Meet R. Sikoryak – Master of the Mash-up
Photo by Nicolas Guérin
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the master of the mash-up. By blending classic literature like Kafka’s Metamorphosis with classic comics like Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, Sikoryak creates uniquely compelling amalgams.
Not only is Sikoryak the creative mind behind Masterpiece Comics, he has also drawn for The Onion, The New Yorker, MAD, and GQ. He most recently lent his talents to The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature for an adaptation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Sikoryak manages to depict the entire novel in four panels done in the style of Bil Keane’s The Family Circus.
Sikoryak will be honored for his contributions to the comics art community at the second annual “Push and Kick Awards” held at the Society of Illustrators. The awards will be held in conjunction with the launch party for The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature.
Sikoryak is also the curator of the celebrated Carousel Series. The series is Dixon Place Gallery’s longest continually running performance series, featuring a wide array of comic strip makers, graphic novelists, visual artists and luminaries from the New York theater and music worlds presenting work in front of a live audience. You can watch a special Kid’s Edition of Carousel here, or go see the series for yourself at Dixon Place. The exhibition features gag cartoons, graphic novel pages, painted storyboards and more on subjects including autobiography, classic literature, anatomy and other exciting topics.
Dixon Place presents
Cartoon Slide Shows and other Projected Pictures
Hosted by R. Sikoryak and Neil Numberman
Featuring: Jon Chad, Charise Mericle Harper, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, & Alexis Frederick-Frost.
Stories, gags, & live drawing! For kids of all ages.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at 2 pm
Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYCTickets: $8 kids, $12 (advance), $15 (at the door), $10 (students/seniors)
Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org (212) 219-0736