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“Masterpiece Comics Theater” photos

Masterpiece Comics Theater” on June 14 with Ryan Andes, Julie Klausner, M. Sweeney LawlessSteven Rattazzi, & R. Sikoryak at The Brick. Photos by Tom Henning.

Two more shows with rotating casts on June 17 & 21. Info and tickets, visit http://bricktheater.com/comics

For discount tickets at $12, use the code: MPCOMICS

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“Masterpiece Comics Theater” trailer

MCTtrailer_vimeoWatch the MASTERPIECE COMICS THEATER trailer here.

For more info, read here and visit http://bricktheater.com/comics

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“Masterpiece Comics Theater” at The Brick, June 14-21, 2014

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MASTERPIECE COMICS THEATER

“Where Classics and Cartoons Collide… on stage!”
A survey of literature, from Homer & Euripides to Kafka & Beckett, with projected visuals inspired by the most popular comics of the 20th century.

This hour long multimedia show adapts R. Sikoryak‘s graphic novel series Masterpiece Comics and features re-tellings of classic literature and popular American comics. Inspired by epic poetry, Gothic romance, and Elizabethan tragedy, as well as superhero stories, cat cartoons, and gum wrappers, Masterpiece Comics Theater uses projections, a rotating cast of voice actors, live drawing, music, and sound effects in the manner of Sikoryak’s long running Carousel Slide Show performance series. 

Voice actors for the run include: Ryan Andes, Paul Boocock, Hope Cartelli, Julie Klausner, Meg Sweeney Lawless, Kevin Maher, and Steven Rattazzi (see below for cast dates and details).

The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Saturday, June 14, 8:15 pm. With Sikoryak, R.Andes, J. Klausner, M. Sweeney Lawless, S. Rattazzi.
Tuesday, June 17, 7 pm. With Sikoryak, P. Boocock, H. Cartelli, M. Sweeney Lawless, K. Maher.
Saturday, June 21, 4:45 pm. With Sikoryak, R. Andes, H. Cartelli, M. Sweeney Lawless, S. Rattazzi.

In The Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival, executive producer: Jeff Lewonczyk. For more info and tickets, visit http://bricktheater.com/comics

For discount tickets at $12, use the code: MPCOMICS

Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum.

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Carousel: June 4, 2014 at Dixon Place

carousel_June2014_RGBDixon Place presents
CAROUSEL: Cartoon Slide Shows and other projected pictures

Gag cartoons, educational filmstrips, autobio comics, shadow projections, live music, and much more by Americans UKBrian DewanEmily FlakeJames GodwinSam Henderson,  Peter Kuper, and Connie Sun. Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014  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.)

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Carousel for Kids! MoCCA 2014 video

MoCCA2014SOI_Carousel_for_KidsA video from the “Carousel for Kids” presented at last month’s MoCCA Arts Festival 2014 has been posted on the Society of Illustrators YouTube page. The direct link is here.

Featuring James KochalkaTrade LoefflerNeil NumbermanColleen AF Venable, and R. Sikoryak.  Stories, gags, live drawing, audience participation, and more, for kids of all ages.

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Carousel for Kids: video clips

Here’s a casual clip of R. Sikoryak drawing, from our last Carousel for Kids show on November 2.  It was spontaneously shot by Brian McLane from the audience!  The audio is a little quiet, particularly the music track, but you can hear the kids popping bubble wrap (a prop from Sam Henderson‘s slide show, earlier in the program).

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And here’s another clip of Sam Henderson, from the same show.

We’re planning a number of shows for next year, and the first one will be at Dixon Place on Wednesday, January 8.  Stay tuned for more info.

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Two Shows at TCAF

There are two Carousels at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend:  one for kids and one for adults.  Details below.

Saturday, May 7, at 4 pm

Carousel for Kids! Cartoon slide shows by Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Colleen AF Venable, and host R. Sikoryak.

Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor, in The Appel Salon–Novella Room.

The creators will read their work with music, sound effects, and audience participation!  Plus a 3D comic presentation!  (With glasses, of course.)

Sunday, May 8, at 4:10 pm

Carousel (for Adults). Cartoon slide shows by Kate Beaton, Jess Fink, Jason Little, Jeffrey Lewis, and host R. Sikoryak.

The Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland Street (Across the street from Toronto Reference Library).

R. Sikoryak’s long-running series comes to TCAF, featuring live readings and music.