The world's first Black Age of Comics Convention was given at the historic Southside Community Art Center in the the Bronzeville area of Chicago in 1993. It featured Craig Rex Perry, Tim Jackson, Turtel Onli, & Cassandra Washington. Now there are four conventions nationwide.
Here we go!!!!!
Theme: " The Black Age is the indie-alternative".
Dates: Oct. 9th, Oct. 10th, and Oct. 11th, 2009
Location: Kenwood Academy HS
5015 so. Blackstone ave. Hyde Park, Chicago,
on the Lake Park side and entrance.
Admission: $5.00 Adults $3.00 Student ID Kids under age 11 Free.
Program: Oct. 9th Eric Battle, that Black Age great and illustrator for DC Comic's Spectre and Batman along with other amazing projects will be signing his books and kickin' it with fans, collectors, students, and everybody else at the Graham Crackers Mega Comic Book Store at 77 East Madison Ave. in downtown Chicago and later that day at the First Aid Comic Book Store in Hyde Park. The next day he will be featured in workshops and the like at the Kenwood location from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Oct. 10th. "BLACK AGE XII" will be at the Kenwood location as listed above. It will feature Doc & the INTER-FAN crew doing a presentation on the late legendary Black Age Underground Comix master creator and innovator, Grass Green. They will also be holding it down for the radical indie-alternative comic book crowd. There will be an indie video competition and a viewing of the first ONYX CON DVD from Atlanta and the Chicago Comic Con this past summer. www.inter-fan.org Onli will present a "State of the Black Age" lecture followed with a Q&A session. www.onlistudios.com
Fans and collectors will be able to buy directly from the indie publishers and artists on hand. Students, educators, and emerging professionals will find this group of creative folks very inspiring.
Expect to meet vendors, indie-publishers, artists, & writers. Like Ashley A. Woods, Mike Smith, Barbara Jenkins, The Anime Club, LaMorris Richmond, Tim Jackson, Eric Battle, N. Steven Harris, Juan Arevalo, Raymond Leonard, Nino Mesarina, Joe Currie, Spicey, Terry Huddleston, Yaounde' Olu, Mike Smith, Punkin, Ernest Posey, Rod Jenkins. Robert Boyd, Kim Moseberry, Onli.......and many more.
Oct. 11th. Signings will be scheduled at the Afri-ware Bookstore in Oak Park.
VENDOR INFO: Contact ONLI STUDIOS at firstname.lastname@example.org while they last!!!!
Ramada Lakeshore 773-288-5800
International House of Chicago ( U of C campus )