DIESELFUNK YEAR IN REVIEW.
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Very quick update because the work NEVER STOPS. Dieselfunk Studios has now passed through our 2nd year with Matty’s Rocket the Comic Series and begun production of The Dieselfunk Show.
We started out with the premiere of Matty’s Rocket 2 at Planet Deep South.
Did Comic workshops in The Mississippi Delta, Schomburg Museum, Jackson MS and Columbus, Ohio.
We had a MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL showcase of 30 Years of work in comics and Afrofuturism titled ‘BLACK METROPOLIS: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and, and Negroes.
This work would have us invited to The White House at the First Annual South By South Lawn event in which the Dieselfunk Crew drew President Obama and performed the first Digital Plein Air painting of the Whitehouse…without being sniped I might add:-)
This year closed out with an AWESOME New York Times expose on Afrofuturism featuring the likes of Rhianna, Beyonce, Solange, Ytasha Womack, Rasheeda Phillips, and yours truly, Tim Fielder. This is added on by Bleeding Cool’s preview of Matty’s Rocket 3 and the premiere of The Dieselfunk Store for all of your Matty’s Rocket and Afrofuturistic goods!
I did not think that this year could top last year. BUT IT DID. Very very Grateful and Humbled.
We look forward to even BIGGER THINGS coming for 2017.
THE DIESELFUNK STORE is LIVE
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! The week keeps getting more and more AMAZING. We are now announcing THE DIESELFUNKSTORE www.dieselfunkstore.com You remember all of those shirts, comics and posters, apps, and toys you jokers been bothering us about all these years…?
Well It’s Christmas Time and…
NYTIMES: BLACK METROPOLIS & MATTY’S ROCKET
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Over the last 7 months an awesome amount of work was done by writer goddess Ruth La Ferla on the subject of Afrofuturism in The NEW YORK TIMES article titled
Afrofuturism: The Next Generation
Covered within the article is my one man show, ‘BLACK METROPOLIS: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and, and Negroes. and my retro-afrofuturism comic, Matty’s Rocket!
As I have been a participant of the form for over 30 years, it is indeed a moving emotion that comes to bear. BLACK METROPOLIS, and MATTY’S ROCKET represents my particular take on the depiction of black culture within a technological and socially expansive based Past, Present, and FUTURE of WHO and WHAT WE ARE.
Expect MORE NEWS to come over the coming days with a behind the scenes expose on Black Metropolis, Matty’s Rocket, Afrofuturism, Dieselfunk, Dieselfunk Studios, INFINITUM, The Dieselfunk Store, and The Black Speculative Arts Movement.
I want to thank Ruth La Ferla, Boston Fielder, Ed Marshall Photography, Richardine Bartee, Genesis Rivera, Sabaah Folayan, Reynaldo Anderson, Angelica Rogers, Keith Miller, Meredith Theeman, Liza Jesse Peterson, John Jennings, Stacey Robinson and last but most certainly not least, My FAMILY.
Matty’s Rocket 3 Coming Soon!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Work is coming to a close soon on Issue 3 of Matty’s Rocket: Unexpected Guests. As always, we strive to make sure our visual narrative works just as hard as our written narrative. Expect shortly online ordering of ALL issues of Matty as well as other merchandise in our revamped store.
BLACK ENTERPRISE Black Comics Roundtable
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Imagine if a call was made to some of the most innovative creators around to discuss the state of BLACK COMICS. ThIs was done today at Black Enterprise Magazine offices. Under the careful guidance of Author, Samara Lynn, (with George Carmona running Shotgun) illustrious artisans such as Naseed Gifted (Khem Comic Fest, Dilettante J Bass (PB Soldier), Regine Sawyer (Lockett Down Productions), Joseph P Illidge (Lion Forge/Solarman), N Steven Harris (Solarman), Micheline Hess (Malice In Ovenland), Dewunmi Roye Okupe (Youneek Studios/ Malika Kickstarter), and myself, Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket /The Dieselfunk Show) laid waste to the myth that brothers and sisters don’t read and create comics.
Derek Dingle (co-founder of MILESTONE MEDIA and Senior VP/Editor-In-Chief of Black Enterprise Magazine) beamed down to let us know that we are doing important work. (I promise you the light beam was not photoshopped:-)
Well Alright Then:-)
Look at the replay of the Black Enterprise Black Comics Roundtable Periscope. Most importantly, look out for the upcoming October issue of Black Enterprise Magazine IN PRINT and ONLINE.