Thursday, February 09, 2006

John Jennings, the creator of "Urban Kreep" and and Prof. Bill Foster, who wrote "Looking For A Face Like Mine" were among the many Black Age living treasures available at ECBACC this year. Another reason to attend the Black Age of Comics Convention in Chicago or the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia. They are two very important events in this most crucial of visual and literary arts movements.
Eric Battle and Jerry Craft having a positive exchange during ECBACC. Eric is a very talented mainstream illustrator for the likes of Milestone Media, DC and Marvel to name a few while Jerry is the creator of the syndicated "Mama's American as Sweet Potato Pie" comic strip.
Here we have Sam Joyner, a recipient of the Pioneer's Award in 2005 at ECBACC talking with the new hot Black Age Artist , Jamal Igle, who draws DC's "Firestorm" among other things. This was a meeting of great talents and minds sharing in creativity and excellence.
Bro.G, the creator of "MEMNON" was on hand with his title, input, and resourcefulness at ECBACC. He is a longtime Black Age master of creativity, writing and research.

This Black Age tag was created by Reggie. She is a talented student at the Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago and works part time at the Children's Museum of Chicago. This tag and a few other versions were available at the convention as T-Shirts.

She writes, "Working for someone is great, even when you are doing your own art-work for them. Knowing that they are not wanting it because it looks cool but because they believe in you and know you are talented.

"Da Black Age" was the first tag that I have ever done for someone and I 'm glad that it went to Mr. Onli. I feel very good that I was successful with this piece. It was totally awesome to work with Mr. Onli and to work with him in the future."

Milestone landed!!!! You couldn't find them at most stores. You couldn't buy them in most places. But due to the generousity of Dwayne McDuffie we offered a few Static-Shock graphic novels and comic books as raffle prizes to our lucky guests. Milestone has been a supporter of the Black Age of Comics Convention from the start. McDuffie is the most prolific writer/producer in the Black Age and sometimes his subtle brilliance is overlooked. With titles like Rebirth of the Cool or Souls of Cyber Folks his cultural nuances speak loudly and intelligently.

TEAM BLANGA is a new graphic novel from Onli Studios due to hit this Spring. It features re-print origins and a new vignette featuring Malcolm-10 in Africa. Scroll down to get more info.
How Black is your collection????
Here is Black Age great Seitu Haydon
promoting a title.

What is the Candyman doing with Robert of Kiss Me Comix???

Here is the crew of Kiss Me Comix. Rob, Barb, & Rod will be making their second appearance at the Black Age Convention. They are a creative team that produces some very captivating material. Charming too.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Collectors are what collectors do....COLLECT! Surely your stash includes this book by Dwayne McDuffie and the Milestone Media crew??? Word is that autographed copies of Static, the graphic novel Static Shock, and some other Milestone product will be available at the Black Age Convention. McDuffie and Milestone have been supporters of the Black Age of Comics Convention from the start.

Friday, February 03, 2006

The talented, youthful, energetic, hardworking, prolific, wunderkind illustrator and Black Age neophite Ms Ashley Woods was one of the hostesses at the 9th Annual Black Age Convention in Chicago. Her book Millennia War is destined to be a hit.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Nino and Onli. Nino and the Unbelievable Launsry Detergent Man are looking toward the Latino Age Of Comics Movement at some point in the future. One great turn desreves another!!!! Meanwhile he and his crew were a hit with us and our crowds.
This is a photo from a Black Age Convention ten years ago. A blast form the past!!!