METABARON Juan Giménez Tribute Book

METABARON Juan Giménez Tribute Book

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.




WINC: Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics

WINC: Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!

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.

Participants are:

Micheline Hess (Artist: Malice In Ovenland)

Marguerite Dabaie (Artist/Writer: THE HOOKAH GIRL AND OTHER TRUE STORIES

Clairesa Clay (Scholar and Founder of Blerd City)

Mia Charlene White (Assistant Professor at The New School for Social Research

Greg Anderson Elysée (Writer: Is’nana The Were Spider)

Shawn Martinbrough (Artist: Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves, Shadowman)

And of course moderated by Tim Fielder (Writer/Artist: Matty’s Rocket)

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.

TODAY: June 30 2018, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM  Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA


Matty’s Rocket WINS 3 Glyph Awards  

Matty’s Rocket WINS 3 Glyph Awards  

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The Glyph Awards were announced last night and to our humble delight, Matty’s Rocket was awarded 3 Glyph Awards.




I must thank my wonderful Wife, Mel, who has supported me on this journey, my Brothers, and of course as always, my Parents and Kids.  Additionally, I want to thank all of the amazing scholars, artists and trusted friends that helped to form what this story is about.  This would not have happened if you guys didn’t make it so.  As my Friend, Alex Simmons suggested; “…all good things come in threes!  I’d like to say THANK YOU to The East Coast Black Age of Comics organization for this prestigious award and a nod of acknowledgement to all of the nominees and winners.


NITESHIFT Afrofuturism Special

NITESHIFT Afrofuturism Special

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  NITESHIFT. Mike Sargent is a longtime Afrofuturist and Media God.  I had the privilege to be interviewed by Mike for his radio/podcast program for the:
This particular episodes features myself, Tim Fielder,  in addition to:

John Boyega (Star Wars/Pacific Rim) ,

Lena Waithe (Ready Player One/Master Of None),

Eric Dean Seaton (Legend of The Mantamaji)

Check it out HERE


Dieselfunk Dispatch Comics Distribution

Dieselfunk Dispatch Comics Distribution

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! The Dispatch is BACK! We are presently on the perpetual Matty’s Rocket Book Tour in California.  It never really ends folks. Of course the Dieselfunk Dispatch continues. This time giving our breakdown on what makes up the Comic industry. I mean, you got your run of the mill floppies from the big majors and indie varieties, your thick ol graphic novels, and your prestigious format thingies. It’s enough to make a mug question just what is the Comic Book Industry? For the artists it means one thing, but for the publisher it means something altogether. Add in the digital disruption with distribution it makes for quite a tale. The Dieselfunk Dispatch goes in relatively deep, but simple enough for the regular reader to get an idea of how it goes down.

Check it out HERE  

Dieselfunk Dispatch: An Overview of Comics Distribution Channels

In the meantime I’ll go back down into the dungeon to get to work…:-)