Dieselfunk Studios Presents:  MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK 1

Dieselfunk Studios Presents: MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK 1

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Tim Fielder here. It is my distinct pleasure, and the pleasure of the Dieselfunk Studios team to present MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK ONE.

This book has been a labor of love that I have wanted to do for many decades. Each panel has been painstakingly painted and composed. Each line of dialogue and concept design has been lovingly attended to. This book collects the stories of Matty’s Rocket 1-3 with a few narrative surprises, tons of extra content, and guest contributors.I gave it everything I had.  I hope you feel the heart and love that went into it as well.  For the individual issues and the Graphic Novel go to: www.dieselfunkstore.com

I call it Bande DessiNoir.  More on this later…

Speaking of Guest Contributors. The most sincere THANKS to:
Junot Díaz,
Valarie Boyd,
John Jennings,
Andre Peltier,
Kat Fajardo,
David Brame,
Sharon Lee De La Cruz,
James Mason,
Barbara Brandon-Croft,
Dawud Anyabwile,
and the woman who gave me my start in the biz, Joyce Brabner.

This book wouldn’t exist without your contributions.










Warmest Regards, and ENJOY!

Tim Fielder
Creator of Matty’s Rocket

Finally, For the individual issues and Graphic Novel go to: www.dieselfunkstore.com

High John Conqueror Now On The Dieselfunk Show

High John Conqueror Now On The Dieselfunk Show


Greetings Dieselfunkateers, This will be a quick post.  As stated before we are in constant reassessment of what needs to be done to make our initiatives work.  We stated in our last journal entry that High John Conqueror would be folded into The Dieselfunk Show (TDFS).  Why?  from a perspective of BRANDING, VIEWS, CONTENT, and ATTENTION; the fact is, TDFS captures more mindshare than High John Conqueror.  However, High John Conqueror provides added value for The Dieselfunk Show.  So all of the experts we’ve consulted with have stated CONSOLIDATE.

But you know me.  I then began to debate about whether or not it would be a gradual transition or just immediately begin airing High John from the next episode 8 on alternate days between TDFS.  Our Decision:  because High John is only a few episodes in we will start it over for all of TDFS subscribers who haven’t seen it.  It’s gonna hurt but..


With that, Standby for  High John Conqueror, NOW on The DIESELFUNK SHOW.  

The Dieselfunkcosphere Dieselfunk Journal 2

The Dieselfunkcosphere Dieselfunk Journal 2


Greetings Dieselfunkateers!   We are now entering the third week of creating content for The DIESELFUNK SHOW (Please SUBSCRIBE & HIT the Bell Button for NOTIFICATIONS)  Make no mistake about it, PRE- blog, vlog, GLOGG, and COMATIC is a very different conversation than POST blog, vlog, GLOGG, and COMATIC.  Why?  Well to discuss content creation is a different action than actually creating it.  Now I won’t beat around the bush, this is very hard work.  Long hours, intense focus, and ultimately in some cases, sleep deprivation.  This…All while producing COMICS.  Add to this I’m working with my Twin Brother JIM FIELDER; which makes it without question THE MOST FULFILLING WORK OF MY LIFE.

As I stated in my earlier post, this would be a process of learning and adjusting. We are constantly working on generating content.  We have finished our first professional photo session, conducted by the awesome Amy Frushour Kelly http://www.frushour.org/ that will be used to promote our operation..  First thing we’ve noticed with respects to Youtube is that SEO optimization and thumbnails are KEY.  This will grow even more complex as Facebook ramps up its video monetization scheme…hint: IT WILL BE WAR:-) Further, when you are starting out it makes more sense to consolidate your channels into ONE channel.  Now if you’re already down the road a bit thats okay as you can share playlists on the other channels.  Honestly, it’s a bit of a bear maintaining both The Dieselfunk Show and High John Conqueror, although I love them both.  However, upon listening to Youtube creator/ consultant Derral Eves http://derraleves.com/ and Youtube Maestro/creator/consultant/graphic designer, Roberto Blake http://robertoblake.com/ we have devised a plan. First step is High John Conqueror will likely be folded into The Dieselfunkshow. This extends to more than just Youtube.  We will CONSOLIDATE ALL CONTENT. 


Every INTEREST will utilize CONTROL of manufacturing and distribution which becomes a SEGMENT of the larger PROGRAM.  This reduces the amount of maintenance from each separate channel.  So you’ve got the Dieselfunk GLOGG, OLD BLACKMAN TALES and HIGH JOHN CONQUEROR all consolidated into THE DIESELFUNK SHOW.  With more to come.



Back to It!

Dieselfunk Show SXSL At The Whitehouse

Dieselfunk Show 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


Dieselfunk Glog In The New York Times Again!

Dieselfunk Glog In The New York Times Again!




Hey People, the Dieselfunk Crew is now in the New York Times Race/Related section once more.  As Jim and I are still sorting out the checks and balances in this new way of doing things, we learn along the way.

The WORK Continues

Special shoutout and acknowledgement to Damian Cave and Angelica Rogers for taking the conversation on Race/Related even DEEPER. 

Dieselfunk GLOG AGAIN  http://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/2016/08/14/race-related?nlid=76257882