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 Black Metropolis presents decades of published and unpublished work by artist Tim Fielder.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.
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!
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
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.