W. E. B. Du Bois’s “The Comet”

As part of the “Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice” event sponsored by Carnegie Hall, the conversations here highlight GPRW’s continued engagement with contemporary Afrofuturist dialogues. Tim Fielder, a graphic novelist known for works such as Matty’s Rocket and Infinitum, discusses the complexity of adapting W.E.B. Du Bois’s “The Comet,” an early 20th-century short story recognized today as one of the earliest Afrofuturist stories.

In this first conversation, Dr. Julian Chambliss, Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, and Tim Fielder discuss the cultural legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois and his Afrofuturist work with Calvin Reid from Publisher’s Weekly.

In this conversation, Dr. Julian Chambliss joins Arthur McFarlane II, Great-Grandson of W.E.B. Du Bois, and artist Tim Fielder to discuss his grandfather’s legacy and his thinking about “The Comet.”


In Conversation: Afrofuturism

The Graphic Possibilities Podcast serves as a platform to discuss the intersection of comics and Afrofuturism. This playlist highlights our ongoing dialogue with scholars and creators about their work.

The Graphic Possibilities Podcast