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Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows

Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 PM

Online tickets not available

Saturday, July 30 at 7:30PM

Carousel: Comics Performances and Picture Shows

370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

Online tickets not available
CAROUSEL : Comics Performances

Carousel returns! Presentations of graphic novels and comics as performed by the writers/artists with projected slides and music.

Featuring Jennifer Hayden, Lisa Lim, Amy Reeder, Sofia Warren, Kriota Willberg, and Yao Xiao. Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

The show will be followed by a book signing.


Jennifer Hayden is the author and artist of the Eisner-nominated breast cancer memoir The Story of My Tits. Having just finished a graphic travel novella about her unhealthy relationship with France, she is currently at work on a graphic anti-cookbook called Where There’s Smoke There’s Dinner.

Lisa Lim is a comic storyteller born and raised in Queens, New York. Her work has been featured in Guernica, PANK, The Rumpus, PEN America, and Mutha Magazine. Her short illustrated story, “The Hunger” was featured in an anthology edited by Joyce Carol Oates, Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers. Her work can be found at

Amy Reeder hails from the superhero/action world of comics, working with characters including Madame Xanadu, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batwoman, and Moon Girl. You’ll also find her creating independent series like Image’s Rocket Girl…and if you look far back enough, you may even spot a Tokyopop credit in there. She also co-created the new Moon Girl for Marvel, who will soon be starring in her own cartoon series on Disney+. Amy draws interiors and covers, she writes, she colors, and she letters. To her, every part of the process is inextricably linked to relaying her ideas to an audience.

Sofia Warren is a New Yorker cartoonist and author of Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator (Top Shelf Productions, 2022). She lives in Brooklyn.

Kriota Willberg is 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 The Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Yao Xiao is a cartoonist, illustrator and writer from Tianjin, China based in New York City. She writes about home, memory and belonging with a dash of humor.
R. Sikoryak is a cartoonist and the author of Constitution Illustrated, Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (Drawn & Quarterly). He's presented his live comics performance series, Carousel, around the US and Canada. Instagram: @rsikoryak More info:

This is an all-vax event.

Saturday, July 30th
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:00pm-10:00pm

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