Pacifica Radio is known for doing cutting edge content showcasing the progressive ideals inherent in intellectual and progressive thought. Tomorrow morning, I, Tim Fielder, will be interviewed on WBAI about all things Matty’s Rocket.TUNE IN!!!!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers!The Schomburg Black Comic Book Day happens this coming weekend. Part of life is a continual assessment of one’s goals.We rate, compare, retool, and strategize steps based upon our past , present and future. Our present thought, based upon past experience: No company can survive without content in the present and future. Thusly, right out the gate, Dieselfunk Studios is committed to DELIVERING PRODUCT, no matter how large or small.
I’ve always loved the fully painted Calendars of the early to mid 20th Century. Whether the subjects ranged from naval, aeronautics, or Santa drinking a coke, I respect the craft and detail that each artist put into the work. Further, such a product extends the world-building of the primary Matty’s Rocket Story.
Consider the month of January: Matty pilots her Strato-capsule into Earth Orbit.
Or perhaps, June: Duke, the famed Jazz composer, comes to the Harlem Sector’s Apollo Pavilion. What sort of ride would Duke fly in look like? (Closeup below) Check out the Matty’s Rocket 2018 Calendar to see.
Greetings Dieselfunkateeers!2017 has been a BANNER YEAR.While the two prior years were all about being visible, this year continued that trend buttressed with a lot of behind the scene work.We began the year capturing footage for The Dieselfunk Show at The Women’s March and Inauguration of Donald Trump.Diametrically opposed activities I assure you.
During that entire period, time was found to work with the writer Brandon Easton on a short story for George Takei’s NEW FRONTIERS, whom we also had the chance to Glogg as well.We would end the summer at Blerd City and Afropunk in NYC.
The fall was spent focusing on the completion of ‘Matty’s Rocket: Book One’which came out in November.It’s 120 pages of hard work, pure heart, and focused joy.Writers, Junot Díaz, Valerie Boyd, Comic Gods John Jennings, Joyce Brabner, and Dawud Anyabwile and more graced us with contributions to the book.This was all made possible by the setup of our own in-house PRINT ON DEMAND operation.
Here is wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays and the brightest of New Years.
Greetings Dieselfunkateers!I hope your holiday season is off to a bang.Work is still ongoing throughout the holidays in the lab.There’s been some quite fascinating discussion online regarding the state of black comics and how best to market and sell them.All very helpful and useful ideas.In the discussion, it occurred to me that all cartoonists of color could in theory hack the marketing of the upcoming Schomburg Black Comic Book Day and Black Panther Movie to spread awareness about how individual works and the body of work in general.Thusly, I wanted take a moment to formally send out a notice for the following hashtag phrase: