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!

 

METABARON Juan Giménez Tribute Book

METABARON Juan Giménez Tribute Book

The Metabaron’s Juan Giménez TRIBUTE BOOK!

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Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Many years ago Jean Giraud (aka Moebius), and Alejandro Jodorowsky collaborated on an aborted DUNE movie.  The story behind it ultimately produced the 2013 entertaining cautionary tale documentary,  ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune”.  But apparently the partnership would continue in the graphic novel series L’INCAL.  One of the ground breaking characters created in the series was the ultimate warrior, METABARON.  After the main L’INCAL story was told, Jodorowsky took it upon himself to continue the story of the Metabaron legacy.  The artist chosen for that series was the great Juan Giménez, who sadly passed away earlier this year.  Giménez’s art  and mechanical style had a huge influence on my work over the decade.

I became aware that a book would be produced honoring Giménez’s life and work.  Amazing artist, Miquel Montlló (of Starship Warship Jolly Roger fame) was gracious enough to put me in contact with comic historian, Emilio Gonzalo Mallo who was organizing the project.  I was amazingly given the green light to produce an image and of course, The Metabaron came to mind.

It was my honor to be a part of the project which will be announced at a future date.

BACK TO IT!

 

 

PRIMER 2020 TALK:  INFINITUM:  The Dynamic World and Character Building of an Afrofuturist Graphic Novel

PRIMER 2020 TALK: INFINITUM: The Dynamic World and Character Building of an Afrofuturist Graphic Novel

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Design Futures PRIMER2020! Talk

PRIMER 2020 TALK: INFINITUM: The Dynamic World and Character Building of an Afrofuturist Graphic Novel

 https://vimeo.com/432980318

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!

ROCKETGUT Interview!

ROCKETGUT Interview!

ROCKETGUT Interview!

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!

A CONVERSATION WITH TIM FIELDER, CREATOR OF ‘MATTY’S ROCKET’
Taking a quick sec to raise my head up from the Cintiq.  I had the pleasure of being interviewed by ROCKETGUT!

ROCKETGUT! is a space, art and culture website by Jason Davis and Porter McDonald.  We covered my beginnings in the south and my journey out and back into comics culminating with Dieselfunk Studios.

Enjoy!

https://www.rocketgut.com/stories/tim-fielder-mattys-rocket

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!:-)