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

2 Billion Eyeballs Dieselfunk Journal 1

2 Billion Eyeballs Dieselfunk Journal 1


Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The last week was a MASSIVE WEEK for Dieselfunk Studios.  High John Conqueror and The Dieselfunk Show have now premiered.  We have now moved on to the intricate and long term work of building a brand, audience, and market for our content.




I’ve kept a Journal for decades and used to writing down the occasional thought towards processing events.  It’s been a very useful exercise.  To that end, I’ve decided to take some time to write down my ideas on comics, media, and the REALITY that is the INTERNET.  We’ll call it say; THE DIESELFUNK JOURNAL.  I’m sure there are far more knowledgable and experienced folks in this area than I.  So if what I’m stating is old hat or irrelevant then simply ignore me.

In REAL NUMBERS, the mainstream comic book readership maxes out at 100-200 thousand readers give or take a few thousand. Spread proportionally over the level of strength and size of each publisher, access becomes a matter of life..and more often…Death.

So how does the one man/woman or independent shop, like DIESELFUNK STUDIOS, get in the game?  Not just the comic game, but the game that goes beyond that.  Well that’s what this journal series will be about.  We will investigate a lot, learn a lot, make mistakes…A LOT, and hopefully have the occasional bout of SUCCESS, a LOT:-)

Lets begin with the Thesis:  IFYOUTUBE has over 1 Billion users,   INSTAGRAM is at 7 Million users (pushing to reach 1 Billion by the end of the year), Facebook is virtually at 2 BILLION USERS!, and other networks are massive as well, would it not make more sense to GO ALL IN ON COMICS EXCLUSIVELY IN SOCIAL MEDIA.  Completely different Paradigm Right?



Of course,  there’s that sticky QUALITY, DISTRIBUTION, and MONETIZATION thingy…:-)

More thoughts to Come…

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Dieselfunk Show SXSL At The Whitehouse

Dieselfunk Show SXSL At The Whitehouse


Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Identical Twins Jim and Tim Fielder bring their new technique of Digital Journalism, called GLOGGING, to South By South Lawn TODAY.  President Obama and the First Lady attended South By Southwest earlier this year and decided, BOOM, lets do it on the lawn of the Whitehouse!  Glogging, which is a hybrid of filmed interview and editorial cartoon illustration, has been featured in the New York Times and on CNET.  Tune in to the LIVE BROADCAST on https://www.facebook.com/dieselfunkshow/

Check out everything they’ve been doing for The Dieselfunk Show at www.dieselfunkshow.com


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Dieselfunk Glog In The New York Times Again!

Dieselfunk Glog In The New York Times Again!




Hey People, the Dieselfunk Crew is now in the New York Times Race/Related section once more.  As Jim and I are still sorting out the checks and balances in this new way of doing things, we learn along the way.

The WORK Continues

Special shoutout and acknowledgement to Damian Cave and Angelica Rogers for taking the conversation on Race/Related even DEEPER. 

Dieselfunk GLOG AGAIN  http://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/2016/08/14/race-related?nlid=76257882

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Dieselfunk Glog in NY Times

Dieselfunk Glog in NY Times


Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The Dieselfunk GLOG Crew has been published in the The NEW YORK TIMES.  Look and subscribe to the Race/Related Newsletter Section and you will find the writeup.  It goes without saying how HUGE this is for my bro, Jim and me (as well as our Comixcast mates).  From a concept formulated on a Greyhound Bus to CNET and now to the Times.  The last two weeks have been absolutely INSANE.  On a personal note, I will state for the record this is a MASSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT for me individually as a cartoonist. If you ever wants to see an old blackman cry,checkthisquote:

Final mention and thanks to the ‘Programmeditor’, Angelica Rogers,  of The New York Times for being motivational and patient with a brother.


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DNC Done!

DNC Done!



It’s been an absolutely wild ride the last two weeks. Yesterday brought to an end the road journey around the chaos that is the intra-party pageantry of the American political system.   The Democratic National Convention was every bit as insane as a Bond movie. Who would have thought that my joke about there being Russians would actually come true:-)

The truly great experience was working with my twin brother Jim Fielder, on our new venture ’The Dieselfunk GLOG and SHOW. Expect more on that as we go along. Thanks to Joyce Brabner, founder of Comixcast, my Comixcast mates, and of course The Illustrious One’s, THE OUTHOUSERS, for letting me do my thang. Also, I want to acknowledge Black Enterprise Magazine’s , Derek Dingle, Maryann Reid, Hailey Wallace, and Sharon Wynne.  

Finally, none of this would have been known about without the continued tweeting, retweeting of the numerous bloggers out there.  All of theblerdgurls, afronerds, blacktribbles, blackgril nerds, yams and whathave you represent the end of the media world as we know it.  

Very quick note on GLOGGING.  IT’S FUN  



We’ll be Glogging with Joe Thomas of Atomic Comics, Ariell Johnson of Amalgam Comics, and the MAN, Danny Simmons of Rush Galleries.  Philly does indeedydo ROCK

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