Greetings Dieselfunkateers! The Glyph Awards were announced last night and to our humble delight, Matty’s Rocket was awarded 3 Glyph Awards. https://ecbacc.com/2018-glyph-comics-awards-winners/
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I must thank my wonderful Wife, Mel, who has supported me on this journey, my Brothers, and of course as always, my Parents and Kids. Additionally, I want to thank all of the amazing scholars, artists and trusted friends that helped to form what this story is about. This would not have happened if you guys didn’t make it so. As my Friend, Alex Simmons suggested; “…all good things come in threes! I’d like to say THANK YOU to The East Coast Black Age of Comics organization for this prestigious award and a nod of acknowledgement to all of the nominees and winners.
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.
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.
Dieselfunk on the Road!East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC)! Glyph Awards! Atlantic City Boardwalk Con (ACBC)!GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS! It’s a big weekend coming upon us. The Dieselfunk Crew will be attending 2 HUGE conventions and and awesome awards ceremony. First we head out on Friday 5/15 to ACBC in Atlantic City, NJ. Then quickly head out to the City of Brotherly Love Philadelphia for the Glyphs Awardsceremony (MATTY IS NOMINATED FOR 4 AWARDS!) that evening. Saturday morning 5/16 we attend ECBACC! tableing with Alex Simmons. Afterwards, we head back to Atlantic City to stay overnight for a Full Day Sunday 5/17 at ACBC! I’ll be doing signings, workshops, and generally speaking as loudly as I can to do this thing!
Also, Matty’s Rocket is BACK IN STOCK! Whatever is purchased I sign with a drawing of a Spaceship, Alien, or Robot.
HOLD ON TO YOUR VALUABLES…Unless of course you’re buying a copy:-)