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Carousel at New York Comic Con 2011

CAROUSEL returns to NYCC this Friday!

Cartoon slide shows created and performed by some of NY’s best alternative cartoonists:  Emily Flake (Lulu Eightball), Danny Hellman (Typhon), Sam Henderson (The Magic Whistle)Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), and your host R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics). Mark Twain might be there, too.

At the New York Comic Con, Javits Center

Friday, October 14, 3:15PM – 4:15PM

Location: Hasbro Stage

Some of the artists will also be signing at the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art – MoCCA table over the weekend.

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Carousel: The Science Edition

DIXON PLACE presents…

CAROUSEL: The Science Edition

Cartoon slide shows with scientific themes by Aaron Diaz, Tim Kreider, Michael Kupperman, Roxanne Palmer, Doug Skinner, Kriota Willberg, and more! Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 7:30 pm

At Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St. (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC.

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door or TDF

Advance tickets & info: (212) 219-0736

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Comics and Performance at ICAF 2011

This week, the International Comics Arts Forum comes to the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. ICAF 2011 features three days of insightful lectures, discussion and presentations exploring a wide range of topics, from American comic strips to East Asian comics. The conference is free; more info here.

On Friday, R. Sikoryak and Bill Kartalopoulos will discuss “Comics and Performance.” Kartalopoulos will trace some historical relationships between comics and theater, and Sikoryak will discuss the relation between comics and performance as he has experienced and facilitated it, through Carousel and other projects.


Carousel Confidential

Carousel will return with several shows this fall: two at Dixon Place and one at New York Comic Con, as well as an appearance by R. Sikoryak on “Comics and Performance” at ICAF.  Details to follow soon.

In the meantime, here’s a short clip of Jack Kirby narrating the origin of Captain America, from the film Comic Book Confidential:

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At The Brick’s Comic Book Theater Festival

The Brick Theater, Inc. Presents
Cartoon slide shows
at The Comic Book Theater Festival

Emily Flake, Sam Henderson, Doug Skinner, Matthew Thurber, and Lauren R. Weinstein
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

With special guest voices M. Sweeney Lawless and James Godwin

Saturday, June 4, 2011   9 PM

At The Brick
575 Metropolitan Ave. between Union Ave. & Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY

Tickets ($15) may be purchased online at or by calling 866-811-4111

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NYPL Slide Show

A show for teens at the New York Public Library:

History, Fantasy, Future: Comics Make You Think

Bring your imagination to life in this interactive comics carousel presented by R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics). Join Nick Bertozzi (Lewis & Clark), Susan Kim (City of Spies), George O’Connor (Olympian), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy) for a multimedia performance in the heart of the Library. See comics brought to life and find out what the ink-on-paper experience is really like.

Saturday, May 21, 2011, 11 a.m. to 12 noon

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium, 5th Ave. @ 42nd St. New York, NY 10018-2788

Fully accessible to wheelchairs          For ages 13 to 18 years

Part of the NYPL’s Centennial Weekend Festival.

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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.

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Super PEN reading

Several Carousel regulars are joining a slew of equally talented cartoonists to read at this PEN World Voices event, curated and produced by Jeff Newelt. Details below:

Get Super Lit: Comic Books Come Alive on Stage
When: Saturday, April 30
Where: The Cooper Union, Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Sq., New York City
What time: 12–1:30 p.m.

With Kate BeatonNick BertozziKevin ColdenMike DawsonLudovic Debeurme,Dean HaspielMichael KuppermanBenjamin MarraR. SikoryakJeff Newelt, and Harvey Pekar (RIP)

Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members, students with valid ID. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit

DISCOUNT CODE for $10tix = Pen11

Co-sponsored by The Cooper Union

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SAW benefit comics reading

Cartoonist (and Carouseler) Tom Hart has been organizing his own comics slide show series at the KGB Bar for years.  On April 24, he’s hosting a benefit Easter Reading for SAW, The Sequential Artists Workshop, a new school for cartooning in Gainesville, Florida.

The show will feature Dean Haspiel and Daniel J Kramer, John Kerschbaum, Lizz Hickey, Josh Bayer, Domitille Collardey, Leela Corman, Seth Kushner and readers, Sam Henderson, Leslie Stein, Martha Keavney, and Stephanie Mannheim.   Details below.

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MoCCA show on April 9

MoCCA Presents

Cartoon slide shows presented by: Kate Beaton, Lisa Hanawalt, Michael Kupperman, Jeffrey Lewis, Ted Stearn, and host R. Sikoryak

Plus special guest voices: Adam Conover, Julie Klausner, and Jackson Publick

Saturday, April 9, 5:30 pm

At MoCCA Fest 2011: The Lexington Avenue Armory,  68 Lexington Ave. (Between 25 & 26 St.), Panel Room A

Big thanks to Brian Heater!