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!!:-)

NITESHIFT Afrofuturism Special

NITESHIFT Afrofuturism Special

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

 

Dieselfunk Dispatch Comics Distribution

Dieselfunk Dispatch Comics Distribution

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! The Dispatch is BACK! We are presently on the perpetual Matty’s Rocket Book Tour in California.  It never really ends folks. Of course the Dieselfunk Dispatch continues. This time giving our breakdown on what makes up the Comic industry. I mean, you got your run of the mill floppies from the big majors and indie varieties, your thick ol graphic novels, and your prestigious format thingies. It’s enough to make a mug question just what is the Comic Book Industry? For the artists it means one thing, but for the publisher it means something altogether. Add in the digital disruption with distribution it makes for quite a tale. The Dieselfunk Dispatch goes in relatively deep, but simple enough for the regular reader to get an idea of how it goes down.

Check it out HERE  

Dieselfunk Dispatch: An Overview of Comics Distribution Channels

In the meantime I’ll go back down into the dungeon to get to work…:-)

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:-) 

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