Last night, I projected and read five cartoons at Carousel (Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures), hosted by R. Sikoryak in New York City. A good time was had by all.
Emily Flake's Missed Connections were hilarious, Miss Lasko-Gross showed a lovely excerpt from her graphic novel Henni, Dyna Moe presented some of her hipster animals, and her wonderfully deadpan delivery made me laugh. Neil Numberman used a live actor to hilarious effect with his comic "Romance in the Age of Wayne Gretzky." Kevin Maher lent his voice skills to R. Sikoryak's "Bartlebert" as well as reading the part of Steve Buscemi in one of my cartoons, giving it a real boost. Lisa Hirschfield also read with me (and put in many hours of practice). Brian Dewan closed the show with a surreal and funny filmstrip. R. Sikoryak was an entertaining and gracious host, as always.
Not everyone who wanted to attend was able to. Flights to New York City are pricey this time of year, and the hotels are no bargain either. Still, how often to you get a chance to see me perform? Answer: the last time I performed was circa 2004, playing guitar to accompany a handful of first graders, and I had terrible mic skills then, too. Who knows when I'll assault the mic again? And what are you saving all that money for, anyway? New York City hotel owners desperately need your money for their yacht payments. Won't somebody think of the children!?