METABARON Juan Giménez Tribute Book

METABARON Juan Giménez Tribute Book

The Metabaron’s Juan Giménez TRIBUTE BOOK!

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Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Many years ago Jean Giraud (aka Moebius), and Alejandro Jodorowsky collaborated on an aborted DUNE movie.  The story behind it ultimately produced the 2013 entertaining cautionary tale documentary,  ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune”.  But apparently the partnership would continue in the graphic novel series L’INCAL.  One of the ground breaking characters created in the series was the ultimate warrior, METABARON.  After the main L’INCAL story was told, Jodorowsky took it upon himself to continue the story of the Metabaron legacy.  The artist chosen for that series was the great Juan Giménez, who sadly passed away earlier this year.  Giménez’s art  and mechanical style had a huge influence on my work over the decade.

I became aware that a book would be produced honoring Giménez’s life and work.  Amazing artist, Miquel Montlló (of Starship Warship Jolly Roger fame) was gracious enough to put me in contact with comic historian, Emilio Gonzalo Mallo who was organizing the project.  I was amazingly given the green light to produce an image and of course, The Metabaron came to mind.

It was my honor to be a part of the project which will be announced at a future date.

BACK TO IT!

 

 

PRIMER 2020 TALK:  INFINITUM:  The Dynamic World and Character Building of an Afrofuturist Graphic Novel

PRIMER 2020 TALK: INFINITUM: The Dynamic World and Character Building of an Afrofuturist Graphic Novel

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Design Futures PRIMER2020! Talk

PRIMER 2020 TALK: INFINITUM: The Dynamic World and Character Building of an Afrofuturist Graphic Novel

 https://vimeo.com/432980318

This Talk is a very huge deal for Dieselfunk Studios.  The primary characteristic being that we go through the process of how we create Visual Afrofuturism.  There’s so much about SHOW in this business that one rarely gets the opportunity to go into the TELL part.  A big thanks goes out to The Design Futures Initiative and my partner in crime Jim Fielder, maestro behind BlackPi Studios.  Enjoy!

Dieselfunk Website Relaunch ACTIVATE!

Dieselfunk Website Relaunch ACTIVATE!

GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS!   WEBSITE RELAUNCH!  As those that know can attest, I have many initiatives that I undertake.  We are believers that if mugs see something, it’s REAL to them.  We apply this philosophy towards presenting our work in the best possible light.  Perfection is not the goal. Iterative Improvement is the goal.  After months of planning we have relaunched the Dieselfunk Studios website. 

Some elements look the same while other sections are brand new.  Plus we’ve added some elements under the hood.  Quick features are a nice social media feed to always ensure that there is new content on the site.  Additionally, there are new project pages for Matty’s Rocket, and our up and coming release, INFINITUM.  More updates and tweaks will be coming as the days and weeks go on.

We have had the pleasure of working with Webmaster David M. Littlefield, aka DMLWORX to construct a site that very much employs the ‘Dieselfunkcosphere’ idea that all things Dieselfunk must be integrated and accessible.  He has experience in many areas of design, web creation and virtual experience.  Just a few samples of work he’s done…

If you need webdesign, this cat is a viable option.  As a personal endorsement, Dmlworx built my first website back in 2001.  Plus he’s a hell of an INSTAGRAM PHOTOGRAPHER! So there you go!

DIESELFUNK STUDIOS, www.dieselfunk.com  

CLICK AND ENJOY!

 

Dieselfunk @ Schomburg Center Literary Festival

Dieselfunk @ Schomburg Center Literary Festival

GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS!  TODAY we will be presenting at:

SCHOMBURG CENTER LITERARY FESTIVAL: Reading the African Diaspora
SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019
10:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Little Readers Zone  4:00 PM | HOW TO DRAW COMICS WITH TIM FIELDER

Come on through as we have a few more MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS around 2pm in store.  Back to it!

More Info from The NY Times:

SCHOMBURG CENTER LITERARY FESTIVAL: READING THE AFRICAN DIASPORA at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (June 29, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.). This free festival, the first of its kind for the Schomburg, will be a bit of a diaspora itself: It will occupy not only the center’s building, but also the block of West 135th Street between Malcolm X Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard. Although not created expressly for children, it will offer author appearances, workshops and activities for readers from preschool through high school. The outdoor programs, which will take place rain or shine, will include live musical storytelling, in which readings of children’s books will have sonic accompaniment; and a daylong Little Readers Zone, where participants can make bookmarks, write haiku and, at 4 p.m., learn how to draw comics from the author and artist Tim Fielder. The panel YA Is Lit will feature young-adult authors discussing their work, and the Brooklyn Slam Team will host a performance by teenage poets. (Writers ages 13 to 18 can sign up at the event.) The slam team will also lead a workshop indoors at the Schomburg, where a children’s book reading will be held as well. (The website has details on times and locations.)
917-275-6975, schomburgcenterlitfest.org

ROCKETGUT Interview!

ROCKETGUT Interview!

ROCKETGUT Interview!

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!

A CONVERSATION WITH TIM FIELDER, CREATOR OF ‘MATTY’S ROCKET’
Taking a quick sec to raise my head up from the Cintiq.  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by ROCKETGUT!

ROCKETGUT! is a space, art and culture website by Jason Davis and Porter McDonald.  We covered my beginnings in the south and my journey out and back into comics culminating with Dieselfunk Studios.

Enjoy!

https://www.rocketgut.com/stories/tim-fielder-mattys-rocket