FCC DISNEY I’m GLAD

FCC DISNEY I’m GLAD

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! When the Road is long, one has a lot of time to write. I was on a LIRR trip which gave me time to sit….if only for a bit.   I know there’s been a lot of tumult going on with the FCC ruling and the Disney/Fox purchase. The FCC action is largely looked down upon by most. Many are happy to see the Disney action. Many are not. However, do not be discouraged. No company or entity can claim all intellectual and creative space, although they may try.  Let me explain…

Don’t be sad. Be glad

Instead, look expansively at current events. I’ll explain. The FCC ruling was all about legacy corporate entities trying desperately to turn back the clock. The complete and total disruption of their industries by the internet demands that they turn back the reasonable, yet radical rules that net neutrality put in place. Will they succeed? The truth is, Comcast and their like can’t survive, let alone dominate, in a future where Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and God knows what other chaotic technology comes along. How soon before Uber offers “Movies in a Car”. Or “Take a Car to the Movies” option? Tidal may yet get it together. The old ways can’t compete with that.

Don’t be Sad. Be Glad.

Disney bought Pixar, Lucasfilm, Marvel, and now Fox, to Survive. Certainly, I’ll be amongst the throngs to happily consume the upcoming X-Men VS Avengers movie. But of course I in no way benefit monetarily from this. No doubt many will lose jobs. Particularly in the administrative class. But Disney did what they did because they had to. No different than Netflix buying Millarworld. IP ‘Intellectual Property’ is EVERYTHING. Have no fear young Jacob.

Don’t be Sad. Be Glad.

For the CONTENT CREATOR…BE GLAD.

Surely YouTube won’t shut down and then Casey Neistat, Roberto Blake, Gary Vaynerchuk , and We Are The Russos” will stop making kickass vlogs. No doubt Facebook Watch will continue broadcasting “George Takei Presents”, “Humans Of New York” and “ Dad Jokes”. Just like The Black Tribbles, Black and Blurd, Blerd Girl/Gurl/CityValkyrie Nerds, Afronerds and Tim Ferris’ will keep talking.

Atlanta will Return. She will still have to have it next Season. And Issa will still be brilliantly Insecure. Scifi’ Expanse will continue expanding like AMC will keep Walking. Tyler Perry will keep making a show a week. Plus do you really think HBO is throwing in the towel? Vice, GOT, REALLY?

Watch out for Shondaland on Netflix and OPRAH will still OWN mugs regardless of how much stock she sells. And Yes, PHLO will see the light of day.

And Laverne Cox will still dominate the Trans mainstream. Just like Indya Moore will POSE her way to Stardom. Welcome to Disney dear:-)

CNN, MSNBC, GMA, Today, The Young Turks, Democracy Now, Daily Kos, Reich’s Resistance, and HuffPost will continue to aggregate. Ain’t it Cool, Bleeding Cool, Comic Nerds of Color, Nerds of Color, CBR, They Call Us Bruce, Outhousers Taji Mag, Fabulize, and Comixcast will most definitely report. Even those crazy bastards at Redstate and Breitbart will still tell it however they want to see it.

And YES, The DIESELFUNK SHOW will continue.

Scholastic will still publish. Abrams will still publish, DC will still publish, Image will still publish and C Spike Troutman and Boom and Rosarium, and Fantagraphics, and Ava’s Demon And on and on and on.

Just like Big City, Lion Forge, Milestone 2.0, Kid-Comics and Corn Tortilla Comics will PUBLISH.

And YES, Dieselfunk Studios will PUBLISH.

And BLACK KIRBY will still draw just like James Mason, Micheline Hess ,N Steven Harris, Liz Mayorga, Aaron Diaz, Jeph Jaques, Chuck Collins, Keith Knight , David Brame, Daniel Warren Johnson, Jason Gonzales Jamal Igle, and yes, Stroman and even Barbara Brandon…just wait:-)

And YES. I’ll keep drawing and writing too.

Bendis will continue to write..thank goodness, like Walker, Easton, Garret, Sawyer, Gifted, Puryear/Alexander and Brabner, Hopkinson, Okorafor, Barnes, Elysée, Due, Jeffers, Burham, Peltier, Davis, Crownson, Díaz and Goodreaux.

133art and Peepgame will Print-On-Demand. Just like Dieselfunk.

I won’t even bother with music. They already know the deal when old industries try to stop newer, more dominant industries. Napster, Spotify,and Boston said so.

Too many to name and not enough time…

Think of it like Trump after Obama and now Alabama. That Pendulum done swung. And it’s gonna swang again.

Does a Disney or FCC thingy really mean you’re gonna stop? Is Zuckerberg or Besos or YOU gonna allow this to stop you from producing, or acting, or composing, or dancing, or filming, or writing or, Dare I say it…standing in long lines and VOTING?

Are you ready to walk through snow?

Even through a graveyard, for your Content like I did today?

I am.

I’M GLAD.

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

Matty Matters

Matty Matters

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!   Decades ago I embarked on the mission to produce a character that would embody the spirit of adventure, fun, and drama.  Well actually, I’ve always tried to do that with every character I do.  I grew up looking at Superman, Batman, Buck Rogers, Star Wars.  As a child of the 60s-70s I had my heroes that allowed me to wonder.  But I oftentimes wondered what those of my parents generation and earlier had as lighthouses of valor?  Did they have a Flash Gordon or a Rocketman?  Sadly, the answer was NO.  Representation of people of color was systemically depicted in the most stereotypical fashion; if at all.  When it came to genre’s such as Science Fiction and Action Adventure, there was literally no representation at all; with only obscure exceptions.  Black and Brown boys and girls, let alone men and women, could not see themselves in outer space.  Upon the arrival of the 1960-70s things would begin to slowly change.  There was Lt. Uhura and Lando Calrissian.  But they often seemed alone…literally the only black people in space.  In the remote chance they were present, they would die at the hands of the alien or monster…just before the credits rolled or our comic came to an end.  More regressive was the depiction of female characters in an over-sexualized state.  This is and still remains rampant in comics.  In a crazed yet equal way, the mysogyny of female characters are not bound by color or ethnicity.  Nothing more sobering and insidious than seeing our earth mother heroine wearing a thong.  There would be no escape for us.

But…Perhaps it didn’t have to be that way?

Matty’s Rocket is designed to go beyond such limitations while acknowledging our past history.  No doubt this story is designed specifically for women of color but the universality of the themes aspire to connect with everyone.

BIG NEWS coming up shortly.  Stand by!

THE RED PILL!  DIESELFUNK JOURNAL 3

THE RED PILL! DIESELFUNK JOURNAL 3

Age doesn’t matter, gender doesn’t matter, youth doesn’t matter, exclusivity doesn’t matter, even beauty doesn’t matter.  That ethereal element known as technology has liberated the masses.  Know THIS:  As stated in a recent interview by my twin bro, “We are all PLAYING WITH HOUSE MONEY NOW.” 

After many months of painstaking and patient work, Dieselfunk Studios has now acquired the components of OUR PRINT-ON-DEMAND setup to manufacture OUR books.  While many challenges remain, we will endeavor to MAKE OUR Art books, hardbound books, floppies, slipcovers, comics, graphic novels, novels children’s, even apps.  You name it, WE will do it.  I want to issue my most humble and sincere thanks to my Wife and playwright magnifique Melanie Maria Goodreaux, my partner in All Things Dieselfunkshow and Dieselfunk, Jim Fielder, my mentor and watchtower, Boston Fielder, my brother Arthur Jafa, and Thank God, my Parents who are still here to see it, Arthur and Rowena Fielder.  Couldn’t have made the marathon without my Brothers from other mothers Marc Florestant and David Littlefield and Sister Dee Barnes.  Gotta also mention my boys Jacob and Max neice/nephews Cole and Zora.  Enormous thanks go to my Friends , Supporters and Inspirators, Motherboxx brethren John Jennings, Stacey Robinson, Prison City Partner David F Walker. Afrofuture Maestros Toniesha L Taylor,  Reynaldo Anderson, Kintra Jallow TTDS dudes Alexander Simmons, Chris Ryan, Tarra K Rhymes,  Greg Anderson Ellysee,  Kadija George, Comixcast Maven Joyce Brabner and of course the Originator Baba Dawud Anyabwile.  Thank you ALL.  

This last part I have to keep separate from the main post.  MOST DIRECTLY, this initiative would not have happened without the tremendous advice frankly gracious support of my friends and POWER COUPLE Jason and Kemi Reeves of the Illustrious www.133art.com   Much LOVE and RESPECT to you Both.

Lord Help Me.  I’ve taken the RED PILL?!!!:-)

Captain Battle Dark Defender of Harlem Sector

Captain Battle Dark Defender of Harlem Sector

CAPTAIN BATTLE:  Dark Defender of Harlem Sector

 

 

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  A very quick update on the upcoming release of MATTY’S ROCKET 3:  UNEXPECTED GUESTS.  Work is closing out on the story and I must say, I feel it’s my best work yet.

EXTRA EXTRA!!  Matty’s Rocket issues 1 and 2 will be REISSUED very shortly with BRAND NEW CONTENT.  Amongst that content I am introducing:

CAPTAIN BATTLE.

Take a bit of Sam Battle, the First Black New York Police Department Officer

Add in a bit of Walter B Gibson’s The Shadow 

Then pop a smidgeon Eugene Bullard, first African-American military pilot.

Pay your respects to the Character that got you back in the GAME,

Alexander Simmons’ Blackjack

Finally set it in the same universe as:

And you’ve got:

 

STANDBY