MATTY Signing at SISTER’S UPTOWN!

MATTY Signing at SISTER’S UPTOWN!

GREETINGS DIESELFUNKATEERS!  BLACK HISTORY MONTH Begins with a BANG! Author, illustrator, and animator Tim Fielder, lands on…

Friday February 2nd, 2018,

at Sisters Uptown Bookstore in Harlem.

Tim will signing copies of MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK ONE, The Matty’s Rocket 2018 Calendar, and Posters!

SEE YOU THERE!  Photo Courtesy of Ed Marshal Photography
Matty’s Rocket on BRIC TV’s 112BK TONIGHT 10PM

Matty’s Rocket on BRIC TV’s 112BK TONIGHT 10PM

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  MASSIVE MEDIA continues on the road to 6th Annual Schomburg Black Comic Book Day on BRIC TV’s..

TONIGHT AT 10PM!

 

Check it out  HERE!

Watch as the Awesome Brian Vines interviews a mug about Matty’s Rocket, Afrofuturism, The BUSINESS of Black Comics, The 6th Annual Schomburg Black Comic Book Day, and More.  

Check it out  HERE!

Check it out  HERE!

Tomorrow! Matty’s Rocket on WBAI MORNING SHOW!

Tomorrow! Matty’s Rocket on WBAI MORNING SHOW!

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The Dieselfunk Train keeps on a-chuggin along ladies and gentlemen.  Media work is in FULL SWING as we approach The 2018 Schomburg Black Comic Book Day.

TOMORROW MORNING January 9th 6-8 AM The Dieselfunk Crew will be interviewed on:

Pacifica Radio’s WBAI MORNING SHOW

Hosted by: Michael G. Haskins + Andrew Jones

Pacifica Radio is known for doing cutting edge content showcasing the progressive ideals inherent in intellectual and progressive thought.  Tomorrow morning, I, Tim Fielder, will be interviewed on WBAI about all things Matty’s Rocket.  TUNE IN!!!!

and btw, FIGHT!

Schomburg Approacheth! Matty’s Rocket 2018 Calendar

Schomburg Approacheth! Matty’s Rocket 2018 Calendar

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  The Schomburg Black Comic Book Day happens this coming weekend.  Part of life is a continual assessment of one’s goals.  We rate, compare, retool, and strategize steps based upon our past , present and future.  Our present thought, based upon past experience: No company can survive without content in the present and future. Thusly, right out the gate, Dieselfunk Studios is committed to DELIVERING PRODUCT, no matter how large or small.

ANNOUNCING: Matty’s Rocket 2018 Art Calendar.   Keep your daily and monthly schedule while viewing wonderfully painted spaceships and world building to enjoy along the way.  Premiering at The 2018 Schomburg Black Comic Book Day January 12-13th.

I’ve always loved the fully painted Calendars of the early to mid 20th Century.  Whether the subjects ranged from naval, aeronautics, or Santa drinking a coke, I respect the craft and detail that each artist put into the work.  Further, such a product extends the world-building of the primary Matty’s Rocket Story.

Consider the month of January:  Matty pilots her Strato-capsule into Earth Orbit.

Or perhaps, June: Duke, the famed Jazz composer, comes to the Harlem Sector’s Apollo Pavilion.  What sort of ride would Duke fly in look like? (Closeup below)  Check out the Matty’s Rocket 2018 Calendar to see. 

Order: 

Matty’s Rocket 2018 Art Calendar HEREhttp://dieselfunkstore.com/product/mattys-rocket-2018-calendar/

Matty’s Rocket: Book One HERE

Back to It!

Dieselfunk Year End Review 2017

Dieselfunk Year End Review 2017

Greetings Dieselfunkateeers!  2017 has been a BANNER YEAR.  While the two prior years were all about being visible, this year continued that trend buttressed with a lot of behind the scene work.  We began the year capturing footage for The Dieselfunk Show at The Women’s March and Inauguration of Donald Trump.  Diametrically opposed activities I assure you.

Then we would go into a bout of travel.  We quickly moved into working with Professor Reynaldo Anderson’s BSAM at Texas’ Prairie View University COMM Week sponsored by the wonderful Professor Toniesha Taylor.  We joined BSAM again at Harris Stowe University in St. Louis.  We would close out the first half of the year at The Electrik Revival at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center.  The Motherbox/Black Kirby Crew was in full effect.

The Dieselfunk Show, featuring our Glogging technique , would premiere on Youtube!  High John Conqueror, the Comatic, would closely follow.

Summer hit, and it was off to the races.  The Dieselfunk Show Road tour begin in Jackson Mississippi, moving to New Orleans, then to Los Angeles, then up to Seattle, Tacoma, down to Portland, then to San Francisco.  We made a quick dash back down to San Diego for SDCC, then back to Los Angeles.  Our travels had us interviewing folks such as Ben Caldwell, our sponsor Isaiah Coberly of New Pencil, maker of the FLIPSTEADY, and the kind souls at Wacom Technologies.

During that entire period, time was found to work with the writer Brandon Easton on a short story for George Takei’s NEW FRONTIERS, whom we also had the chance to Glogg as well.  We would end the summer at Blerd City and Afropunk in NYC.

The fall was spent focusing on the completion of ‘Matty’s Rocket: Book One’ which came out in November.  It’s 120 pages of hard work, pure heart, and focused joy.  Writers, Junot Díaz, Valerie Boyd, Comic Gods John Jennings, Joyce Brabner, and Dawud Anyabwile and more graced us with contributions to the book.   This was all made possible by the setup of our own in-house PRINT ON DEMAND operation.  

Here is wishing you all the Happiest of Holidays and the brightest of New Years.

If you think 2017 was nuts, just wait till 2018!