Dieselfunk Studios is a multimedia company that specializes in narrative stories told in sequential, app, and virtual formats. We strive to move the form forward in traditional and emerging markets.
Our first project is the comic series, Matty’s Rocket. Matty’s Rocket is a galaxy spanning tale about the adventures of space pilot Matty Watty. This comic series is based in an alternative past where the pulp stylings of Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis collide with the real world events of World War 2, FDR, Nazis, the Harlem Renaissance and the oppressive Jim Crow era, Watch as Matty navigates her vessel through a dangerous world filled with evil villains, heroic feats, alien oddities and down home adventure.
Tim Fielder is a Glyph Award winning Illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has a lifelong love of Visual Afrofuturism, Pulp entertainment, and action films. He holds other Afrofuturists such as Samuel Delany, Steven Barnes, Octavia Butler, John Jennings, and Stacey Robinson as major influences. 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 is an educator for institutions such as the New York Film Academy and Howard University. He is also known for his TEDx Talk, on the subject of Afrofuturism, and for founding ‘AFROFUTUREFEST’, the first branded collective booth of creators of color in New York Comicon history. Tim makes his home with his wife and children in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Harlem.