Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The recent Visitor & Hit count at our Black Age info site world wide:



198,144
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160,048
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In perpetual promotion of the appreciation, collection, & celebration of the creators of concepts and products that are derived from the Black, African, Urban, or Indie experience. The above image is the actual promotional image from our 1993 launch of the growing
 Black Age Movement,  Feb. 1993. Produced by ONLI STUDIOS

“BLACK AGE XVIII” EXHIBITION NOTICE:    “Black Age Heroes & Villains”.


Date:  Sept. 11th 2015 until Nov. 8th 2015 With support from the City of Chicago’s Artists’ Month.

Location:  The legendary Southside Community Art Center in the Historic Bronzeville district of Chicago.

Theme:  The Black Age of Comics Movement is returning to the birthplace of its first ever convention. Artists are asked to contribute two works of art. One of a villain. One of a hero.  Art is limited to characters owned by the artists and illustrators.  No fan art. Exceptions will be made for professional work created by written agreements with the copyright owner or publisher.  Size is limited to a maximum of 30 inches by 40 inches.  All work will be insured.  Works must be for sell to a 40% commission to the South Side Art Center.  Prints, posters or original art must be ready to hang.  We will not prepare or frame items.  The contributor must provide shipping and return postage.

Program Book:  We plan to publish a program book for this show.  Contributing artists will be allowed up to three pages. Two for the art, and one to hype themselves and provide contact info. We are preparing our fees structure for this.

Deadlines:  This is a first come, first shown exhibition.  Contributions for the program book are due July 30th.  Digital files sent to onli@sbcglobal.net.  Actual art must be sent to ONLI STUDIOS at 1448 East 52nd Street #468 Chicago IL 60615 USA. Art for the exhibition is due, ready to hang, no later than August 15th 2015.


Art must be packaged return shipping pre-paid.  Permission forms will be issued once requested by interested contributors by email to Turtel Onli onli@sbcglobal.net.

Friday, June 12, 2015

These are  the reprints of a recent interview in Chicago with a paper published out of the University of Chicago. Based in the same neighborhood where Onli had a studio for three decades. The growing Black Age movement was launched there along with the Atomic Age, The Obama Presidency, Mayor Harold Washington and much more.  

ONLI STUDIOS products are on sell in the Trading Post Gift Shop of the DuSable Museum and at the First Aid Comic Book Store. Both in this inspiring Hyde Park
neighborhood.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

 Jun O's book, ( Lefty Dizz ), on the ONLI STUDIOS label brought members of the Japanese creative community to the Black Age movement during her signing sessions while she visited Chicago. ONLI STUDIOS is a leader in quality chaotic diversity and creativity in Graphic Novels.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sept. 11th until Nov. 8th the Black Age of Comics Movement will be returning to its birthplace:

This is a recent photo of the South Side Community Art Center in the historic Bronzeville district of Chicago. It is a WPA era art center. Also the world's first Black Age of Comics Convention was given there. Produced by ONLI STUDIOS 1993.

Friday, May 01, 2015


ONLI STUDIOS will be hosting a signing and get to know event for Ms Jun Ogusawara.  Jun O has developed an amazing  tender story of your embrace of the essence of the late Chicago Blues master, Lefty Dizz, as her spiritual God-father.  This vision is expressed in her drawings and writings then later supported by her travels to Chicago to learn more about the legendary Bluesman and the incredible scene to which he was a part.

She first made contact with this Black Master of the Blues when as a young child, her Father showed her a DVD featuring the Rolling Stones in Chicago at the Checkerboard Lounge Blues Club in 1981.  It featured a large jam session which included amazing performances by Lefty Dizz.  CONTACT!

Jun O is a student of lithography. Her style is clean, very illustrative and unique.  Curators, critics and collectors will find her work a rare find.  Students and educators will see in her work possibilities for the expression of personal visions and the potential of the sketch book and a holder of passionate art and storytelling.

Her works were featured at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts last Fall in its group exhibition called, "Comics Code".

May 15th, #3rd Friday Opening.  6pm until 10pm. Free admission.  ONLI STUDIOS is on the 3rd Floor. Suite #3110. Entrance near 3400 South Racine, via the Sculpture Garden.

Downloadable via this link: ONLI STUDIOS STORE




Friday, April 24, 2015

The growing Black Age moment is expanding the minds and markets in this industry….one person….one product…one concept at a time!!! We appreciate your resourceful participation!!!


Monday, March 30, 2015

 Circa 1995: BLACK AGE III photo of staff and major participants such as Ken Ray, Verzell James, Cassandra Washington, Prof. Onli, Bruce Bowers, David G. Brown, Ladonna, Prof. Foster and Don McCray, outside the historic South Side Community Art Center. BLACK AGE XVIII will mark a return to the 'Center, as part of its 75th Anniversary year.  ONLI STUDIOS is honored to participate in such creative karma. All in the Bronzeville district of Chicago.  Look out for us in Sept. to Nov. 2015.
Exhibitions, workshops, and more!