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Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Online tickets not available

Friday, November 12 at 7:30PM

Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows

370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

Online tickets not available
Carousel: Comics Performances

Come to The City Reliquary backyard for a night of live readings, music, and projected presentations of cartoons, graphic novels, and other visuals. Featuring Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, Yinfan Huang, Cynthia Kaplan, Mattie Lubchansky, Joe Dator & Kevin Maher, and Bishakh Som. Hosted by R. Sikoryak. The show will be followed by a book sale and signing.

This is an all-vaccinated event. Please bring proof of vaccination for entry.


Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell is first and foremost a Law and Order enthusiast, and only second a comedian and New Yorker cartoonist. Murder Book is her debut graphic memoir out this November 9th in bookstores near you. Instagram: @cartoonsbyhilary

Born and raised in China, Yinfan Huang is a New York-based illustrator and cartoonist who creates joyful, whimsical work for children’s books, magazines, brands, and institutions around the world. She is the first Asian cartoonist published in The New Yorker in print without growing up in the West. She is the illustrator of the Children’s book The Couch Potato (Kids Can Press) and is working on her first graphic memoir, Yellow Singing Sail (Kids Can Press, 2024). You can find her at: and Instagram @yinfanhuang and @infuncomic

Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two books of humorous personal essays, Why I’m Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, and is founder of the comedy rock band The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal. Her writing and music can be found at

Mattie Lubchansky is the Associate Editor of The Nib and a cartoonist and illustrator living in Queens, NY. They are the author of The Antifa Super-Soldier Cookbook (Silver Sprocket, 2020) and the upcoming Boys Weekend (Pantheon, 2023) Instagram: @mattielubchansky

Joe Dator has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 2006. He is a winner of The National Cartoonists Society’s 2018 Silver Reuben Award, and is the author of "Inked: Cartoons, Confessions, Rejected ideas And Secret Sketches."

Kevin Maher is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and an award-winning filmmaker. His long-running variety show “Kevin Geeks Out” returns this December.

Bishakh Som is an Indian-American trans femme visual artist, author and ex-architect. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Boston Review, and many queer and not necessarily queer comix anthologies. Her graphic novel Apsara Engine (The Feminist Press) is the winner of a 2020 L.A. Times Book Prize for Best Graphic Novel and a 2020 Lambda Literary Award winner for Best LGBTQ Comics. Her graphic memoir Spellbound (Street Noise Books) was also a 2021 Lambda Literary Award finalist.

R. Sikoryak is a cartoonist and the author of Constitution Illustrated, Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (Drawn & Quarterly). Sikoryak’s comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, and more. He's presented his live comics performance series, Carousel, around the US and Canada. Instagram: @rsikoryak More info:

7:30pm doors
8:00pm show

$5 General Admission

Reliquaries typically house the ostensible bones of dead saints. We house the bones of New York City. From seltzer bottles to schist cores, roller skates from racially integrated rinks, and a burnt out lightbulb from the Statue of Liberty's torch.

We use this space to breathe new life into New York city, with not only our incredible collection of interactive historical exhibits, but continuous and stimulating programming, arts, and events.

Membership gives you FREE ACCESS to all upcoming events, museum entry with a plus one on all open days, and the unique opportunity to be a part of a thriving creative community. Membership is the way The City Reliquary will survive through and beyond this pandemic. You can become a member for $10/month at

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry. See for accepted vaccines & forms of proof.

Masks are required for all inside the building of The City Reliquary, where you will check in and walk through to our backyard. Masks may be taken off while in the backyard. We have heightened cleanliness procedures and hand sanitizer and masks available.

The main entrance and indoor museum are entirely flat, but there are 4 steps up and 4 steps down to the backyard. The backyard is uneven with some platforms, but a paved area near the entrance is available with a view of the stage.

If the price of the ticket is keeping you from attending, or you have any questions regarding safety or accessibility, please email

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