Greetings Dieselfunkateers! And So it BEGINS! Here is the trailer for
INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale Trailer.
INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale drops on January 19th 2021. Pre-Order Here
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! We proceed on the #RoadtoINFINITUM. As Afrofuturism makes its unrelenting march across the globe, Dieselfunk Studios finds itself showcased within the most ultimate of governmental institutions.
‘INFINITUM An Afrofuturist Tale’
Will be showcased during UNESCO’S Diverse Future Matter Summit. This showcase between Author-Illustrator Tim Fielder and fellow Afrofuturist Ytasha Womack discusses the graphic novel,. ‘INFINITUM An Afrofuturist Tale’, which will be published by HarperCollins Amistad ON January 19th, 2021! We will take a deep dive on how INFINITUM came about, the art and process, as well as premiering the new book trailer. Click on the accompanying zoom link
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FRIDAY DEC 11 – INTL. MOUNTAIN DAY – 2:00-3:30 PM EST
The Metabaron’s Juan Giménez TRIBUTE BOOK!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Many years ago Jean Giraud (aka Moebius), and Alejandro Jodorowsky collaborated on an aborted DUNE movie. The story behind it ultimately produced the 2013 entertaining cautionary tale documentary, ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune”. But apparently the partnership would continue in the graphic novel series L’INCAL. One of the ground breaking characters created in the series was the ultimate warrior, METABARON. After the main L’INCAL story was told, Jodorowsky took it upon himself to continue the story of the Metabaron legacy. The artist chosen for that series was the great Juan Giménez, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Giménez’s art and mechanical style had a huge influence on my work over the decade.
I became aware that a book would be produced honoring Giménez’s life and work. Amazing artist, Miquel Montlló (of Starship Warship Jolly Roger fame) was gracious enough to put me in contact with comic historian, Emilio Gonzalo Mallo who was organizing the project. I was amazingly given the green light to produce an image and of course, The Metabaron came to mind.
It was my honor to be a part of the project which will be announced at a future date.
BACK TO IT!
Lo and Behold. Women In Comics Convention TODAY! at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. I had to come up for air for a second from working hard on INFINITUM. I was asked by Supah Sistah Supreme, Regine Sawyer, Founder of Women IN Comics, to moderate an AWESOME panel titled:
Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics
Comics are going through disruptive change with the ever present nature of more advanced technologies. This panel investigates the different forums of showcase, consumption, and distribution of the comicbook medium. Panelist will also cover how these elements can be covered in an educational context within the physical and virtual learning environments.
Brooklyn Public Library is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) in New York State. At the close of the workshop, attendees with be issued a certificate for 1 hour of CTLE credit.