Stories tagged R. Sikoryak

Visiting Artist: R. Sikoryak

R. Sikoryak’s books include Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (Drawn and Quarterly).  He has drawn for The New Yorker, The Onion, SpongeBob Comics, MAD, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and more.  He’s hosted his Carousel comics performance series around North America since 1997.

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Next Up: R. Sikoryak and Kriota Willberg


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.


Kriota Willberg writes, draws, needlepoints, and performs about body-oriented sciences. She teaches anatomy, pathology, drawing, and massage in a variety of colleges and studios around the country. Her blog, The Cinematologist examines medical themes through the lens of Hollywood films. Willberg/Dura Mater dance and film projects include the feature film, The Bentfootes and the short Sunscreen Serenade. Kriota has studied stage combat and worked as a researcher for a Hollywood screenwriter.


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From The CCS Archives:
The Cartoon Crier


The Cartoon Crier

Read The Cartoon Crier online!

The word “comic” has always been a bit of a misnomer and The Cartoon Crier hopes to set the record straight. Sorrow and woe is the focus of this free 36-page newspaper tabloid that highlights the work of The National Cartoonists Society members and of The Center for Cartoon Studies’ community.

The Cartoon Crier features the saddest strips from iconic comics like Family Circus, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, B.C., and For Better and For WorseThe Cartoon Crier also includes comics by Ivan Brunetti, Mell Lazarus, Melissa Mendes, Joe Lambert, Tom Gammill, Hilary Price, Laura Park, Richard Thompson, and Mo Willems, as well as new work from the paper’s editors, Cole Closser, R. Sikoryak, and James Sturm.


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Why We Work:
The Schulz Library
at The Center for Cartoon Studies



The Schulz Library at The Center for Cartoon Studies

Thanks to donations from publishers, cartoonists, and faculty members the Schulz Library collection continues to grow. Thanks to R.Sikoryak and The Will Eisner Technology Initiative, The Schulz Library now has a new digital collection of thousands of golden and silver age comic books in a searchable data base. A robust technology resource, including iPads, scanners, tablets, and laptops are also available for check-out. There’s hot tea for those who want to relax in one of the library’s comfy chairs where a cold winter’s day can be spent discovering a new favorite cartoonist or reading the book that made you want to become a cartoonist in the first place.

Visit the Schulz Blog to search the catalog, read interviews with faculty and alum, see some of our recent acquisitions, book reviews, and more.

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In the future, robots will rule the world—and live in fear of their mysterious, absent creators.


Meek is a 12 Panel Pitch science-fiction blockbuster written by an honest-to-god scriptwriter Todd Alcott (Antzetc.) and drawn by cartoonist R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece ComicsNew Yorker covers, etc).


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CCS at MICE Expo in Cambridge

September 28, 2013toSeptember 29, 2013



September 28-29
Cambridge, MA

With special guest The Center for Cartoon Studies graduate Lucy Knisley

Faculty, alumni and students also participating in several other programs and panels including R. Sikoryak’s special edition of his long running comics/performance series, and Making Mini-Comics! with Jon Chad.

Alum exhibiting: Carl Antonowicz, Matt Aucoin, Jon Chad, Lena Chandhok, Dog City Press, Holly Foltz, Sophie Goldstein, Beth Hetland, Allie Kleber, Lucy Knisley, Jeff Lok, Mia Onorato, Paul Swartz.

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Congrats, Class of 2013!


Every year CCS commissions a cartoonist to create its diploma. This year’s diploma is courtesy of R. Sikoryak!

Congratulations, class of 2013!

(Larger image on Flickr)

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Click here to see the poster tribute to Life in Hell, with comics by Alison Bechdel, Tom Tomorrow, and others.


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Meet Cartoon Studies Staff, Faculty, and Students at The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo

September 29, 2012

MICE 2012
September 29, 2012
Cambridge, Massachusetts

This year’s special guest at MICE is The Center for Cartoon Studies thesis advisor and recent visiting faculty, R. Sikoryak.  His work has been published in legendary alternative comic “RAW,” the New Yorker magazine, and in his collection Masterpiece Comics.

Visit The Center for Cartoon Studies table to learn about our graduate MFA program, certificates, and workshops.

Click here for more information on MICE.

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Read The Cartoon Crier Online Today!

Read The Cartoon Crier online!

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