Author: Tim Fielder

About Tim Fielder

Tim Fielder is a Lifelong Afrofuturist, Conceptual Designer, and Graphic Novelist. Author of Matty's Rocket and one half of The Dieselfunk Show.
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Dieselfunk Dispatch: BSAM’s Reynaldo Anderson Talks the State of Afrofuturism

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! The Dieselfunk Dispatch has a special guest today with Dr. Reynaldo Anderson. 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. […]

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: FX’s ‘Pose’ Star Indya Moore on Career, Season Finale

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Indya Moore, star of FX’s Pose, talks to the Dispatch about her career, acting process, and life philosophy. SDCC is now coming to an end, and The Dispatch wanted to bring something unique for you folks. Ryan Murphy is without question one of the dominant storytellers in motion media over the last decade. […]

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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 […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Making Malice with Comic Creator Micheline Hess

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Today we interview comics industry veteran Micheline Hess. Hess is known for many works over the years but most prominently for Malice in Ovenland. DD: How are you today, Micheline? MH:  Very well, thanks! DD: I hear you there. So how is the industry going for you right now as a creator? MH:  […]

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Dieselfunk Dispatch: Shawn Martinbrough Talks Thief of Thieves and Society of Illustrators

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! We are back with The Dieselfunk Dispatch. Today’s interview features the one and only Shawn Martinbrough. This industry vet has produced over the years for many mainstream comic companies, working with such iconic characters such as Batman, Luke Cage, Hellboy, and Black Panther. At the moment Shawn is doing art chores for Valiant’s Shadowman […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch Artistwatch: Jerome Walford of Forward Comix

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! This is Tim Fielder introducing yet another series called Artistwatch! Sort of like Overwatch… kinda. Artistwatch will showcase artists with a unique take on the visual image. Invading our brains today is Jerome Walford of Forward Comix. The rapidly morphing nature of the comics industry has produced creators who utilize unconventional means to […]

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Dieselfunk Dispatch: Celebrating Cons of Inclusion with ECBACC Founder Yumy Odom

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Now more than ever it’s important that fans from all backgrounds feel safe and accessible within the fandom world. I’ve spoken to several convention creators who come from a person of color, female, and/or LGBTQ background to get their input on where things are and where they are going. We start with one […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Conventions of color, gender, and inclusion are everywhere! Over last weekend with the “Postponement till Further Notice” from Universal FanCon, the critical noise got quite heavy. But rising from that trauma was a defiance against the perception that people of color, women, and LGBTQ groups can’t make things happen. For every one event […]


Dieselfunk Dispatch: Why WICOMICON? With Nerds of Color’s Keith Chow

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! WICOMICON COMETH! Like a Phoenix from the ashes, WICOMICON has come to save the day after the abrupt postponement of Universal FanCon. This event, formed in only a few days, seems to be a move towards the positive in this sorely needed period for Fandom for Inclusion. It’s amazing what can happen when […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: What is Matty’s Rocket?

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! What is Matty’s Rocket? Hmm… well, this is an embarrassing oversight. It just occurred to me that I’ve been writing the Dieselfunk Dispatch for several weeks and I never even talked about the graphic novel I’m doing beyond the title.  What is all of the trudging through the snow, setting off printing runs, […]

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Dieselfunk Dispatch: The Tick Season 2 Begins Filming

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! The Tick season 2 begins! This is Tim Fielder of The Dieselfunk Dispatch signing in. I was out on my neighborhood block recently and noticed the standard parking signs announcing filming would be taking place. This wasn’t that odd as Law & Order has shot extensively in the area. Lo and behold! The mystery was revealed. […]

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Free Admission at Kids Comicon at Bronx Community College Today

Greetings Dieselfunkateers!  A quick Dispatch.  The 12th Annual KIDS COMICON is happening TODAY. Kids Comicon, also known as KCC has entertained children and families for years with their fun and friendly comicbook and fandom offerings. Started 12 years ago by The Legendary Alexander Simmons and Gene Adams, KCC has beaten the odds and is mounting yet another […]


Dieselfunk Dispatch: BSAM MEMPHIS! With Sheree Renée Thomas

Greetings Dieselfunkateers! We are here today with Writer and Poet, Sheree Renée Thomas.“The Black Speculative Arts Movement is like an Afrofuturistic traveling medicine show of science fiction authors, artists, scholars, activists, educators, artisans, and filmmakers,” Sheree tells us, and she is hosting today’s Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) Memphis Black to the Future! in Memphis, Tennessee, […]

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

Creator Tim Fielder has been chronicling the self-publishing of his original comic, Matty’s Rocket. Read previous columns here. [Note from Jude Terror: Starting with this week’s column, Tim Fielder has joined Bleeding Cool as a regular contributor! I’m posting this final Dispatch (under his name), and then Tim will be taking over posting next week. Yay! […]