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The Children's Art Carnival Celebrates Black History Month with Tim Fielder's Graphic Novel Adaptation of W.E.B. Du Bois' 'The Comet'

By: PRLog

The Exhibition runs from February 1 to May 5

Powered by Title Sponsors Dieselfunk Studios & Carnegie Hall

NEW YORK - Feb. 5, 2024 - PRLog -- The Children's Art Carnival (CAC), a trailblazing Harlem-based not-for-profit dedicated to fostering cultural and artistic development, proudly announces a captivating celebration of Black History Month. Renowned CAC Alumni Teaching Artist and Afrofuturist visionary Tim Fielder brings to life W.E.B. Du Bois' seminal 1920 short story 'The Comet' through a groundbreaking graphic novel adaptation. Du Bois, a pioneer of Afrofuturism, crafted 'The Comet' as one of the first narratives within this genre, addressing themes of racism and religion. Influenced by his experiences in Germany, Du Bois's work laid the groundwork for future contributions to the civil rights movement.

The three-event series, presented by Dieselfunk Studios in collaboration with Carnegie Hall's 'Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice' Festival, marks an exciting partnership. Michael Unthank, CAC's interim chair of the Board of Trustees, expresses enthusiasm: "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 exhibition unfolds at The Children's Art Carnival, 62 Hamilton Terrace, New York, NY 10031, from cFebruary 1 to May 5, 2024. Join us for a special Meet-the-Artist and press day on February 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Dieselfunk Studios, Urbalt Media, The Children's Art Carnival, West Harlem Arts Alliance, Arts, DoodleAI, Studio Visceral, Hansen Literary, Michigan State University, Department of English, The Afrofantastic, and the MFA Visual Narrative program at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts.

Tim Fielder, an accomplished Illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator, brings a rich background of Afrofuturism, pulp entertainment, and action films to his work. His notable graphic novels include 'INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale,' 'Matty's Rocket' (Glyph Award winner), and 'The Graphic History of Hip Hop.' Fielder's involvement in prestigious exhibits such as Carnegie Hall's Afrofuturism Festival and The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture's 'AFROFUTURISM: A History of Black Futures' underscores his impactful contributions. "The Comet Cometh," Fielder states, "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."

Founded in 1969 by artist, activist, and educator Betty Blayton-Taylor, The Children's Art Carnival has been a beacon in Harlem, providing innovative arts education. Operating from 62 Hamilton Terrace, CAC has continuously nurtured underserved youth, offering diverse art disciplines. It has also served as a creative hub for emerging and established artists, educators, and cultural institutions.

Exhibition Details:

  • Dates: February 1 - May 5, 2024
  • Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Meet The Artist Public Programs:
    • Saturday, February 10
    • Saturday, March 16
    • Saturday, April 13

Weekday Visits: By appointment only, email

For additional information about Tim Fielder's adaptation of W.E.B. DuBois' 'The Comet,' please visit the following sites:,, and For all media inquiries, contact Karen Taylor Bass at or 917-509-3061

The Comet Cometh is presented in partnership with the Carnegie Hall Corporation.

The CAC Exhibition Series is made possible in part through generous support of West Harlem Community Development Corporation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Ruth Foundation, UMEZ, the New York State Council on the Arts, and donations from West Harlem community members.

Karen Taylor Bass
(917) 509-3061

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Image: Tim Fielder

Source: The Children's Art Carnival

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