NewsHarlem Nonprofit Debuts W.E.B. Du Bois' 'The Comet' Afrofuturist Exhibit

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

Illustrator Tim Fielder has adapted the short story into a visually stunning graphic novel.

The Children’s Art Carnival is celebrating Black History Month with an innovative and unique Afrofuturist collaboration. They’ve unveiled a Tim Fielder graphic novel adaptation of ‘The Comet’ by W.E.B Du Bois.

The new exhibition will run from Feb. 1 through May 5, and host a special artist Meet and Greet on Feb 13.

As a well-established illustrator, animator, and concept designer, Fielder was excited to be able to integrate Afrofuturism and art into Du Bois’ original short story. He said, “I was compelled to produce a faithful yet expansive graphic novel adaptation of this intellectual powerhouse’s seminal science fiction story, ‘The Comet.’ Uniquely, my learning at CAC was instrumental to my development since they hold a powerful history as a direct and indirect proving ground for many cartoonists of color.”

Tim Fielder’s Graphic Novel Adaptation will be shown off in a three-event series, supported by Carnegie Hall’s Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice Festival and Dieselfunk Studios in the CAC.

CAC interim chair of the Board of Trustees, Michael Unthank, said in a press release, “We’re excited to continue this great collaboration with Tim Fielder. His adaptation of Du Bois’ story is captivating and comes at the perfect time. As a Carnival veteran, we welcome Tim back again and value this opportunity to continue a great partnership with Carnegie Hall.”

The Children’s Art Carnival is located at 62 Hamilton Terrace, New York, NY, and the exhibition is open to the public during the CAC’s normal operating hours. 

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