Tuesday, February 20, 2024


 This is the Rhythmistic: Future-Primitif movie-in-a-book you have been waiting for!

The most important Graphic Novel in the growing indie Black Age of Comics movement has finally dropped. Exclusively via ONLI STUDIOS. Order online at the ONLI STUDIOS website.

 Via the Graphic Novels tab & Pay Pal.

 "The War For Planet NUBA!" Rhythmistic visuals and content at its best!

Ships free in the USA. Comes packed in archival plastic along with free limited-edition Trading-Cards.

We show the luv for your participation in the best of indie Graphic Novels and more!

Monday, January 29, 2024


LINK:  To a fantastic conversation about her intelligent ground-breaking research. process and historical results.

 The growing Black Age of Comics genre / movement was launched in 1993 by Prof. Turtel Onli M.A.A.T. in Chicago.

Monday, January 15, 2024

 Exhibition Link

Turtel Onli, the founder of the growing Black Age of Comics genre / movement will be presenting an exhibition covering 30 plus years of living in the Black Age of Comics. 

This unique ambitious exhibition links Onli's extensive line of limited edition Rhythmistic: Future-Primitif Graphic Novels and Comix with his advocacy of real diversity in terms of styles, source materials and concepts in this and related industries.

 Beyond the shallow narratives of Race, Gender, or Class, many have ripped off or righteously benefited from brilliant boldness of the Black Age. Others have been inspired by its bold truths and innovative swag. Onli is its originator and more.

 Onli has deftly manifested a line connecting openness, otherness, values, history, innovation, and standards that is rare in this world of corporate dominated derivative products and constrictive market dominance. He is often quoted for saying the Black Age of Comics is a nexus of creativity, culture and commerce. Stating that one does not have to be Black to get one's Black Age on. Sort of like eating and celebrating Mexican or Asian cuisines when those are not your culture or ethnicity.

This exciting and informative exhibition opens Jan. 26th in the Cafe' Gallery of the Logan Center For The Arts at 915 East 60th Street in Chicago. Per the University of Chicago. Closes on March 31st 2024. 

Sunday, December 31, 2023

 Exhibition Link

The Founder of the growing dynamic Black Age of Comics genre, movement & comic-cons will have an impressive historic exhibition in early 2024. In Chicago at the Logan Center For the Arts per the campus of the University of Chicago. 

Prof. Onli started this force of creativity, culture & commerce in the same Hyde Park community that is not only home to the University of Chicago but President Obama and much more. 


Friday, December 29, 2023

 One does not have to be Black to get one's Black Age on! It's like eating Mexican or Thai cuisine but not being of those cultures or nationalities. 

Black is not anti-anything. It is a flavor. 

One that has long since won the global cultural wars in the arts and much more. 

So why are most music collections still so much Blacker than most collections of Comic Books or Graphic Novels?

Wednesday, December 13, 2023


Truth be told ONLI STUDIOS produced the world's first indie Black Age of Comics Convention in 1993 without support from the mainstream or funders. 

30 years later we still have to set the record straight!

 It was launched at the historic South Side Community Art Center. Prof. Onli coined the term in 1992 and presented it to the world as a manifesto styled article published in the COMICS BUYERS GUIDE Feb. 1993, the same month as the first Black Age of Comics Convention.  

History and the raw fact show this. Others falsely claim to be the first. NOPE! They are not. The Black Age was always positive and open to all. Prof. Onli has always welcomed the growth of this genre provided by later event producers.  Their being more resourced and well connected does not give them the right to falsely claim to be the first.  They were not

But their astute efforts and positive impact prove that Prof. Onli was correct to boldly coin the term and intelligently share this growing force of culture, creativity & commerce in 1993 when so many were afraid to be Black or Indie!

Remember, you do not have to be Black to get your Black Age on! 

 "Indie today: Black Age Forever!"

Friday, December 08, 2023