Carousel Featuring Brian Dewan, Sam Gross, Bishakh Som, Connie Sun, Matthew Thurber, and more. Hosted by R. Sikoryak

About This Show

Live readings and projected presentations of graphic novels, gag cartoons, and other visual art, presented by a wide array of comic strip makers, graphic novelists, voice actors, and visual artists, as well as luminaries from the downtown New York theater and music worlds.

Featuring Brian Dewan, Sam Gross, Bishakh Som, Connie Sun, Matthew Thurber, and more!

About the Artists

R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump.  He has drawn for The New Yorker, The Onion, MAD, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

BrianDewan_freedom.longclaypipesBrian Dewan is a visual artist and musician living in the town of Catskill, NY. The filmstrip What Will You Do With Your Freedom was first screened at the Tang Museum in Saratoga NY. He has also shown filmstrips at the Whitney Museum of American art, Modern Art Oxford and the Museum Of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, CA.

SamGrossSIZED-greenSam Gross has been drawing cartoons for a long time.  They have appeared in such diverse publications as Good Housekeeping and The Realist.




BishakhSom_BKSBishakh Som is a comics artist, illustrator and painter from Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been featured in several queer comics anthologies (including in the forthcoming collection ‘We’re Still Here’, an all-trans comics compendium), The New Yorker, The Boston Review, VICE, Buzzfeed as well as in several group and solo shows along the east coast. You can see more of her work at

ConnieSun_cartoonProfilePicFeb2018Connie Sun is a cartoonist and daily comic strip creator, based in New York City. She was a 2016-2017 Artist in Residence for Brooklyn Boulders and a McSweeney’s Graphic Columnist from 2014-2015. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Upworthy, Climbing Magazine, Book Riot, Tabi Labo, NPR, BBC, AngryAsianMan, The Rumpus, and Audrey Magazine. Find her on social media at cartoonconnie. (

MatthewThurber_MrsWilliamHorsleyMrs William Horsley is a research vehicle for investigations into abstract and literal puppetry. The energy contained within hematite refracts into animated film, performance, comics, etc. scattering shards of Delight. Sculpted out of a chunk of feminized hematite discovered in the Pacific Northwest in the 1950’s, it is currently parked in Catskill, NY and is owned and operated by Matthew Thurber.

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:30pm

General Admission
$15 in advance
$18 at the door

$12 in advance
$15 at the door

Estimated Runtime
80 minutes

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Hosted by

R. Sikoryak

Photo credit

Andrea Tsurumi