Graphic novels, comic books, and ash cans are moving briskly at the two pilot stores in Chicago that agreed to test selling Black Age products. The plan is to keep growing this network of stores and vendors who are committed to bring the best of the Black Age of Comics to a market that usually does not frequent a traditional comic book store.
2009 will be the 30th anniversary of the debut of "NOG: The Protector of the Pyramides" by Turtel Onli. 1979 to 2009
It was first introduced as a cartoon strip in the Chicago Defender newspaper July 1979 and later collected and expanded into a comic book in 1981. NOG opened the door to the Black Age of Comics in introducing a character that was based on a "Black" planet while being created with design elements derived from Nubian, West African, and various other African concepts. At ECBACC 2006 founder Yumi Odom stated the he was very inspired about the prospect of the Black Age being a serious movement after he found a copy of "NOG: The Protector of the Pyramides".
The story "NOG IS BACK!!!" is in the graphic novel anthology "Team BLANGA" from ONLI STUDIOS via www.comixpress.com along with an oringinal soundtrack CD from Hardy Headz called "Blanga Beatz".
ONLI STUDIOS is planning to produce an anniversary edition of the NOG saga. Tentatively it is named, "NOG: The War For Planet NUBA".