Today! 2PM CXC BLACK METROPOLIS

Today! 2PM CXC BLACK METROPOLIS

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Tim Fielder here.  TODAY, myself and fellow visual afrofuturist, Stacey Robinson, will participate in Jeff Smith’s amazing Cartoon Crossroads Columbus CXC.

BLACK METROPOLIS: THE ROAD TO INFINITUM. A CONVERSATION WITH GRAPHIC NOVELIST, TIM FIELDER

REGISTER HERE:  https://cartooncrossroadscolumbus.org/sessions/black-metropolis-the-road-to-infinitum-a-conversation-with-graphic-novelist-tim-fielder/

The marketing for INFINITUM; An Afrofuturist Tale’, is really starting to ramp up.  Thusly, as the release of INFINITUM gets closer to publication by HarperCollins Amistad on January 19th, 2021, we were grateful that CXC allowed my career over the decades to be discussed.  If you ever wanted to see how black cartooning intersects with Black Rock Music, Yoruba religious modalities, and Science Fiction, THIS IS IT!

INFINITUM and Matty in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

INFINITUM and Matty in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST: Afrofuturism Has Always Looked Forward

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The Road to INFINITUM continues as we close in on our release date of January 19, 2021INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale, published by HarperCollins Amistad, is my long sought graphic novel labor of love.  The proofs have been sent out, cover blurbs acquired, cover art finalized, and alas, the book files have been sent to the printer.

As the media ramps up we have been pleasantly surprised in Dieselfunk Studios by a very sweet article in Architectural Digest by wonderful author, Taylor Crumpton.  Check it out HERE.  Also, gotta admit, it’s cool being mentioned in the same light as Sun Ra, Octavia Butler, and Janelle Monáe. COOL INDEED

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  

 

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