FIRST REVIEW INFINITUM in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

FIRST REVIEW INFINITUM in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

FIRST REVIEW INFINITUM in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  #RoadtoINFINITUM PROUD to announce our first national review of ‘INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale’ by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A quick excerpt:
“Fielder (Matty’s Rocket) digs deep into his pulp toolbox to fuse genre influences in this daring epic, which bristles with action and verve.”
 

HarperCollins Amistad will be BRINGING THE FIRE January 19, 2021. Dang, I want to read this book to!

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!

 

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!