Friday, October 16, 2009

Images from "BLACKAGE XII" 2009
Gettin' ready to check out the "Squeradin' Costume Contest. The power of art, to create a safe space where a youth can be young, free, & creative.
The 'Squeraders were ready. Would the cosplayers win? Would the stylin' clowns win? Would it be the costumed heroes?

The Saxophone Quartet of Kenwood Academy HS players were the soundtrack to this event. They have perfomed at the Chicago Jazz fest and played both classical & jazz works.
The contest begins!!!!!
Los Ninos. The Mini Hulk & The Incredible Laundry Detergent Man. This is a father & son act. They would be a runner up.

Mini-Hulk was ready to rumble.
The Anime Club of Kenwood would have a runner up with Harrison's
executioner cosplay treatment.

Hey!!!!! Go Anime! Go Cosplay! Go Black Age XII!
They came with the Eye of the Tiger.....those Cozuka Coz Players from Bloom Trail HS.
They came to win!
Rhakal of ONLI STUDIOS awarding the BLACK BAG Prize!

Doc of the Inter-Fan Crew with his fave lady...
They gave a moving presentation about the Underground Comix legend, innovator, the late Grass Green. Green's wife and relatives were pleasantly emotional through the whole Hall of Fandom presentation.

Sterling Clark came in from Kokomo to do the do....

Eric was taking a moment to take it all in. We loved having him, Steven, Nino, Juan, Ashley, Raphael, and Andre' as the 2009 featured Black Age artists.
They are the best!!!!!!

Saint G's Juan & Raphael.
Ms Rhakal is often the face of ONLI STUDIOS.

Onli & Ben discussing the outcome of the "Squeradin' contest.

Andre Batt's "Dreadlocks" character, books, and posters keep pushing the
Black Age and the indie flow. Detroit Motor City Black Age Con in da house!

Jonathan , the videographer from Georgia State University, followed us from Atlanta's ONYX CON to interview more of the national Black Age movement.

Wal, of the Inter Fan Crew, created these darling items just for "BLACK AGE XII"