Black Metropolis DAY 1!  FINISH, DELIVER & SHOW

Black Metropolis DAY 1! FINISH, DELIVER & SHOW

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  BLACK METROPOLIS: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and Negroes. As part of The Carnegie Hall Afrofuturism Festival Opened TODAY.  Feb 1st – Mar 31st at the Children’s Art Carnival 62 Hamilton Terrace, New York, NY 10031 Tuesdays- Sundays 12pm-7pm Closed Monday (Gotta Rest sometime right?)

Okay. So, Why Black Metropolis?  What would compel me to put on a career retrospective?  

This is a question I intend to answer in detail over the course of the festival. But as this is the first day I will simply say the following:
For all artists, audience members of any color, orientation, and gender; I’ve been working the margins of Black Speculative Art in comics and concept design since I was 12 years old. As of this writing I am 55 years old. I learned in only my middle age, that YOU ALONE are responsible for advocating for YOUR WORK.  It’s not easy. in fact it’s downright exhausting. Plus I had plenty of help. However, it’s easily the most fulfilling, validating, and FUN activity of my life. Here’s the catch. You must:
See you at the Show!!!!
The Carnegie Hall Afrofuturism Festival

The Carnegie Hall Afrofuturism Festival

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  At long last the time has arrived.  We are now fully in the Event Horizon.

The Carnegie Hall Afrofuturism Festival

A Celebration of all things Afrofuturist runs from February 1st – March 31st 2022.  A MAJOR announcement was made today by the highly respected, Carnegie Hall

We are happy to report that Dieselfunk Studios is well represented.  Our events range from our foundation event, the return of the career retrospective exhibit;

BLACK METROPOLIS: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and Negroes 

Running at the historic Children’s Arts Carnival, this exhibit taking place at this historic festival sets the record straight on an important component of Visual Afrofuturist history; The Art of Tim Fielder.  So much work has gone into making this historic Festival one for the history books.  No powder will be left dry, no stone left unturned.  More Info to Come!

Go to  IT IS ON!

Matty Movement Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”: I. Adagio

Matty Movement Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”: I. Adagio

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! When I’m doing my work, I oftentimes will have a soundtrack handy in Apple Music or on Youtube. However, I only listen to music that serves as a soundtrack for what I’m working on. Matty’s Rocket is a period drama set in the early to mid part of the retro-20th Century. So it helps tremendously to be in the zone. Music helps me do that. My go to is mostly the great John Barry. However, sometimes older music meant for different purposes serves a film better than the original score. The most famous example being the use of classical music for Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.

ENTER: Jerry Goldsmith. His ‘ALIEN’ soundtrack is one of the more sinister and elegant musical movements in film history. But of course my prior example applies for that film. The final song used in the first Alien movie was a romantic composition Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”: I. Adagio. It somehow does a brilliant job of signaling Ripley’s escape from the Xenomorph. Yet and still, it also showed a reference for the loss of life of the other crew members as well as the utter loneliness, melancholy, and ADVENTURE, inherent in Great Drama.

I want that for Matty’s Rocket.