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.”






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