MATTY is Bande DessiNoir

MATTY is Bande DessiNoir

What is Bande DessiNoir?
Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  I was always a HUGE fan of Bande Dessinée, the name for Franco-Belgian comics.  When Heavy Metal magazine hit, it completely changed my life.  Stories like ‘The Airtight Garage,’ ‘The Long Tomorrow,’ and ‘Exterminator 17’ completely altered my life.  It wouldn’t be for a few years till I became aware that Heavy Metal was merely the american offshoot of Metal Hurlant.  This European publication was started by a group of hotshot fantasy illustrators and cartoonists.
Now take the fact that I lived in the middle of a Cotton Field reading this stuff was amazing…particularly for the fact that they didn’t sell comics in Clarksdale MS beyond 1978.  At the very least,  it definitely made me unpopular in school:-)
I always wanted to see people of color depicted in such fantasy and science fiction scenarios.  In fact, there was one obscure Heavy Metal installment done by a man of color, Ed Davis’ ‘A World Apart: The Golden City.’ 
I LOVED…
Jean Giraud’s ‘ARZACH’
Enki Bilal’s, ‘THE WOMAN TRAP’
Phillipe Druillet’s ‘LONE SLOANE: DELIRIUS’,
and Richard Corben’s ‘Den’
Even still, I wanted to see more.  Which was about the time I realized I’d have to do it myself.  More on that later.
  IF you always wanted to see Afrocentric and afrofuturistic comics done with the level of craft and adventure present in fully painted bande dessinée…
Then what you want is…Bande DessiNoir
Then MATTY’S ROCKET IS BANDE DESSINOIR!
Dieselfunk Studios Presents:  MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK 1

Dieselfunk Studios Presents: MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK 1

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Tim Fielder here. It is my distinct pleasure, and the pleasure of the Dieselfunk Studios team to present MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK ONE.

This book has been a labor of love that I have wanted to do for many decades. Each panel has been painstakingly painted and composed. Each line of dialogue and concept design has been lovingly attended to. This book collects the stories of Matty’s Rocket 1-3 with a few narrative surprises, tons of extra content, and guest contributors.I gave it everything I had.  I hope you feel the heart and love that went into it as well.  For the individual issues and the Graphic Novel go to: www.dieselfunkstore.com

I call it Bande DessiNoir.  More on this later…

Speaking of Guest Contributors. The most sincere THANKS to:
Junot Díaz,
Valarie Boyd,
John Jennings,
Andre Peltier,
Kat Fajardo,
David Brame,
Sharon Lee De La Cruz,
James Mason,
Barbara Brandon-Croft,
Dawud Anyabwile,
and the woman who gave me my start in the biz, Joyce Brabner.

This book wouldn’t exist without your contributions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest Regards, and ENJOY!

Tim Fielder
Creator of Matty’s Rocket

Finally, For the individual issues and Graphic Novel go to: www.dieselfunkstore.com

Black Speculative Arts Movement 2016

Black Speculative Arts Movement 2016

BLACK SPECULATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT 2016 #BsaM2016 Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The Dieselfunk Crew done flown to the land of St Louis to attend the First Annual Black Speculative Arts Movement at Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO.  May 6th-7th.  This event, under the direction of Masterminds Reynaldo Anderson and Maia Crown Williams, stands to breakout the box for all things that are BLACK, FUNKY, and FANTASTIC.

We Got MATTY’S ROCKET Issues 1-2 , BLACKJACK: THERE CAME A DARK HUNTER Graphic Novel, DIESELFUNK and MATTY T-SHIRTS, and assorted POSTERS!

Brother Anderson calls it the first leg of THE COSMIC CHITTLIN CIRCUIT:-)

INDEED

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East Coast Comicon!

East Coast Comicon!

EAST COAST COMICON! Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Our goods will be available for purchase at EASTCOAST COMICON Today and Tomorrow April 16-17. 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus,NJ

Find us at The Kids Love Comics Pavilion. Matty’s Rocket Comics/Posters and Blackjack: There Came A Dark Hunter Graphic Novel FOR SALE

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