NPR’S CLOSER LOOK WITH ROSE SCOTT on BLACK METROPOLIS & Tim Fielder

NPR’S CLOSER LOOK WITH ROSE SCOTT on BLACK METROPOLIS & Tim Fielder

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  BUCKET LIST LEVEL ACHIEVED!

NPR’S CLOSER LOOK WITH ROSE SCOTT ON

BLACK METROPOLIS: 30 YEARS OF AFROFUTURISM, COMICS, MUSIC, ANIMATION, DECAPITATED CHICKENS, HEROES, VILLAINS AND NEGROESEMILIA BROCKWABE  https://www.wabe.org/episode/closer-look-black-metropolis-exhibit-of-comic-book-artist-tim-fielders-work-stockbridge-mayor-anthony-ford/We talked about Afrofuturism and my experience.  Also, special tip: on the site you’ll see a preview of INFINITUM.  As an artist I have longed to be recognized for my work on a deeper level.  For me, this extends beyond the borders of the comic industry into the deeper community at large.  To achieve this goal I have my ‘goto’ outlets, one of which was always to be interviewed by National Public Radio.  This wonderful experience was conducted by the Great Rose ScottScott is known for hard-hitting journalism on both the local and international scene.  She brought it and I barely hung on from her probing queries.  Bah…I LOVED EVERY MINUTE as can be seen below:

This was a fulfillment of the highest magnitude.  I’d like to thank NPR, Rose, and crew, and WABE for all of their wonderful support and attention.

BLACK METROPOLIS CONTINUES at The Hammonds House Museum 

Tim Fielder
Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes 

October 12-November 25, 2018

Back To INFINITUM!

The AFROFUTURIST PODCAST does BLACK METROPOLIS

The AFROFUTURIST PODCAST does BLACK METROPOLIS

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! THE AFROFUTURIST PODCAST COMETH!  Tim Fielder here.  Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes continues its awesome run at the prestigious Hammonds House Museum.

JOIN US for a TALK in Podcasting Funk with a LIVE AUDIENCE

Saturday October 20th: at 4PM EST 

AT THE HAMMONDS HOUSE MUSEUM
503 Peeples Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

with Ahmed Best (STOMP/ Jar Jar Binks in STAR WARS

and Lonny J Avi Brooks, PhD. Afrofuturist ScholarAssociate Professor in Strategic Communication–Imagining the Future of Media, Cal State East Bay

We talk about all things Dieselfunk, Matty’s Rocket, INFINITUM, and AFROFUTURISM.

TUNE IN.

 

Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes

Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes

Greeting Dieselfunkateers!  SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT at the Hammonds House Museum:

Tim Fielder
Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes 

October 12-November 25, 2018

OPENING NIGHT:    Hammonds House Museum (map)     

Hammonds House Museum

From the Hammonds House:  Join us for the opening night of Black Metropolis. Black Metropolis presents decades of published and unpublished work by artist Tim Fielder. The primary focus of this show is to bring to light work that was part of the visual foundation that exists in this present ’Age of Afrofuturism’. Black Metropolis is the visual and emotional ideal, not necessarily the physical construct, of an infinite cosmopolitan space where Black People can be anything or anyone they choose in the PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE.   https://www.hammondshouse.org/events/2018/10/12/opening-night-black-metropolis-30-years-of-afrofuturism-comics-music-animation-decapitated-chickens-heroes-villains-and-negroes

Obviously I am immensely proud of the show.  It has always been a fascinating idea of my art being viewed in a gallery space.  In America, comic books have largely had a disposability applied to it. Occasionally, some aspects of comic art have made its way into the work of fine artists such as in the case of Russ Heath’s panels in Roy Lichtenstein’s pieces.  In this instance, my sector of art-making has always been involved around the depiction of Black People within science fiction and comic book environments.  This present period, which I call The Age of Afrofuturism, has bound together the characteristics of Speculative Art and Sequential Art with the binding glue of Afrocentricity.  The context of my, now 30+ year career touching on the music industry, animation, game design, film, and comics is a time capsule that is both enjoyable and moving. Further, I will be showcasing previews of my next upcoming graphic novel, INFINITUM.  The fact that the Hammonds House has chosen to feature my life’s work as the finale for their 30th year of existence is humbling and I am very thankful.   Expect more events surrounding the show as the WEEKS go on.  Very exciting times.

Masterminded by Curator, Boston Fielder, and shepherded by Hammonds House Executive Director, Leatrice Ellzy Wright, the show revives into a world where audiences are clamoring for its specific brand of content.  Black Metropolis initially premiered in 2016 at New York University’s Gallatin Galleries with the guidance of Keith Miller and Meredith Theeman. Black Metropolis has always been an initiative to showcase my work in a traveling show.  I am so happy and proud to have this project continue at the Hammonds House Museum.

SEE YOU THERE!

 

Matty at Brooklyn Book Festival: ESCAPE YOUR DESTINY

Matty at Brooklyn Book Festival: ESCAPE YOUR DESTINY

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The lab is in heavy workmode on INFINITUM.  But, sometimes we gotta make a journey out the door to talk about all things Matty’s Rocket.  I have the honor of participating in a wonderful panel discussion moderated by NY Times Children’s Book Editor, Maria Russo.  Fellow artists, Ibi Zobo, Jen Wang, and myself will be present at the Brooklyn Historical Society libary at 5:00 PM!  Tremendous THANKS to Calvin Reid and Liz Koch!

https://www.pw.org/literary_events/escape_your_destiny

SEE YOU THERE!:-)

 

INFINITUM In-Progress

INFINITUM In-Progress

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Coming back up to the surface to give a update.  Beyond writing the occasional Dieselfunk Dispatch for Bleeding Cool its been 24-7 INFINITUM.  This book is a bit of a diversion from the world of Matty’s Rocket, which I love of course.  I came up with the initial concept for INFINITUM back in the 1990s and refined the concept in the early 2000s.  The present form the story and art are taking is due to a more recent series of events, but, I’ll save that for another time.  Let’s just say, this is just one of the Afrofuturist Epics I’ve aspired to do over the decades. 

The motivation is to deliver a story as Epic in written scale as any film by Kurosawa and as Massive in visual complexity as a graphic novel by Moebius.  Will it succeed?  Can’t say.  But we are definitely going ALL IN.

BACK TO IT!

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