Artist/Illustrator and creator of the Afrofuturist comic Matty’s Rocket, Tim Fielder joins us for a live presentation this Wednesday, 4/27, 2-4pm 14E -304. Tim is a New York City based cartoonist and the founder of Dieselfunk Studios. Matty’s Rocket is a galaxy spanning tale about the adventures of space pilot, Matty Watty. This animatic series is based in an alternative past where the pulp stylings of Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis collide with the real world events of World War 2, FDR, Nazis, the Harlem Renaissance and the oppressive Jim Crow era:
Hailing from the rural Mississippi Delta, Matty is a very strong young black woman with the charm and beauty of the girl next door. Through her ability to be forthright, honest, and hardworking she manages to get her space pilots license and eventually her own rocket ship. Of course this doesn’t come without stress, as illustrated by Matty’s prematurely grey hair.
Attached is an electronic copy of the first issue, courtesy of the artist. Come meet Tim Fielder in person Wednesday!