Alexander Simmon’s Blackjack Wins!

Alexander Simmon’s Blackjack Wins!

ALEXANDER SIMMONS’ BLACKJACK WINS!

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Today we knock out two birds with one stone.  Firstly, I want to congratulate my colleague and partner Alexander Simmons for our win last night for East Coast Black Age of Comics Conventions’  GLYPH AWARD  for ‘Best Male Character’. The GLYPH celebrates comics created by and about people of color.  A real honor for this WIN.  I want to congratulate all of the winners at last night’s event.  Producing Blackjack: There Came A Dark Hunter was a Labor of Love.  Secondly, I was so happy that I wanted to add another entry into my monthly Black Comics Character series of paintings.  Last time we did AJALA. This time I wanted to depict Arron Day ‘aka’ Blackjack,  in an impossibly physical scenario that came to me during a sketch at the Black Speculative Movement event earlier this month.

We are closing out on the installation of my career retrospective show Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and Negroes. which runs from May 23-30th.  Reception May 26th 5pm-7pm.  The Gallatin Galleries 1 Washington Place 10002

Back To IT!

Markus Prime: The FanBros Experience

Markus Prime: The FanBros Experience

MARKUS PRIME: The FANBROS Experience. Greetings Dieselfunkateers! From time to time it helps to get out and recharge the visual batteries. One such way is experiencing the art of other artists. Case in Point;

Markus Prime’s B. R. U. H.

This event, put on by the world famous Fanbros at Brooklyn’s MoCADA Museum featured an In depth interview, signing, and Art showcase with an ARTIST for the Ages.

B. R. U. H. Indeed.

Black Speculative Arts Movement 2016

Black Speculative Arts Movement 2016

BLACK SPECULATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT 2016 #BsaM2016 Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The Dieselfunk Crew done flown to the land of St Louis to attend the First Annual Black Speculative Arts Movement at Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO.  May 6th-7th.  This event, under the direction of Masterminds Reynaldo Anderson and Maia Crown Williams, stands to breakout the box for all things that are BLACK, FUNKY, and FANTASTIC.

We Got MATTY’S ROCKET Issues 1-2 , BLACKJACK: THERE CAME A DARK HUNTER Graphic Novel, DIESELFUNK and MATTY T-SHIRTS, and assorted POSTERS!

Brother Anderson calls it the first leg of THE COSMIC CHITTLIN CIRCUIT:-)

INDEED

Blackjack Glyph Nomination!

Blackjack Glyph Nomination!

Blackjack GLYPH NOM!  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  I’m proud to announce that Blackjack, aka Arron Day, has been nominated for a prestigious GLYPH AWARD in the category of Best Male Character.  Held every year just before the famous EAST COAST AGE OF BLACK COMICS,  we are honored to be held in amazing company.  Congrats to all of the Nominees.

I will state publicly for the record, Blackjack, created by Alex Simmons, is a character that has a powerful legacy.  I was grateful when Alex allowed me to add my visual take on Blackjack and it has made all of the difference.  As a result, I am very very proud of our work on the graphic novel, Blackjack: There Came A Dark Hunter.  Brothers already have enough challenges through their real lives.  We owe it to ourselves to create multi-dimensional characters that can be both thoughtful and heroic if need be.  A special thanks and CONGRATS to ALEXANDER SIMMONS  for creating such a lasting character. I’m already at work on the next Blackjack graphic novel my friend.

Believe that.

Rosarium Indiegogo Rising

Rosarium Indiegogo Rising

ROSARIUM INDIEGOGO RISING.  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!   Just wanted to spend a moment to mention one of the publishers out there doing great work, ROSARIUM PUBLISHING.  Founded and run by Bill Campbell, this outfit has proven to be an important innovator and outlet for comic/written creators of color. Luminaries such as Micheline Hess, Keef Cross, Black Kirby, and Keith Miller are part of that crew.  Now they are taking it to the Next Level.  Heck, even Matty’s Rocket came into existence as a comic partly due to this unit.  ROSARIUM is moving forward with a very cool Indiegogo Campaign.

Pass the BASKET!:-)