Monday, November 19, 2018

Yvan Alagabe' who is a Benin-French publisher, author & bande-dessinee' artiste was in Chicago rccently for the Chicago Humanities Festival.  During his tour he followed by a few days, Michelle Obama's signing at the University of Chicago based Seminary Co Op Book Store in the Hyde Park district which is the personal home of the Obamas. Alagabe's book, "Yellow Negroes" features illustrated tales about love, pain, politics, sex and more issues that flow from Africa into France and back again.  Turtel Onli who used to live and work in Paris as an illustrator hooked up with Alagab'e during his reading & signing.......and got a cool signed mint copy of the featured book. 

BTW Hyde Park is also the birthplace of the growing Black Age of Comics movement.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Chicago based major market illustrator & publisher, Ashley A. Woods was invited by Prof. Jennings to present to college students near the Bay Area recently.  Both are amazing Black Age greats whose dedication and talents have inspired many while creating real career opportunities for emerging talents on all types.  Log time fans of the Chicago based annual Black Age of Comics events have met them and appreciated their important works and lectures.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The above link is to a recent crucial article that soars beyond the limits of trendy fads and speaks to how vision, effort and dedication is having a measurable impact on the visual narrative know as comic books, animation, Graphic Novels and related genres.

Monday, July 16, 2018

We have completed our current tenure, ( since 2011 to 2018),  of being associated with the DuSable Museum's Annual Festival of the Arts.  We seriously appreciate their precious support in accepting and supporting our unique convention as part of their lively annual arts festival that each year attracted over 3,000 appreciative festival goers.  This arrangement  has positively linked the growing Black Age of Comics Movement to the wider presence and respect for Black American culture, its history and its future in the world of creativity, culture & commerce.

Now we are looking into other partnerships, refreshing the fantastic one with the DuSable, and plans for resuming our free standing single site convention next year.

We have come a long way since our first Black Age of Comics event in 1993.  
We have reshaped this entire industry!

We thank the staff of the DuSable, Carl McKenzie of Artworks, the gracious creative professionals who continue to participate and all of the fans, educators, blerds, geeks, freaks,  Martians, odds, geniuses and students that think or say, "Indie Today: BLACK AGE FOREVER!"

Monday, July 09, 2018

We want seriously thank all the folks that participated in 'BLACK AGE XXII" this week end.  Artworks Chicago, The DuSable Museum, the First Aid Comics, featured creative folks and all of the families, fans, scholars, studnens and wannabes.  You are why we do this over and over again!

Y'All rock!
Indie today: Black Age Forever!!!!!

Monday, July 02, 2018


When:  July 13th through the 15th, 2018

Where:  The DuSable Museum and other locations

What:  We will have a tent at the Annual DuSable Museum’s Arts & Crafts Festival.   The tent will be ready for the public at Noon until 7pm.  both days  This is a rain or shine event.

Over 3,000 people are expected in attendance!

This Festival and the DuSable Museum are under new management.

Activities:  A signing for indie publishers at the First Aid Comics Store in Hyde Park July 13th, 5pm until 7pm.  Featuring Joe Curie / Strictly Underground and Prof. Onii / ONLI STUDIOS

First aid comics

1617 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615
phone: 773-752-6642

  Thanks for your interest in "BLACK AGE XXI"!

Turtel Onli


Sunday, July 01, 2018