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!

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!!:-)

BLACK METROPOLIS RETURNS

BLACK METROPOLIS RETURNS

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  BLACK METROPOLIS RETURNS!  It’s looks like its gonna be one of those days.  Back in 2016 I had the privilege of presenting a career retrospective of my work at Gallatin Galleries curated by Keith Miller.  This show has formed one of the pillars of my present efforts, which is to SHOW THE WORLD MY WORK!  

With that, I am proud to announce at the prestigious Hammonds House Museum

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

The Hammonds House Museum is very clear:

Our mission, “to preserve, exhibit, interpret and increase public awareness about the contributions that visual artists of African descent have made to world culture” is the underpinning of the of the institution’s ongoing work. 

Presently, the Legendary Carrie Mae Weems is exhibiting with as well as amazing artists such as Felton Eaddy.  Also please note:  Hammonds House is presently celebrating their 30th year anniversary.  BLACK METROPOLIS will be the GRAND FINALE for this Celebration taking place during the final quarter of the year.  More NEWS to Come!  Check out the news link HERE  http://artsatl.com/tag/hammonds-house-museum/

For you folks who didn’t get around to it before now you’ve got another chance.  You’d best believe Daddy is gonna be putting on a show and drawing portraits.  You betta dressup and whatnot:-) 

BLACK ENTERPRISE speaks to Tim Fielder on AFROFUTURISM

BLACK ENTERPRISE speaks to Tim Fielder on AFROFUTURISM

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  BLACK ENTERPRISE ON AFROFUTURISM!  It’s so fascinating to see the world we are in now.  Where visuals that depict people of color within speculative scenarios are now mainstream.  AFROFUTURISM is now MAINSTREAM. 

The Black Panther has now crossed 1 Billion Dollars worldwide and continues on.  Wrinkle In Time is out doing good business as well.  This is all due to the contemporary media state where the demand for content morbidly outstrips the content supply.  As a result, media companies, whether they be traditional or new, are all in the CONTENT WAR.  This means subject matter that never would have even been considered before is now MAINSTREAM.

I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE on the subject of Afrofuturism.  I was asked to come in and speak on the subject of Afrofuturism.  HUGE pleasure to work with Bigwig Samara Lynn, Media Maven Selena Hill, and special acknowledgement to Sharon Wynne. I had a Blast!  Check it out HERE  or click BELOW

Finally! A Solid Definition of Afrofuturism and How It Relates to ‘Black Panther’

Matty on Publishers Weekly MORE TO COME

Matty on Publishers Weekly MORE TO COME

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  Just getting back in from our most recent stop on The #mattysrocketbooktour.  Just before leaving, I was honored to be interviewed by the Legend, Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.  I was recently having a conversation with a colleague about how important Calvin’s work is with regards to the medium of comics and graphic novels.  The medium has in this gentleman, an ambassador and town cryer; something every industry needs in order to survive.  Everyone has that thing that they do well, do with passion, and would do for free.  Calvin LOVES COMICS.  

This is exhibited most profoundly in his work as host of: PW’s MORE TO COME.

We talked about Matty’s Rocket, my process, Black Panther, Dieselfunk Studios, and our upcoming graphic novel, INFINITUM.

Calvin is like ‘The Shadow’ with that frikin ring.  He turned it towards me and I suddenly got dizzy and had to follow his commands.  Unwillingly!:-)  I gave a scoop for MATTY’S ROCKET BOOK TWO!

ITS NOT MY FAULT!!!:-)

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