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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.

“Blame It On New York” Comics Panel, April 17


Several Carousel participants will join other great cartoonists for this special live event organized by Danny Fingeroth:

Comic Book Round Table: BLAME IT ON NEW YORK!
How The Big Apple Influences Comics Creators

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
7:00pm – 9:00pm
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art 138 Sullivan St. (between Prince and Houston) New York, NY 10012

Tickets: $10 in advance at, $15 at the door.

The Empire City, the City that Never Sleeps, The Big Apple. By any name (including Gotham City and Metropolis), the variety and diversity of people and places in New York City has had greater influence on comic book storytelling, both words and illustrations, than anyplace else on Earth. Our distinguished panel of NYC-based writers and artists — including AL JAFFEE (MAD Fold-Ins), PETER KUPER (Spy Vs. Spy), DEAN HASPIEL (Bored to Death), R. SIKORYAK (Masterpiece Comics), MIRIAM KATIN (We Are on Our Own), and BOB FINGERMAN (Minimum Wage) — will discuss with moderator DANNY FINGEROTH (Disguised as Clark Kent) how the Naked City inspires and permeates their work.

Facebook event page:

Carousel at Dixon Place: April 10, 2013

carousel_April_2013_colorDixon Place Presents

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

Featuring comics, shadow puppets, music, pencil sharpening, and much more from:
 James Godwin, 
Miriam Katin
, David Rees, Crosby & James Romberger
, Doug Skinner
, and Julia Wertz


Wed. April 10, 2013 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.)

Carousel covered on The Beat

Nice article on our February show at the comics culture blog The Beat.  Thanks to Dre Grigoropol for the coverage and photos!

One clarification in the story: while we do about four shows a year at Dixon Place, we usually do around ten shows at various locations each year.

Speaking of which, more shows are coming soon…


Carousel at Dixon Place: Feb. 6, 2013

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Dixon Place Presents:

Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures
Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Wed. Feb. 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP’s mission and artists.)
At Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets: $12 (advance)
$15 (at the door), $10 (students/seniors), or TDFAdvance tickets & info:  (212) 219-0736

Carousel in the Media

A few articles about our shows, on paper and on the web, from 2012:


A feature on Carousel appeared in the great Canadian hybrid-arts magazine Carousel (no relation). The 29th issue, dated Summer-Fall 2012, also features articles and comics by Claire Horsnell, David Boswell, Michael DeForge, Magda Trzaski, and much more.  Buy it here.



Frequent Carousel contributor Sam Henderson wrote an article for The Comics Journal, “Comics Aren’t Just For Eyes Anymore,” on the proliferation of cartoon slide show readings.  He touches on a number of the precursors and current practitioners of the format.


An interview with R. Sikoryak about last month’s BCGF/Brick show appeared in The Brooklyn Paper.

Thanks to Claire Horsnell, Sam Henderson, and Chuck O’Donnell for the coverage!

Carousel for Kids! Nov. 17, 2012

Carousel for Kids!
Featuring Trade LoefflerMelissa MendesMK Reed,
Michael RexRyan Sias, and much more!
Hosted by R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman.

Cartoon slide shows drawn and narrated by comic artists and voice actors. Featuring stories, gags, and live drawing! For kids of all ages.

Saturday, November 17 at 2:00PM
at Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Btwn Rivington & Delancey
F to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker, JZ to Bowery, M to Essex.

Tickets are $8 kids, and $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors.

Carousel @ The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, 2012

A special international edition of Carousel, R. Sikoryak’s long-running series of performative comics readings, comes to The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, accompanied by slide projection, live drawing, and other multimedia surprises.

Cartoonists John PorcellinoNine AnticoMolly Colleen O’Connell and more will read from their work. Norwegian comics collective Dongery will perform, and Sikoryak will present a live drawing demonstration. Franco-Belgian comics publisher Frémok will make a special presentation of their astounding, rarely screened short film Match de catch à Vielsam, documenting their incredible comics collaborations at an arts center for persons with mental disabilities. Join us for this special show of comics voices from across the country and around the world.

Sunday, November 11, 2012.  3 pm, $12
The Brick / 579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Visit The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival and The Brick for details of all the comics-related events they’ll be presenting this week.