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BKBF Carousel @ The City Reliquary, Sept. 27, 2022


Presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, and comics as performed by the writers and artists, with slide projections.
Followed by a book signing.carousel

Abby Denson (Uniquely Japan, Kitty Sweet Tooth) 
Katie Fricas (Checked Out)
Elizabeth Pich (Fungirl)
Matthew Thurber (Mr. Colostomy)
Tom Tomorrow (This Modern World)
Victor Varnado (The New Yorker)
and more!

Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

At The City Reliquary: 370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Tuesday, Sept 27, 2022


This is an all-vax event.

Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Pre-Sale: $10
Day-Of: $12


Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and comics editor in New York City. Her first graphic novel, Checked Out, is forthcoming from Drawn & Quarterly.

Abby Denson is the author of Uniquely Japan, the Kitty Sweet Tooth series (illustrated by Utomaru), Cool Tokyo Guide, Cool Japan Guide, Dolltopia, and Tough Love: High School Confidential. Her work has garnered the International Manga Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, and IPPY Award, among others.

Elizabeth Pich is a flesh covered comic machine, making Fungirl, co-making War and Peas and more. She is usually very nice.

Matthew Thurber is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He operates Mrs William Horsley, a studio producing experimental narrative. Mr Colostomy, a graphic novel of improvised daily strips, was published by Drawn + Quarterly in Spring 2022. Thurber has lately been working in 16mm film producing films such as Fleegix and The Sea Masons, which are screened with live sound and narration.

Tom Tomorrow’s long running mostly-political strip, This Modern World, started out in the world of alternative weeklies in the ‘90s, and has now outlived most of them. He is a recipient of various awards, including the RFK Journalism Award (on two occasions) and the Herblock Prize, and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2015. He has published a dozen books, give or take, including a thousand page career retrospective funded through Kickstarter, and once collaborated with Pearl Jam to create the artwork for their album Backspacer.

Victor Varnado is a comedian (Conan, Jimmy Kimmel) a New Yorker Cartoonist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. His biggest fan is his mother.

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Current show

Carousel & Sikoryak events at TCAF: May 2021

The 2021 virtual Toronto Comics Arts Festival runs from May 7- 16, with a wide range of events.

Carousel: Comics Performances at TCAF 

Friday, May 14.  7 pm ET

Carousel returns with live readings and images from Abby Denson (Kitty Sweet Tooth)Decur (When You Look Up), and John Jennings (After the Rain). Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

These creators will offer an illuminating intersection of comics of the moment.  Take a spin and stay to ask some questions about the varied and wonderful world of comics! Lorena Torres Loaiza joins as Spanish interpreter.  

Register here:

Full TCAF Program schedule:

TCAF Marketplace

May 8 – May 16. 

You can also peruse and purchase from the TCAF exhibitors, Spring Canzine vendors, and check out some amazing indie games from Comics x Games. Sikoryak link:

Link to all:

TCAF Zoom Exhibitor Room

A virtual space for creators, publishers, and TCAF attendees to meet each other.  R. Sikoryak will be participating on Sunday, May 9.  8-10pm ET. Scroll down to the time for the Zoom link:

Many artists will also have rooms during the week, and you can jump from one room to the next. More info: