Neon Bouncer

Neon Bouncer

NEON BOUNCER

 

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Took a quick break (lots of those lately) to do a color sketch of Chuck “DragonBlack” Collins’ BOUNCER for my ongoing black comic creator series thingy. Collins is definitely one of the major visual forces going in comics today. That said, his REAL secret weapon:  Mug can WRITE HIS BUTT OFF.  Check out Bounce The Comic at http://www.bouncethecomic.com/  and the Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Bounce

Matty’s Rocket 3 is about to head out to the printers.  But as you know, the work never stops.  Presently in comic story breakdown for an artistic collab with BLACK COMIX RETURNS scribe John Jennings for Author Stuart Jaffe’s BLUESMAN.

I’m working on it Fellas!  

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I’ve been on a bit of a voyage of artistic self-discovery lately with jaunts in Corel Painter and Clip Studio Paint. Nothing like finally being able to do quasi elegant inks in digital by switching from using a digital ink brush to a digital watercolor brush!!!  It only took 20 years to figure it out!  Who Knew!:-)

Back to it!

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Dieselfunk Year in Review

Dieselfunk Year in Review

DIESELFUNK YEAR IN REVIEW.  

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Very quick update because the work NEVER STOPS.  Dieselfunk Studios has now passed through our 2nd year with Matty’s Rocket the Comic Series and begun production of The Dieselfunk Show. 

We started out with the premiere of Matty’s Rocket 2 at Planet Deep South.

Won a GLPYH Award along with Alex Simmons for Blackjack: There Came A Dark Hunter’ 

Did Comic workshops in The Mississippi Delta, Schomburg Museum, Jackson MS and Columbus, Ohio. 

We had a MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL showcase of 30 Years of work in comics and Afrofuturism titled ‘BLACK METROPOLIS:  30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation,  Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and, and Negroes.  

Returned to East Coast Comicon, New York Comicon and SOLcon.

Joined the Comixcast crew (headed by the Legend, Joyce Brabner) in covering the Madness that was the Republican National and Democratic National conventions.

Co-created, along with Jim Fielder, an entirely new form of Digital Journalism called Glogging.  This effort resulted in starting production on our program called The Dieselfunk Show.

This work would have us invited to The White House at the First Annual South By South Lawn event in which the Dieselfunk Crew drew President Obama and performed the first Digital Plein Air painting of the Whitehouse…without being sniped I might add:-)

We’d go into the fall of the year with Glogging at the Star Trek Missions 50th Anniversary and participating in the Black Enterprise Comics Roundtable.

Had the honor of illustrating a story written by the Eisner Award and National Book Award winning Andrew Aydin for Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Liberty Annual.

This year closed out with an AWESOME New York Times expose on Afrofuturism featuring the likes of Rhianna, Beyonce, Solange, Ytasha Womack, Rasheeda Phillips, and yours truly, Tim Fielder.   This is added on by Bleeding Cool’s preview of Matty’s Rocket 3 and the premiere of The Dieselfunk Store for all of your Matty’s Rocket and Afrofuturistic goods! 

I did not think that this year could top last year.  BUT IT DID.  Very very Grateful and Humbled.

We look forward to even BIGGER THINGS coming for 2017.

Tim Fielder

Dieselfunk Studios

NY Times: Black Metropolis & Mattys Rocket

NY Times: Black Metropolis & Mattys Rocket

NYTIMES: BLACK METROPOLIS & MATTY’S ROCKET

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!   Over the last 7 months an awesome amount of work was done by writer goddess Ruth La Ferla on the subject of Afrofuturism in The NEW YORK TIMES article titled

Afrofuturism: The Next Generation

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/fashion/afrofuturism-the-next-generation.html

Covered within the article is my one man show, BLACK METROPOLIS:  30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation,  Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and, and Negroes.   and my retro-afrofuturism comic, Matty’s Rocket!

As I have been a participant of the form for over 30 years, it is indeed a moving emotion that comes to bear.  BLACK METROPOLIS, and MATTY’S ROCKET represents my particular take on the depiction of black culture within a technological and socially expansive based Past, Present, and FUTURE of WHO and WHAT WE ARE.

Expect MORE NEWS to come over the coming days with a behind the scenes expose on Black Metropolis, Matty’s Rocket, Afrofuturism, Dieselfunk, Dieselfunk Studios, INFINITUM, The Dieselfunk Store, and The Black Speculative Arts Movement.

I want to thank Ruth La Ferla, Boston Fielder, Ed Marshall Photography, Richardine Bartee, Genesis Rivera, Sabaah Folayan, Reynaldo Anderson, Angelica Rogers, Keith Miller, Meredith Theeman, Liza Jesse Peterson, John Jennings, Stacey Robinson and last but most certainly not least, My FAMILY.

Dieselfunk Show SXSL At The Whitehouse

Dieselfunk Show SXSL At The Whitehouse

DIESELFUNKSHOW  #SXSL at the WHITEHOUSE

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Identical Twins Jim and Tim Fielder bring their new technique of Digital Journalism, called GLOGGING, to South By South Lawn TODAY.  President Obama and the First Lady attended South By Southwest earlier this year and decided, BOOM, lets do it on the lawn of the Whitehouse!  Glogging, which is a hybrid of filmed interview and editorial cartoon illustration, has been featured in the New York Times and on CNET.  Tune in to the LIVE BROADCAST on https://www.facebook.com/dieselfunkshow/

Check out everything they’ve been doing for The Dieselfunk Show at www.dieselfunkshow.com

GLOGGING: TWIN STYLE!

Dieselfunking With Marshall Ramsey

Dieselfunking With Marshall Ramsey

DIESELFUNKING WITH MARSHALL RAMSEY  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Had the privilege of being radio interviewed by the Man Who Knows All Media, Mr. MARSHALL RAMSEY on his show NOW YOU’RE TALKING WITH MARSHALL RAMSEY .  Marshall is a fantastic cartoonist and speaker.  Further, the man shares an insightful knowledge on how to navigate this world we are in with respect to Technology, Health, and Art.  Mississippi Public Broadcasting carries the show hosted by Marshall and produced by the multi-talented Cherita Brint.

We discussed subjects ranging from Matty’s Rocket, The Dieselfunk Show, being a TEDx Speaker, creating a new form of Comics Journalism, Glogging for the New York Times, new media, self promotion and the reality of what it means to be an artist and entrepreneur in the 21st Century.  This conversation will definitely continue in the Near Future.

HOLD ON TO YOUR VALUABLES!:-)

Dieselfunk Show Interview link