Greetings Dieselfunkateers! BLACK METROPOLIS RETURNS! It’s looks like its gonna be one of those days. Back in 2016 I had the privilege of presenting a career retrospective of my work at Gallatin Galleries curated by Keith Miller. This show has formed one of the pillars of my present efforts, which is to SHOW THE WORLD MY WORK!
With that, I am proud to announce at the prestigious Hammonds House Museum…
Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and Negroes.
The Hammonds House Museum is very clear:
Our mission, “to preserve, exhibit, interpret and increase public awareness about the contributions that visual artists of African descent have made to world culture” is the underpinning of the of the institution’s ongoing work.
Presently, the Legendary Carrie Mae Weems is exhibiting with as well as amazing artists such as Felton Eaddy. Also please note: Hammonds House is presently celebrating their 30th year anniversary. BLACK METROPOLIS will be the GRAND FINALE for this Celebration taking place during the final quarter of the year. More NEWS to Come! Check out the news link HERE http://artsatl.com/tag/hammonds-house-museum/
For you folks who didn’t get around to it before now you’ve got another chance. You’d best believe Daddy is gonna be putting on a show and drawing portraits. You betta dressup and whatnot:-)
GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS! BLACK HISTORY MONTH Begins with a BANG! Author, illustrator, and animator Tim Fielder, lands on…
Friday February 2nd, 2018,
Tim will signing copies of MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK ONE, The Matty’s Rocket 2018 Calendar, and Posters!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Just in case you missed the 112BK episode earlier this week
BRIC Radio has the full episode via SoundCloud
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Schomburg TOMORROW!! Table 1!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! MASSIVE MEDIA continues on the road to 6th Annual Schomburg Black Comic Book Day on BRIC TV’s..
TONIGHT AT 10PM!
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Watch as the Awesome Brian Vines interviews a mug about Matty’s Rocket, Afrofuturism, The BUSINESS of Black Comics, The 6th Annual Schomburg Black Comic Book Day, and More.
Check it out HERE!
Check it out HERE!
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!