Enter the Afrofuturism of Infinitum with Tim Fielder

Enter the Afrofuturism of Infinitum with Tim Fielder

Tim Fielder is a NYC based graphic novelist, concept designer, and animator.  He is known for his award winning graphic novel Matty’s Rocket and TEDx Talk on the subject of Afrofuturism.  As a life-long afrofuturist, he has aspired to create works that explore the dramatic narratives generated in the intersections of race and technology[...]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: BSAM's Reynaldo Anderson Talks the State of Afrofuturism

Anderson is a prominent scholar in Africana studies, social movements, and a creator of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM). On a massive scale, Anderson is a scholar is arguably the foremost scholar on the subject of Afrofuturism at this moment in history.[caption id="attachment_907097" align="aligncenter" width="372"] Image courtesy of BSAM[/caption]DD: How are you today, sir?RA: I am doing[...]

Malika: Warrior Queen's Dewunmi Roye Okupe Talks Animation and Kickstarter

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Today we have one of the masters of trans-media storytelling and entertainment, Dewunmi Roye Okupe. In this talk we discuss Okupe's work, company, and creative ventures. DD: How goes it today, Roye? DRO: Doing perfect, sir! Honored to be here. DD: Honored to have you. To begin, one characteristic indicative of your company, […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Abrams ComicArts Announces Start of 'Parable of the Sower' Graphic Novel Adaptation

This, however, does bode well for the adaptation, as the team won the Eisner award just a day ago for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's Kindred.[caption id="attachment_890597" align="aligncenter" width="585"] Artwork John Jennings[/caption]Octavia Butler, who passed away in 2006, is without question accepted as the Mother of Afrofuturism.Butler wrote the Parable series to great[...]

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Dieselfunk Dispatch: SDCC Afrofuturism Lounge with LaWana Richmond, Keithan Jones, and Jason Reeves

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Today we speak with the co-organizers of the first annual Afrofuturism Lounge What exactly is the Afrofuturism Lounge? There are many venues that have come about that showcase the talents of creators of color within a speculative space Taking place over Friday and Saturday evenings July 20th-21st from 7-11 p.m at Broker's Building Gallery as counter-programming[...]

N.K. Jemisin's "The Fifth Season" Is An Expectation-Breaker

[rwp-review-recap id="0"] There are some writers who stick out because of their consistent clarity of voice, insight, and unique vision. N.K. Jemisin is one of those rare people. The Fifth Season, book one in her Broken Earth trilogy, gives us a world formed by massive earthquakes and those who can protect others from them. The […]

Comics Featured As High Culture In New York Times Article On Afrofuturism

Aiming to identify the next generation of Afrofuturism, La Ferla writes: In part, Afrofuturism, an aesthetic dating roughly from the 1970s, has taken on a new public face through a new generation of recording artists — Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott and Janelle Monáe among them — who have given it not only a voice, but also[...]