Monday, July 27, 2015

Thank you for noticing that when others went fashionably, "Post-Black" and politely, "lack Black" or even politically, "I never refer to my Black self as Black" we stayed inclusive, open, creative, and welcoming to all types of positive folks from all stages, pages, rages and ages. We kept on growing; being as Black as we wanted to be!  And we still luv them all too! Black, White, Brown, Red, Tan, Olive, Yellow, Time- Warped or Martian...... BTW...we even dig on a lil' Pluto too!!

Welcome to the growing Black Age of Comics Movement! 

The most independent and open genre in this industry.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In the growing "BLACK AGE" movement artists & writers are classified in the following lanes: 1. Good. 2. Better. 3. Best. 4. Bad. 5. Bad-Ass. 6. Kick-Ass. 7. Awesome!! You may notice that lame, average, mediocre are not in the rating. Why? 'Cause it exists....but it doesn't rate.

We appreciate your participation in growing the most independent movement in this genre of entertaining creativity, culture & commerce! 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

"BLACK AGE XVIII.01" will be featured at this exciting event. Visit our tent to meet the likes of Ytasha L. Womack, Joe Curie, Dr. Auburn Ellis, Isis, Kali, ONLI STUDIOS and more. Signing and selling books. Tamir and Sophia will be doing mask making.  

The DuSable Museum's Trading Post Gift Shop features a spinning rack of indie-Black Age Comic books and Graphic Novels.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

We welcome all folks at our events!  Asian, Euro, Afro, Punk, Post-Black, Latin, Chair Bound, Cyborg, Martian, Cave People, Blacks, Mixed, Pure, and everybody else that is on the positive!

Our focus is the celebration of the Indie-Black Age Movement, its creators, fans and products. With a little luv for the mainstream thrown in for good measure!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The recent Visitor & Hit count at our Black Age info site world wide:
Each month is like this and growing!


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  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

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