Eric DrysdaleSam GrossCarolita JohnsonJason Little,
Patrice MillerMarguerite Van Cook & James Romberger,
and Sasha Velour.
With gag cartoons, graphic stories, 3D projections, song and dance, and more.

Thursday, April 30, 2015  at 7:30 pm

At Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets:  $12 (advance)    $15 (at the door)    $10 (students/seniors)   or TDF
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.)