Visiting Artist: Bob Sikoryak
R. Sikoryak is best known for his collection Masterpiece Comics. He was formerly an associate editor and contributor to RAW, the groundbreaking 1980s comic
anthology. He’s drawn for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Onion, Nickelodeon,The New Yorker, and other media titans. Sikoryak is also known for his “Carousel” series of multimedia comics slideshows, featuring cartoonists like Lauren Weinstein, Michael Kupperman, Jason Little, and himself, which have been presented in various venues in the United States and Canada since 1997. Sikoryak relocated to White River Junction for the 2011-12 academic year to teach at The Center for Cartoon Studies.
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R. Sikoryak’s Masterpiece Comics
|March 5, 2010|
|6:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
|March 13, 2010|
|March 20, 2010|
March 5 – March 27
Masterpiece Comics adapts a variety of classic literary works with the most iconic visual idioms of 20th-century comics. Dense with exclamation marks and lurid colors, R. Sikoryak’s parodies remind us of the sensational excesses of the canon, or, if you prefer, of the economical expressiveness of classic comics from Batman to Garfield.
“[Sikoryak] goes far beyond mere imitation to eerily inhabit the artistic sensibilities of a dozen cartoonists; the result is as funny as it is impressive. These retellings linger on the philosophical underpinnings of such tales; coupled with the allusions and baggage of these familiar cartoon characters, the crossovers take on a life of their own to become legitimate adaptations.”
-Starred Review from Publishers Weekly
The CCS Gallery is located at 94 South Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont. For more information: (802) 295-3319.
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