Friday, June 21, 2019

BLACK AGE XXIII will be presented September 28th 2019 at the
Kenwood Academy High School at 5021 South Blackstone Ave.
Chicago IL 60615-USA

 In the upscale Hyde Park Community.
The district which is home to the University of Chicago, 
The Obamas and Operation PUSH.

 It is also the birthplace of the growing indie Black Age of Comics moment and genre.

Hours: 9am until 5pm.
Admission Free
Featuring Indie Video/FIlm Contest
Cosplay Contest
Exhibitions
Vendors
Workshops
Fun. Fire & Funk!



Friday, June 07, 2019

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 From our cosplay contest:

Friday, May 03, 2019



Thursday, April 18, 2019

The indie Black Age of Comics movement and genre 
is both Visual Art & Literary Art Driven.


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BLACK AGE of Comics Convention Chicago 
is all about being professional, productive & polite.

Monday, April 01, 2019


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Since the 1993 launch of the indie Black Age of Comics movement mainstream events and conventions such as Chicago's C2E2 benefits from a growing presence and participation of amazingly gifted Black creative folks.  Before 1993 that was not the case.

This is evidence of the impact and progress of the growing Black Age of Comics movement.
                                                
                                                     "Indie today: Black Age forever!"

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

 FACT: In Feb. 1993 ONLI STUDIOS produced the first ever full indie Black Age of Comics Convention at the National Treasure known as the South Side Community Art Center in the historic district of Bronzeville in Chicago.

This unique event featured panel discussions, vendors, exhibitions.  It was open sourced, open to the LGBTQ community, folks of color, folks of non-color, the disabled, while openly celebrating creators and concepts derived from the Black, Urban, African & Indie experience.
ONLI STUDIOS planned it  to support the launch of Milestone Media that same month.

"You do not have to be Black to get your Black Age on!"

The impact of this continuing event is the steady successful explosion of various indie comic cons around the USA featuring People of Color / LGBTQ and Alternatives..

Plus how "Black" or "Diverse" was this industry before this launch compared to after it hit?  

We thank all of the positive folks along the way who have attended, participated in, and supported our efforts to grow the Black Age of Comics genre into a positive welcoming force for creativity, culture & commerce.

The rise of MEECA CON, ECBACCC, Onyx-Con, MCBACC & Pocket Con and such  are examples of this living legacy.