Carousel Comics Performances and Picture Shows

Wednesday, July 19 at 7:30 pm (show at 8)

Carousel, the live comics performance series, returns with readings, projections, and live music from cartoonists, graphic novelists, visual artists, and musicians. Hosted by R. Sikoryak. This event will be followed by a book signing.

Tickets on sale now ($10 advance/$12 at door)

Leela Corman and Thalia Zedek
Marcellus Hall
Sabrina Jones
Ellen Lindner
Elizabeth Trembley
Kriota Willberg

Leela Corman is a painter, cartoonist, and educator. Her latest short story collection You Are Not A Guest comes out this summer from Fieldmouse Press, and her next graphic novel, Victory Parade, will be published by Schocken Books in Spring 2024. She is honored to collaborate with Thalia, whose music has been in heavy rotation in her life since the 1990s. Instagram: @leelacorman

Thalia Zedek has been a performing/recording artist since the 1980’s with bands such as Live Skull, Come, E, Uzi, and Dangerous Birds, as well as releasing numerous solo records on the Thrill Jockey label. Her collaboration with Leela Corman began in the summer of 2022 with a commissioned work for the SPX Convention and she’s thrilled to continue performing with Leela in this new medium. Instagram: @thaliazedek

Marcellus Hall is a longtime New York illustrator and musician. He has songs, record albums, children’s books, magazine covers, and comics to his credit. Instagram: @marcellus_hall

Sabrina Jones has created graphic biographies of Isadora Duncan, Margaret Sanger, Jane Jacobs, FDR, and Jesus. Her latest comics are in My Body/Our Rights, the 53rd issue of World War 3 Illustrated. Instagram: @sabjonze

Ellen Lindner is a cartoonist, illustrator, editor, and occasional educator, living in Upper Manhattan. Her illustration clients have included McGraw-Hill, Dotdash Meredith, Workman, Bloomsbury, and the City of New York, and her comics have been seen on, The Washington Post, and in many anthologies and collections. Ellen is the author of two graphic novels and is working on Lost Diamonds, a comics study of gender rebellion in baseball. Her comics are now on view in “Lost Diamonds” at Principles GI Coffeehouse in Gowanus, Brooklyn, until August 4th. Instagram: @ellenlindna

Elizabeth Trembley, Ph.D, is the author of the graphic memoir Look Again (Street Noise, 2022), which was shortlisted for the Graphic Medicine International Collective Award and the award for Excellence in Graphic Literature for Adult Nonfiction. She is also a Lambda Literary Award-winning mystery novelist and a storytelling teacher of more than three decades. She lives on ten wooded acres near the shores of Lake Michigan with her Episcopal priest wife, two dogs, and two cats. One of her most prized possessions is an autographed photo of Adam West. Instagram: @elizabeth_trembley

Kriota Willberg is a retired massage therapist and active cartoonist. She’s best known for Draw Stronger: Self-Care for Cartoonists and Visual Artists (Uncivilized Books). Her comic Silver Wire was nominated for a 2019 Ignatz Award. Once the inaugural Artist In Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine Library, she’s now the AIR in Humanistic Medicine Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Instagram: @kriotawillberg

R. Sikoryak is a cartoonist (Constitution Illustrated, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump) and the host of Carousel. He illustrated the comic books that appear in the new novel by Tom Hanks, The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece. Instagram: @rsikoryak

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