BREAKING IN ITALY, COLUMBUS, MICHIGAN CITY, TOKYO, DC, ATLANTA, SAN FRANCISCO, BALTIMORE, DETROIT, PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE, KANSAS CITY, NEW YORK & CHICAGO.
CHICAGO- "Punkin's Imagination" features a young boy using his imagination to conjure up innocent playmates when he is alone. Plus it has pages for the reader to create his or her own characters after coloring the ones in this cool activity book. Created by Turtel Onli while he was a Chicago Public School educator where he noticed that many of his younger students had negative fantasy lives. He wanted to promote positive creativity in them as an asset. On sell at the DuSable Museum gift shop.
It also is available in a download mobile format via the Shop tab link on the upper golden navigation bar at www.onlistudios.com.
The current Black Age group exhibition was the scene for a recent taping of the hot television show, "Chicago Fire". The exhibition was extended until Dec. 31st.
The "BLACK AGE XVIII" group exhibition of fine art, illustrations and historic memorabilia opens to the public today in the Bronzeville District of Chicago. At the important sole WPA era South Side Community Art Center at 3831 so. Michigan. It will run until year's end and plans to host school groups and cultural tours during its duration. Artist reception is Sept. 13th, mini-comic-con is Sept. 12th. Both open noon until 5pm.
Sneak previewers were impressed with the insightful exposure, enrichment and education this showcase offers to those wanting to have a Black Age of Comics experience. Posters, articles, illustrations along with contributions from the like of Prof. William Foster, Joe Currie, Breanna Robinson, Yaounde Olu, Dr. Ellis, Ytasha Womack, and many more Black Age greats. Of special note are the content and dates of exhibited items that underscore the coordinated connection of the launch of the Milestone Media company and the Black Age of Comics movement.
The impact of this movement is often credited with the growth of more creators and characters of color in the mainstream industry of Graphic Novels and the like.
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198,144 PAGE VIEWS
You are awesome for raising our hit level to its highest count ever. Thanks for embracing all things Black Age!
SOL-CON: The Black & Brown Comix Expo 2015 SOL-Con: The Black & Brown Comix Expo Oct. 2-4 2015 with reception the evening of Oct. 1. Hale Hall, OSU Campus. Open to the public
Latino and African American comics have been traditionally sidelined in the mainstream. During Hispanic Heritage Month OSU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the first annual Brown/Black Comix Expo. With a grand expo space along with academic panels and how-to workshops, this will be the first venue to bring together Latino and African American comic book talent and intellectual creativity. This three-day event includes a grand expo where authors/artists will feature their work, comic book creating workshops for high school and middle school students, academic panels, and featured conversations with the artists.
The DuSable Museum's 41st Annual Arts & Craft Festival in Chicago July 11th & 12th will feature ONLI STUDIOS and "BLACK AGE XVIII".
The University of Chicago decided to have Alex Harrell of the South Side Weekly Newspaper to interview "The Father of the Black Age" Prof. Onli, per its recent Arts Issue> We present the published article.
This is the 2015 Season of the Black Age; ECBACC, Black Age Motor City, ONYX-CON and & BLACK AGE XVIII.