Author Event | Tim Fielder on Infinitum and Afrofuturism
Friday April 23, 2021: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Author/Artist extraordinaire Tim Fielder joins AADL Librarian Sara for an interview about his new book, Infinitum - an Afrofuturist graphic novel. The story follows an African king living with the curse of immortality as he traverses first the Earth, and then the stars. Lush illustrations, an Afro-centric perspective, a wise, broad view of the human condition, and roots deep in the Afrofuturist genre give us lots to discuss. They talk about the making of the book and what it takes to get picked up by a major publisher, the mythologies woven into the story, the speculative parts that hit startlingly close to home, and the easter eggs we found! Watch the interview, read the book, and enjoy!
Tim Fielder is an Illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He is known for his graphic novel Matty’s Rocket, his TEDx Talk and BLACK ENTERPRISE interview on the subject of Afrofuturism. His projects, Matty’s Rocket, INFINITUM, Black 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. 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.