Carnegie Hall & Dieselfunk Studios Presents

The Comet COMETH.  A Graphic Adaptation of W.E.B. Du Bois’ ‘The Comet.’

W.E.B. Du Bois' The Comet

THE COMET COMETH:
A GRAPHIC ADAPTATION OF W.E.B. DU BOIS’ THE COMET

The Children’s Art Carnival
62 Hamilton Terrace, New York, NY 10031

Free Event

Friday, January 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM through May 5, 2024

Tim Fielder adapts W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal 1920 short story The Comet into a graphic novel. With The Comet, Du Bois created one of the first Afrofuturist narratives, a short story with racism and religion as major themes. Greatly influenced by Germany and the nationalism, anti-Semitism, and racism he experienced there, these issues would have a lasting impact on Du Bois’s literary output and his contributions to the civil rights movement. The exhibit showcases all the sequential art from the graphic novel, telling this powerful story in a unique way.

Presented by: Dieselfunk Studios and The Children’s Art Carnival

THE COMET COMETH:
TALKS

Online

Free Event

Germany had a profound influence on the intellectual development and worldview of author and civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois. Join us for four insightful online talks as we celebrate the release of Tim Fielder’s graphic novel adaptation of The Comet, a seminal work Du Bois wrote in 1920. Discussion topics include the themes of race and religion and the work’s standing within the Afrofuturist lexicon.

Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Opening Night Talk with Tim Fielder, Reynaldo Anderson, and Julian Chambliss. Moderated by Calvin Reid of Publisher’s Weekly.

Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Talk with Arthur McFarlane (Great Grandson of W.E.B. Du Bois) and Tim Fielder. Moderated by Julian Chambliss of The Afrofantastic.

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Talk with Sheree Renee Thomas. Moderated by Ytasha Womack.

Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Talk with Tim Fielder. Moderated by Joel Christian Gill of Boston University.

Presented by: Dieselfunk Studios.

THE COMET COMETH:
READS

Online

Free Event

Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Tim Fielder adapts W. E. B. Du Bois’s seminal 1920 short story The Comet into a graphic novel. With The Comet, Du Bois created one of the first Afrofuturist narratives, a short story with racism and religion as major themes. Greatly influenced by Germany and the nationalism, anti-Semitism, and racism he experienced there, these issues would have a lasting impact on Du Bois’s literary output and his contributions to the civil rights movement. The exhibit showcases all the sequential art from the graphic novel, telling this powerful story in a unique way.

 

Presented by: Dieselfunk Studios, URB ALT Media, The Children’s Art Carnival, West Harlem Arts, DoodleAI, and Studio Visceral