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!

 

NPR’S CLOSER LOOK with Rose Scott on BLACK METROPOLIS & Tim Fielder

NPR’S CLOSER LOOK with Rose Scott on BLACK METROPOLIS & Tim Fielder

NPR’S CLOSER LOOK with Rose Scott on BLACK METROPOLIS & Tim Fielder

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!

BUCKET LIST LEVEL ACHIEVED!

EMILIA BROCKWABE  https://www.wabe.org/episode/closer-look-black-metropolis-exhibit-of-comic-book-artist-tim-fielders-work-stockbridge-mayor-anthony-ford/We talked about Afrofuturism and my experience.  Also, special tip: on the site you’ll see a preview of INFINITUM.  As an artist I have longed to be recognized for my work on a deeper level.  For me, this extends beyond the borders of the comic industry into the deeper community at large.  To achieve this goal I have my ‘goto’ outlets, one of which was always to be interviewed by National Public Radio.  This wonderful experience was conducted by the Great Rose Scott

 

Scott is known for hard-hitting journalism on both the local and international scene.  She brought it and I barely hung on from her probing queries.  Bah…I LOVED EVERY MINUTE as can be seen below:

This was a fulfillment of the highest magnitude.  I’d like to thank NPR, Rose, and crew, and WABE for all of their wonderful support and attention.

 

 

BLACK METROPOLIS CONTINUES at The Hammonds House Museum 

Tim Fielder
Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes 

October 12-November 25, 2018

Back To INFINITUM!

Matty at Brooklyn Book Festival: ESCAPE YOUR DESTINY

Matty at Brooklyn Book Festival: ESCAPE YOUR DESTINY

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!

The lab is in heavy workmode on INFINITUM.  But, sometimes we gotta make a journey out the door to talk about all things Matty’s Rocket.  I have the honor of participating in a wonderful panel discussion moderated by NY Times Children’s Book Editor, Maria Russo.  Fellow artists, Ibi Zobo, Jen Wang, and myself will be present at the Brooklyn Historical Society libary at 5:00 PM!  Tremendous THANKS to Calvin Reid and Liz Koch!

https://www.pw.org/literary_events/escape_your_destiny

SEE YOU THERE!:-)

WINC: Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics

WINC: Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!

Lo and Behold.  Women In Comics Convention TODAY! at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.  I had to come up for air for a second from working hard on INFINITUM.  I was asked by Supah Sistah Supreme, Regine Sawyer, Founder of Women IN Comics, to moderate an AWESOME panel titled:

Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics

Comics are going through disruptive change with the ever present nature of more advanced technologies. This panel investigates the different forums of showcase, consumption, and distribution of the comicbook medium. Panelist will also cover how these elements can be covered in an educational context within the physical and virtual learning environments.

Participants are:

Micheline Hess (Artist: Malice In Ovenland)

Marguerite Dabaie (Artist/Writer: THE HOOKAH GIRL AND OTHER TRUE STORIES

Clairesa Clay (Scholar and Founder of Blerd City)

Mia Charlene White (Assistant Professor at The New School for Social Research

Greg Anderson Elysée (Writer: Is’nana The Were Spider)

Shawn Martinbrough (Artist: Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves, Shadowman)

And of course moderated by Tim Fielder (Writer/Artist: Matty’s Rocket)

Brooklyn Public Library is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) in New York State. At the close of the workshop, attendees with be issued a certificate for 1 hour of CTLE credit.

TODAY: June 30 2018, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM  Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA

SEE YOU THERE!

NITESHIFT Afrofuturism Special

NITESHIFT Afrofuturism Special

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  NITESHIFT. Mike Sargent is a longtime Afrofuturist and Media God.  I had the privilege to be interviewed by Mike for his radio/podcast program for the:
NITESHIFT AFROFUTURISM SPECIAL.  
This particular episodes features myself, Tim Fielder,  in addition to:

John Boyega (Star Wars/Pacific Rim) ,

Lena Waithe (Ready Player One/Master Of None),

Eric Dean Seaton (Legend of The Mantamaji)

Check it out HERE