Thursday, July 24, 2014

When was the last time you saw a rack dedicated to indie Black Age product?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ronald Wimberly vit à New-York. Il a étudié le graphisme et l’animation à l’Institut Pratt de Brooklyn (New-York). Depuis ses débuts professionnels, il y a un peu plus de dix ans, il a évolué dans des domaines tels que la publicité, la mode, les jeux, la musique… Il travaille avec de nombreux éditeurs, Dargaud, DC, Marvel, Image, Darkhorse. Il a été exposé à New-York, Tokyo et Paris. Il a également travaillé pour l’ambassade de France aux États-Unis lors d’un programme d’échanges culturels. Son travail, ancré dans les comics américains et les mouvements artistiques noirs, porte la marque d’une influence mondiale, inspirée notamment par l’Asie et l’Europe. Prince of Cats, son dernier ouvrage, lui permet d’explorer des contraintes oubapiennes. Il entre en résidence pour le projet de bande dessinée Baal, une suite de courts récits de différents styles de narration, traitant de thèmes sociaux et politiques liés à la couleur de peau , au sexe et à la classe sociale.


Monday, July 14, 2014

"I want to thank all that participants who made this a great event. The DuSable Museum. The Museum of Uncut Funk. Funky Turns 40. The 40th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival. "BLACK AGE XVII", Families. SIlver Phoenix. Fans. Educators. Vendors. Plus all of the talented creative folks who have graced the growing Black Age Movement since 1993."

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Ytasha Womack, presenting during "BLACK AGE XVII" in Chicago at the DuSable Museum where the hot exhibition, "Funky Turns 40" was happening. "BLACK AGE XVII" was produced by ONLI STUDIOS. Ms Womack is known for her important book, "Afrofuturism". "Funky Turns 40" was produced by the Museum of Uncut Funk! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

POCKET CON In Chicago Il. 
Saturday July 12th 2014 will be featuring the 
following workshops from ONLI STUDIOS. 

12:15pm:  Dr. Ellis' workshop: Graphic Novels to the Classroom: Will explore how the value and impact of reading, reviewing and critiquing graphic novels has been repeatedly proven to improve reading scores and help young students in areas of appropriate conflict resolution. Not to mention they provide an amazing and fun filled introduction to concepts, visual art and cultures. This workshop will appeal to fans of all ages and stages who read, collect, or are curious about how comic books and graphic novels are for intelligent, creative folks.

Dr. Auburn Ellis is the Director of Creative Engagement with ONLI STUDIOS

2:15pm:  Prof. Onli's workshop: Creativity, Culture & Commerce: The tangible value of creativity, culture and commerce will be reviewed. This workshop will explore the practice of reading, buying, archiving, reselling and auctioning graphic novels, comic books and related materials.  Often many older fans are heard complaining how the books they owned in childhood now sell for thousands of dollars. They would have benefited from this workshop. So can you.
Prof. Turtel Onli is a professor of Art Appreciation & Studio Drawing at the Harold Washington College.

  • Gary Comer Youth Center

    7200 South Ingleside Avenue, ChicagoIL (map)
  • "Pocket Con is a single day convention for Chicago Teens. It focuses on work by artists of color, particularly African American authors and artists, as well as comics with a primary character who is Black. Pocket Con also features work in the comic genre by other underrepresented groups, such as women, Latinos, LGBTQs, and other minorities.  We have a strong belief in Indie comics and publishing, and welcome small press and self published authors as well as those involved in related forms of expression and interest, such as webcomics, animation, small-budget film-making, radio drama, and zines." This year, there will also be a focus on video game design & development. Come out, share your talents and show your support. 

Monday, July 07, 2014

Come to experience "BLACK AGE XVII" at the 
40th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival at the DuSable Museum in 
Chicago, July 12th & 13th, 2014
In the 'hood  that is the birthplace of the growing Black Age movement.