Uhura Meets Matty!

Uhura Meets Matty!

Matty's Rocket No. 1 signed for Nichelle Nichols

UHURA Meets MATTY!  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  NICHELLE NICHOLS has Matty’s Rocket!  

I had the historic and honored privilege to present Ms Nichols, Esteemed Actress and aka ‘The Godmother of AfroFuturism’, with Matty’s Rocket (and Alex Simmons’ Blackjack: There Came A Dark Hunter).  I have been very public about the tremendous influence Ms Nichols (and Gene Roddenberry’s) work had on Matty, my art, and the way Diversity is moving our society forward. Heck, visually speaking, Matty is directly modeled after the smart and elegant Lt. Uhura (albeit with diesel fumes:-)  I recall the story of Dr King encouraging Ms Nichols to continue her role as Lt. Uhura.  Thank Goodness she took his advice.  Moving from her work with STAR TREK, NASA, and STEM initiatives, we ALL owe her a great debt.

Now we will Endeavor to make Matty Aspire to the same Heights.

TEDx Jackson DONE!

TEDx Jackson DONE!

TEDxJackson DONE! Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  TEDx was Amazing.  I’ve met so many great people and generated much art over the last 5 days.  The talk itself went amazingly well.  After a bit of networking with fellow TEDx’ers the trip culminated with an incredible series of comicbook workshops and a live comicbook art performance.  So it wasn’t all play.  In total, a 28 page breakdown for “Ronnie and the Golem God” and a 9 page story called “Railside Assault” was produced in collaboration with DJ Venom.  Daddy had to WORK!  Extra Special thanks to Dave Pharr, Alissa Joseph, Lisa Joy Potts, Nina Parikh, Joy Parikh, Pam Shaw,  Tim Mask, Lucky Town Brewery, and the illustrious DJ Venom of Offbeat.  We Will be Back!

Next UP:   Samuel R. Delany’s Pushers.  Matty’s Rocket 2 and 3!

Comicbook Workshop and Live Comicbook Show

Comicbook Workshop and Live Comicbook Show

Tim Hanging with Storm Troopers

Comicbook Workshop and Live Comicbook Show.  Greetings Dieselfunkateers! TEDxJackson Adventures!  Today Saturday, November 14 The TEDX TRAIN DONT’ STOP!

12:00 – 12:45pm and 1:00-1:45
Comicbook Workshops
. Graphic Novelist Tim Fielder teaches the process and techniques of sequential art narratives,  (Location: OFFBEAT / 151 Wesley Ave)  Buy a $15 Poster and get a FREE CUSTOM DRAWING!

3:30 – 4:30pm
Live Comic Illustration
.  Graphic Novelist Tim Fielder & DJ Young Venom team up! Tim Fielder completes live illustration to the fine beats of DJ Young Venom.
(Location: Lucky Town Brewery / 1710 N Mill St)

Tedx

Tedx

TEDx Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  It’s a Journey but we have travelled from NYC to Jackson, Mississippi for the BIG TEDxJackson Event.  Rehearsals are done and I anticipate massive turnout!  Special Thanks to Sam Young, Nina Parikh, Pam Shaw and my road dog Melanie Maria Goodreaux for all of their patience and support.  Standby for updates! 

TEDx and Samuel R. Delany’s PUSHERS, Matty’s Rocket 2

TEDx and Samuel R. Delany’s PUSHERS, Matty’s Rocket 2


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TEDx and Samuel R. Delany’s PUSHERS, Matty’s Rocket 2.  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS.  I will be conducting a TEDx Talk on November 12, 2015. The finishing touches on all aspects of the trip are being finalized.  Expect more news shortly.  Work in the studio is once again moving forward on Sable Literary Magazine’s LGBT issue due out shortly.  I have the honor of interviewing and adapting a story by the Master of Science Fiction and Father of Black Science Fiction, Samuel R. Delany.  Finishing touches are being put on Matty’s Rocket 2.  Also, goofing around with finally doing drawings that aren’t set in the 1930′s:-)