THE COMET COMETH. Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Dieselfunk Studios is, again, an official festival partner of @CarnegieHall with a graphic novel adaptation exhibit, talks & reading of W.E.B. Du Bois’ seminal sci-fi short story, THE COMET. Jan-May 2024
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Black Metropolis returns at Hurleyville Arts Center during the Afrofuturism Celebration! Then Remains up till the end of September. Thats 2 FULL months of straight afrofuturist FIRE!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! I shall be attending San Diego Comicon this week.
So fascinating to be at this place in my career with panels and business meetings that are quite fulfilling. Tremendous thanks to Michael Davis of the Black Panel for allowing me to participate when he didn’t have to. Much appreciation to the Great Jeff Smith for the panel and signing I’ll be rocking with him on. And last, but definitely not least, to the always industrious LaWana Richmond for honoring me at the Afrofuturism Lounge. Schedule is as follows:
Location: Room 29AB (Signing after Talk at Cartoon Books Booth #2109)
Description: Bone creator Jeff Smith discusses his new graphic novel series TUKI. Smith will be joined on stage by Tim Fielder, the Afro-futurist author of the graphic novels INFINITUM and Matty’s Rocket. A signing will follow after the panel at Cartoon Books booth #2109.
Okay. So, Why Black Metropolis? What would compel me to put on a career retrospective?
This is a question I intend to answer in detail over the course of the festival. But as this is the first day I will simply say the following:
For all artists, audience members of any color, orientation, and gender; I’ve been working the margins of Black Speculative Art in comics and concept design since I was 12 years old. As of this writing I am 55 years old. I learned in only my middle age, that YOU ALONE are responsible for advocating for YOUR WORK. It’s not easy. in fact it’s downright exhausting. Plus I had plenty of help. However, it’s easily the most fulfilling, validating, and FUN activity of my life. Here’s the catch. You must: