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The Comet Cometh EXHIBIT

January 25 - May 5

Featuring the latest project from CAC Alumni Teaching Artist, Tim Fielder and Dieselfunk Studios. The Comet is a Graphic Adaptation of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ‘The Comet.’ In-Person Art Exhibit – (All Ages)

Tim Fielder adapts Black intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois’ seminal science fiction short story, ’The Comet’ into the graphic novel format. With The Comet, W.E.B. Du Bois, known for his significant influence on the American Civil Rights movement and Co-founding of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), created one of the first Afrofuturist narratives. The exhibit will showcase all of the sequential art that tells that powerful story in a unique way for the ages.

Opening reception: Thursday, January 25th, 6 – 8pm

Exhibition Dates: Friday, January 26th- Sunday, May 5th

Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm

Workshop: Saturday, Feb 10:  How to Draw Comics

Exhibition on view at the Children’s Art Carnival, 62 Hamilton Terrace, New York, NY 10031.
Weekday visits available by appointment only, email us at [email protected]

Tim Fielder and Dieselfunk Studios:


Press: Black Enterprise

Harlem Nonprofit Debuts W.E.B. Du Bois’ ‘The Comet’ Afrofuturist Exhibit








About: Tim Fielder

Tim Fielder is an Illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has a lifelong love of Visual Afrofutuism, Pulp entertainment, and action films. He holds other Afrofuturists such as Samuel R Delany, Octavia Butler, Pedro Bell, and Overton Lloyd as major influences.

Tim has worked over the years in the storyboarding, film visual development, gaming, comics, and animation industries for clients as varied as Marvel Comics (‘Dr Dre: Man With A Cold Cold Heart’), The Village Voice, Tri-Star Pictures (‘The Mothership Connection’), to Ubisoft Entertainment (‘Batman: Vengeance).

He is known for his graphic novel Matty’s Rocket and his TEDx Talk and BLACK ENTERPRISE interview on the subject of Afrofuturism.

His projects, Matty’s RocketINFINITUMBlack Metropolis and High John Conqueror are graphic stories from his company Dieselfunk Studios.

Most recently, his work was showcased in a career retrospective exhibition at The Hammonds House Museum. The show was titled Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and Negroes. Very soon Tim will be devoting time the the book variant of Black Metropolis which will be his Memoirs.

He has also worked as an educator for institutions such as New York University, The School of Visual Arts, New York Film Academy and Howard University in the areas of digital animation, concept design, and illustration. Tim has also been an independent animator on his work-in-progress animated film, ‘Harbinger’.

Tim, is an accomplished portrait artist. For decades he has produced illustrations of people from all walks of life from regular folks in the community to Presidents and celebrities. Along with his twin brother Jim, created the art form called Glogging, which showcases his portraits and is implemented in their Youtube and upcoming streaming program called THE DIESELFUNK SHOW.

Due to his years as an instructor, Tim is also well versed and incredibly well-spoken in media and news environments making him ideal for marketing and promotional initiatives. Of particular note is his ability to energetically work with large groups of kids during workshops, as well as actively engaging on book tours to promote his projects.

Tim hopes to push forward with his art in the emerging digital content delivery systems of the day. Dieselfunk Studios is a multimedia company that specializes in narrative stories told in sequential, app, and virtual formats. We strive to move the form forward in traditional and emerging markets.

The artist makes his home with his wife and empty nest in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Harlem.


The Comet Cometh EXHIBIT is made possible with support from West Harlem Development Corporation, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the Ruth Foundation for The Arts, West Harlem Arts, West Harlem Arts Alliance and donations from New York Film Academy and Hamilton Heights community members.
The exhibition is presented by The Children’s Art Carnival, Dieselfunk Studios, Urbalt Media, DoodleAI, Studio Visceral and Carnegie Hall.

The Comet Cometh EXHIBIT is part of a three-event series from Dieselfunk Studios in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice Festival. January 26th 2024 – May 5th 2024


Email: info@childrensartcarnival.org


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