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!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Lo and Behold. Women In Comics Convention TODAY! at the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. I had to come up for air for a second from working hard on INFINITUM. I was asked by Supah Sistah Supreme, Regine Sawyer, Founder of Women IN Comics, to moderate an AWESOME panel titled:
Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics
Comics are going through disruptive change with the ever present nature of more advanced technologies. This panel investigates the different forums of showcase, consumption, and distribution of the comicbook medium. Panelist will also cover how these elements can be covered in an educational context within the physical and virtual learning environments.
Micheline Hess (Artist: Malice In Ovenland)
Marguerite Dabaie (Artist/Writer: THE HOOKAH GIRL AND OTHER TRUE STORIES
Clairesa Clay (Scholar and Founder of Blerd City)
Mia Charlene White (Assistant Professor at The New School for Social Research
Greg Anderson Elysée (Writer: Is’nana The Were Spider)
Shawn Martinbrough (Artist: Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves, Shadowman)
And of course moderated by Tim Fielder (Writer/Artist: Matty’s Rocket)
Brooklyn Public Library is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) in New York State. At the close of the workshop, attendees with be issued a certificate for 1 hour of CTLE credit.
TODAY: June 30 2018, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
SEE YOU THERE!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted. FEAR NOT; the Lab has been in WORK MODE! Today I’ll be publicly previewing my next graphic novel, INFINITUM at BOOK EXPO (BEX) during a group panel moderated by the GREAT Calvin Reid, Senior Editor of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, titled:
Graphic Novels You Can’t Miss of 2018
BOOK EXPO: JACOB JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER
05/30/2018, 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM, Location: 1E10
More information on the panel: What are the essential graphic novels for your store coming your way in 2018? Moderated by Publishers Weekly’s Calvin Reid, this panel introduces you to the upcoming comics you can’t miss — and the authors: Tim Fielder (Matty’s Rocket), Blue Delliquanti (Meal), David Small (Home After Dark), and Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!). From science fiction to sports to memoir to food, with these graphic novels, there will be something for every reader.
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/
BEST FEMALE CHARACTER
STORY OF THE YEAR
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.
BACK TO WORK!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! NITESHIFT. Mike Sargent is a longtime Afrofuturist and Media God. I had the privilege to be interviewed by Mike for his radio/podcast program for the:
NITESHIFT AFROFUTURISM SPECIAL.
This particular episodes features myself, Tim Fielder, in addition to:
John Boyega (Star Wars/Pacific Rim) ,
Lena Waithe (Ready Player One/Master Of None),
Eric Dean Seaton (Legend of The Mantamaji)
Check it out HERE