TEDx with TIM FIELDER. Greetings Dieselfunkateers! At long last I have the pleasure of presenting the OFFICIAL POSTING of my TEDxJackson talk from late last year. “MANIFESTING IN THE AGE OF AFROFUTURISM: The Dieselfunk Way”. It was an incredible experience. One that absolutely has changed and altered my life in ways I couldn’t have anticipated. Special thanks to Nina Parikh, Alissa Joseph and Lisa Musselman, Pam Shaw, and the GREAT David Pharr.
DIESELFUNK YEAR IN REVIEW.
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! I’ll be brief as even on New Years Eve the work doesn’t stop. Who’d have thought that within 1 Year after making the plunge into Publishing Comic Books I would have;
Attended and showcased at the Inaugural Black Comic Arts Festival in San Francisco.
Was nominated for 4 Glyph Awards for Matty’s Rocket.
Did the first Mississippi Madness Dieselfunk Book Tour.
Attended Conventions such as ECBACC, Atlantic City Boardwalk Con, New Jersey Shore Comicon, East Cost Comicon, Awesome Con and the Baltimore Comicon.
Paneled at the First Inaugural Mississippi Book Festival.
Attended and workshopped at the Inaugural SOLcon, the first Black and Latino Comic Convention
Founded AFROFUTUREFEST with Afrofuturefest@NYCC, the first black branded collective booth in NYCC history. Featuring luminaries such as Afua Richardson, Tony Puryear, Rat Ronin Studios, Powersmith Studios, Julie Anderson, Paris Cullins, Alex Simmons, Anthony Pugh and The Museum of Uncut Funk. With fantastic sponsors such as The Schomburg Museum, NorCAL MLK Center, Tiyland Media and Koch Comics Warehouse.
Participated in The Schomburg Museum’s “Unveiling Visions massive Afrofuturism show curated by John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson.
Had the honor of teaching at The New York Film Academy and Howard University.
Started on a comic collaboration with the Father of Afrofuturism, Samuel R. Delaney.
Completed all art and and saw published Alex Simmons’ BLACKJACK: There Came A Dark Hunter graphic novel.
Did a TEDx Talk via TEDJackson titled ‘Manifesting In The Age of Afrofuturism: The Dieselfunk Way’.
and Finally, Met and delivered Matty’s Rocket to The Godmother of Afrofuturism, Nichelle Nichols aka Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura.
While doing all of this, I have travelled thousands of miles and seen things that inspire the mind and soul.
It’s been an AWESOME YEAR. I am so immensely grateful for all of the support, motivation from my Family, Friends and Colleagues. Thank you and Love to you All. Extra Special Thanks to Mel. We Gon Git Rapalje!:-)
Now, On to the Next and Back to Work,
TEDxJackson DONE! Greetings Dieselfunkateers! TEDx was Amazing. I’ve met so many great people and generated much art over the last 5 days. The talk itself went amazingly well. After a bit of networking with fellow TEDx’ers the trip culminated with an incredible series of comicbook workshops and a live comicbook art performance. So it wasn’t all play. In total, a 28 page breakdown for “Ronnie and the Golem God” and a 9 page story called “Railside Assault” was produced in collaboration with DJ Venom. Daddy had to WORK! Extra Special thanks to Dave Pharr, Alissa Joseph, Lisa Joy Potts, Nina Parikh, Joy Parikh, Pam Shaw, Tim Mask, Lucky Town Brewery, and the illustrious DJ Venom of Offbeat. We Will be Back!
Next UP: Samuel R. Delany’s Pushers. Matty’s Rocket 2 and 3!
Comicbook Workshop and Live Comicbook Show. Greetings Dieselfunkateers! TEDxJackson Adventures! Today Saturday, November 14 The TEDX TRAIN DONT’ STOP!
12:00 – 12:45pm and 1:00-1:45
Comicbook Workshops. Graphic Novelist Tim Fielder teaches the process and techniques of sequential art narratives, (Location: OFFBEAT / 151 Wesley Ave) Buy a $15 Poster and get a FREE CUSTOM DRAWING!
3:30 – 4:30pm
Live Comic Illustration. Graphic Novelist Tim Fielder & DJ Young Venom team up! Tim Fielder completes live illustration to the fine beats of DJ Young Venom.
(Location: Lucky Town Brewery / 1710 N Mill St)
TEDxJackson 2015 by TEDx
TEDx Greetings Dieselfunkateers! It’s a Journey but we have travelled from NYC to Jackson, Mississippi for the BIG TEDxJackson Event. Rehearsals are done and I anticipate massive turnout! Special Thanks to Sam Young, Nina Parikh, Pam Shaw and my road dog Melanie Maria Goodreaux for all of their patience and support. Standby for updates!