The Dieselfunk Glog

The Dieselfunk Glog

The DIESELFUNK GLOG.  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The Dieselfunk Crew is presently in route to Cleveland, Ohio to participate in the historic COMIXCAST RNC.  Comixcast, founded by the Legend, Joyce Brabner (Real War Stories, Brought To Light, Our Cancer Year) has undertaken the task of gathering together cartoonists of diverse backgrounds to report, draw, and protest the The Republican National Convention.  

So, exactly what is a GLOG?  Well if a Blog is digital journalism via words, and a Vlog is digital journalism via Video, then a GLOG is digital journalism via GRAPHICS.  The Dieselfunk Way of graphics journalism will encompass Cartooning, Google Glass Video clips, and Digital Portraiture.

We will be Comixcasting LIVE for the next 4 Days.  Neither Rain, Sleet, Snow, or Teargas will stop US!

FURTHER, We have the honor of not only working via Comixcast, we are going to be sending out repeated clips to the Illustrious Ones…THE OUTHOUSERS.

DIG IT BABY!

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!

AJALA Birthday Surprise!

AJALA Birthday Surprise!

AJALA Birthday Surprise!  Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Work continues in the studio towards completion on multiple fronts.  The only course of action, take a little at a time.  As I burn fuel on one tank (say with David Walker’s collab), I then jump to Matty 3, then on to Sam Delany’s PUSHERS.  Again to Ruby Redreaux, then maybe some BOX of BONES. Decided to finish off the promised poster for N Steven Harris and Robert Garrett’s AJALA.  

Back to IT!

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!:-)