Greetings Dieselfunkateers! BLACK ENTERPRISE ON AFROFUTURISM! It’s so fascinating to see the world we are in now. Where visuals that depict people of color within speculative scenarios are now mainstream. AFROFUTURISM is now MAINSTREAM.
The Black Panther has now crossed 1 Billion Dollars worldwide and continues on. Wrinkle In Time is out doing good business as well. This is all due to the contemporary media state where the demand for content morbidly outstrips the content supply. As a result, media companies, whether they be traditional or new, are all in the CONTENT WAR. This means subject matter that never would have even been considered before is now MAINSTREAM.
I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE on the subject of Afrofuturism. I was asked to come in and speak on the subject of Afrofuturism. HUGE pleasure to work with Bigwig Samara Lynn, Media Maven Selena Hill, and special acknowledgement to Sharon Wynne. I had a Blast! Check it out HERE or click BELOW
Finally! A Solid Definition of Afrofuturism and How It Relates to ‘Black Panther’
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Had the pleasure of being included in a piece by INVERSE.COM on the subject AFROFUTURISM.It was amazing to see how many subjects they covered in the clip and very proud to see Matty’s Rocket amongst the pack. I also got a kick out of seeing Playwright, Melanie Maria Goodreaux (Full Disclosure, she’s my wife) featured prominently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=154XnA1xcis&t=18s
Big Thanks to INVERSE and Producer Samantha Riddell.
Check it out HERE
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Just getting back in from our most recent stop on The #mattysrocketbooktour. Just before leaving, I was honored to be interviewed by the Legend, Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. I was recently having a conversation with a colleague about how important Calvin’s work is with regards to the medium of comics and graphic novels. The medium has in this gentleman, an ambassador and town cryer; something every industry needs in order to survive. Everyone has that thing that they do well, do with passion, and would do for free. Calvin LOVES COMICS.
We talked about Matty’s Rocket, my process, Black Panther, Dieselfunk Studios, and our upcoming graphic novel, INFINITUM.
Calvin is like ‘The Shadow’ with that frikin ring. He turned it towards me and I suddenly got dizzy and had to follow his commands. Unwillingly!:-) I gave a scoop for MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK TWO!
ITS NOT MY FAULT!!!:-)
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! We are back with another entry of The Dieselfunk Dispatch. I needed a little advice. Then I saw Jeff Smith, Creator of Bone…
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Seeking Self-Publishing Advice from Jeff Smith in This Week’s Dieselfunk Dispatch
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! The Dieselfunk Crew was recently interviewed by
We conversed on the subject of representation, comics, career, and Matty’s Rocket. I was delighted by the depth of insight and questioning.
CHECK IT OUT HERE!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! TODAY The Dieselfunk Crew is at The First Annual BLACK COMICS EXPO at The Brooklyn Academy of Music. 11AM-5PM #blackcomixexpo 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
We’ll Sell Matty’s Rocket and Posters. We’ll GLOGG!!
LOCATION: BAM Rose Cinemas and BAMcafé
This event stands to introduce comics and cartoonists of Color to the Borough that is BROOKLYN. Dieselfunk Studios and The Dieselfunk Show will be at table 15 from 11AM to 5PM.
Founded by the Magnificent Deirdre Hollman, (who also happens to be a Co-founder of The Schomburg Black Comic Book Day) has started up trouble again with:
The BLACK COMICS COLLECTIVETheir Motto: CREATORS + COMMUNITY = THE BLACK COMICS COLLECTIVE