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Tim Fielder Discusses New Graphic Novel, ‘Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale’

Tim Fielder’s latest graphic novel tells the life story of King Aja Oba, an ancient African warlord cursed with immortality.
Tim Fielder’s latest graphic novel tells the life story of King Aja Oba, an ancient African warlord cursed with immortality.
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An Afrofuturism giant, who is known for his creative and thought-provoking work on paper and on canvas, defines Afrofuturism in different ways.

“It can be a form of thought; it can be a form of art; it can be a form of exercising one’s political thought; it can also be a form of liberating oneself from oppression that is the macro of the sense of Afrofuturism. For me, on a micro-level: Black people in spaceships,” said Tim Fielder.

Award-winning illustrator and animator Tim Fielder discusses his latest graphic novel called “Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale.” (Courtesy photo)
Award-winning illustrator and animator Tim Fielder discusses his latest graphic novel called “Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale.” (Courtesy photo)

The award-winning illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist and animator was a guest on Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Fielder talked with show host Rose Scott about his writing process and the inspiration behind his latest graphic novel “Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale,” which tells the life story of King Aja Oba, an ancient African warlord cursed with immortality.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.

 

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