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!:-)

 

WINC: Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics

WINC: Exploring the Forum & Format of Comics

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.

Participants are:

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!

Road To INFINITUM: BOOK EXPO Today!

Road To INFINITUM: BOOK EXPO Today!

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.

BE THERE!!:-)

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