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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:
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!
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!