Okay. So, Why Black Metropolis? What would compel me to put on a career retrospective?
This is a question I intend to answer in detail over the course of the festival. But as this is the first day I will simply say the following:
For all artists, audience members of any color, orientation, and gender; I’ve been working the margins of Black Speculative Art in comics and concept design since I was 12 years old. As of this writing I am 55 years old. I learned in only my middle age, that YOU ALONE are responsible for advocating for YOUR WORK. It’s not easy. in fact it’s downright exhausting. Plus I had plenty of help. However, it’s easily the most fulfilling, validating, and FUN activity of my life. Here’s the catch. You must:
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Afrofuturism: The Past, Present, and Beyond
SCHOMBURG BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL Friday, January 14 12:00 PM EST
Afrofuturism: The Past, Present, and Beyond
“Afrofuturism: The Past, Present, and Beyond” examines the extraordinary history of Afrofuturism in the arts, scholarship, and activism. The discussion features Ytasha Womack, John Jennings, and Reynaldo Anderson, and will be moderated by Dr. Julian Chambliss.Guests: John Jennings, Tim Fielder, Ytasha Womack, Reynaldo Anderson, Julian Chambliss Moderator: Julian Chambliss
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! The wave rises once again. One big thing for me at this time in my life is all about Legacy. MICROSOFT has just released the individualized ad featuring me. Surreal. I’ve been doing my specific branch of Afrofuturism for a long time. So refreshing, validating, and joyful to be individually represented in my workspace. So wonderful to know that while talking about INFINITUM, Matty’s Rocket and my aspirations for my legacy within such a large forum. Thanks to the GREAT Maryam Myika Day for her creative generosity and firm BLK-Ops for their wonderful production.
MICROSOFT Black History Is NOW: SUBJECT Tim Fielder