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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, […]

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Dieselfunk Dispatch: John Jennings Talks Box of Bones and Making Monstrosities

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! John Jennings, artist of the graphic novelization of Octavia Butler's Kindred (done with writer Damian Duffy), took a moment to chat with the Dispatch about the upcoming Box of Bones and to share a bit of Butler news. Box of Bones, co-created with Ayize Jama-Everett, is published by Rosarium Publishing.   DD: What […]

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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 […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Black Heroes Matter Founder Uraeus Speaks

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! The Dieselfunk Dispatch has a special episode today We have the honor and privilege of interviewing Uraeus, creator of the movement known as Black Heroes Matter and co-founder of The Black Heroes Flash Mob and the recent Wicomicon.DD: How are you doing today, sir?

U: Motivated and highly inspired! So good to speak with you.DD:[...]

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Dieselfunk Dispatch: Graphic Novels, Release Schedules, and Ramen Noodles

Yay! Now over to Tim...]Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! I wanted to take this Dieselfunk Dispatch to clarify a bit more about how art and stories are produced within the context of comics and graphic novels I can’t count the number of times I’ve had an artist or writer or artist/writer come up to me and ask how[...]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Manufacturing Floppies vs. Graphic Novels

Creator Tim Fielder has been chronicling his self-publishing of his original comic, Matty's Rocket. Read previous columns here. Fielder writes for Bleeding Cool: Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Weathering the financial burden of being a small shop that can deliver printed product without depending on someone else is an enormous task. To be successful you must master the manufacturing […]


Dieselfunk Dispatch: Indie Wonders at WonderCon 2018 with Jason Reeves of 133art

We interrupt your regular weekly Dieselfunk Dispatch with three reports from the floor of WonderCon in Anaheim Read previous issues of the Dieselfunk Dispatch here.Tim Fielder writes for Bleeding Cool from Wondercon:Greetings Dieselfunkateers! I have been on my #mattysrocketbooktour for the last few weeks and had to make a few stops in California[...]

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Dieselfunk Dispatch: An Overview of Comics Distribution Channels

You can read the first three Dieselfunk Dispatches here, here, and here. Greetings Dieselfunkateers! So as I’ve taken on this challenge of defining what Dieselfunk Studios aspires to it helps to be clear on the playing field We discussed the publishers But who and what are the comics distribution channels and commerce venues? From my POV I’d say they[...]

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Dieselfunk Dispatch: Planet Deep South and Celebrating the Black Panther

You can read the first two Dieselfunk Dispatches here and here Though we originally intended to post an update on a different topic, Tim sent us this more timely one today on the weekend Black Panther broke a billion dollars worldwide Next week, we'll post the originally planned article on the comics market.Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Back[...]

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Tim Fielder Shares a Journey of Self-Publishing in Dieselfunk Dispatch

I want to welcome you to the first edition of The Dieselfunk Dispatch I was asked by "The Illustrious One," Jude Terror, to make a weekly report on my specific journey as a publisher While the idea of self-publishing is by no means nothing new, emerging and maturing technologies make for an exciting run of[...]