The Dieselfunk Mississippi Delta Comicbook Workshop was a BLAST!

The Dieselfunk Mississippi Delta Comicbook Workshop was a BLAST!

The Dieselfunk Mississippi Delta Comicbook Workshop was a BLAST! GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS!

The Cartoonists of the Young Lites program have delivered a blazing collection of comic stories ranging from the cerebral, colorful and dynamic.  So very very proud of these young ladies!  I was overwhelmed by the participation   (in very short notice) by Women Cartoonists who were willing to network with the students.  On the final day we had the Great Joyce Brabner (who gave moi his start in comics), hotshot Sha-Nee Williams, with an awesome video return chat by Diana Leto. I want to give a BIG THANKS to Young Lites Program Coordinator, Tarra Slack and to all of the industry pros who supported us on such short notice. They are:  Joyce Brabner, Sha-Nee Williams, Afua Richardson, Regine Sawyer, Barbara Brandon, Pamela Thomas (Museum Of Uncut Funk), Diana Leto, Micheline Hess and the Sister who started it all…Jackie Ormes.  

Dieselfunk Studios is Proud to have been a part of such a Historic Event.  Now on to the Next!

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Day 2 at of The Dieselfunk​ Mississippi Delta Comics Workshop.

Day 2 at of The Dieselfunk​ Mississippi Delta Comics Workshop.

Day 2 at of The Dieselfunk​ Mississippi Delta Comics Workshop.  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!    We are making progress on the stories and art.  Special thanks to Afua Richardson, Jennifer Crute, Diana Leto and Regine Sawyer​ for making themselves available to the Girls.  I will state the irony of 40 years ago when my brothers and I did comics in Clarksdale it was like being a social outcast.  Now cut to 40 years later and I’m asked to come in and teach comics to youth…in Clarksdale.  On top of that I was interviewed by the town newspaper.  It has been a very fulfilling experience.  Life is Ever Changing.  On to Day 3!

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Matty Tours the Low-down Dirty South!

Matty Tours the Low-down Dirty South!

Matty’s Tours the Low-down Dirty South!  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Our work takes us below the Mason Dixon Line to the Mississippi Delta Comics Workshop.

The Dieselfunk Crew has now set out once again to further spread the Gospel of Matty’s Rocket.  After a quick flight to Atlanta, GA to pick up my Dad (and Running Buddy), we proceeded to Clarksdale, Mississippi. Day One featured our girl students to the art of creating comics as well as to innovators of the form (Day 1 was Jackie Ormes, Micheline Hess and Barbara Brandon.  Special Thanks to Ms Tarra Slack for setting up the event. Next up our group will get more deeply into art creation.  Afterwards, Dad and I drove around and saw areas we haven’t visited in decades.  No doubt a cosmic event because I am bringing Matty back to her literal Birthplace.   Up next; DAY 2

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Dieselfunk Edu

Dieselfunk Edu

DIESELFUNK EDU  GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS!  Announcing DIESELFUNK EDU!  Lecturing, Workshops, Instruction, Demos, Presentations is what we do!  http://dieselfunk.com/edu

We are coming in to a finish on our visual arts projects within days if not hours. But our efforts are even more dynamic. We just did a Lecture at the Prestigious New York University.  Very shortly we will be going to conduct a Dieselfunk comicbook workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi.  This is done under the banner of Dieselfunk EDU.  Dieselfunk EDU is the educational and academic wing of Dieselfunk Studios. We specialize in providing workshops, lectures, hardware/software demos, and instructional services.  We work both independently and in collaboration with institutions with concurrent goals.  Our clients run the age and experience from Children, Teens, College students and Adults attending varied Educational and Entertainment institutions.  Led by Tim Fielder, Dieselfunk EDU strives to engage,  train and entertain audiences far and wide.

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BLACK TRIBBLES BLAST OFF WITH MATTY’S ROCKET AT ECBACC!

BLACK TRIBBLES BLAST OFF WITH MATTY’S ROCKET AT ECBACC!

BLACK TRIBBLES BLAST OFF WITH MATTY’S ROCKET AT ECBACC!  GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS! Had a Great time being interviewed by the Black Tribbles Crew!  Storm Tribble and Bat Tribble visit Philadelphia’s East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention and chat with ALEX SIMMONS (BlackJack), TIM FIELDER (Matty’s Rocket) and CALVIN GRACE (designer, Badger307 Studios)

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The Glyph Awards was a BLAST

The Glyph Awards was a BLAST

The Glyph Awards was a BLAST.  GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS!  Matty was in the running but we went home empty handed as the competition was powerful and inspiring.  BIG Congrats to all the WINNERS!  Next up is the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention today from 11am-7pm.  Stop on by…and BUY:-)  In the words of Stacey Blackstar Robinson, lots of work ahead!  Dieselfunk is stepping up the game on social networking… Please LIKE US!

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