Afrofuturism is an idea that has driven Tim Fielder’s remarkable career as a cartoonist and creative community leader. It has also led him to more than a few insights into the way ideas are converted into action, or manifested. His talk is practical, inspiring, and hilarious, particularly for anyone devoted to full-time creative output.
Tim Fielder is an Illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator born and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has a lifelong love of Visual Afrofutuism, Pulp entertainment, and action films. He has worked over the years in the storyboarding, film visual development, gaming, comics, and animation industries for clients as varied as Marvel Comics, The Village Voice, Tri-Star Pictures, to Ubisoft Entertainment. He also works as an educator for institutions such as New York University and the New York Film Academy. Fielder is the author and illustrator of Matty’s Rocket, a graphic novel which follows the adventures of Matty Watty, a strong female character named after his great-grandmother, from the Jim Crow-era Mississippi Delta to adventures deep into the galaxy. Fielder attended Jackson State for two years before transferring to the New York School of Arts. He has worked as cartoonist for Village Voice, Eclipse Comics and Marvel. He lives with his wife and children in Harlem.
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