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"Facts, Fun, Fiya, & Funk!"

A virtual convention in real-time!

"This Week of Juneteenth, 2021, finds me sending much luv to the vital

South Side Community Art Center in the historic Bronzeville District of Chicago as it explodes with its 80 Years of Service celebrations week!

This registered, former WPA art facility, National Treasure is where we,

ONLI STUDIOS, were fortunate to have launched the growing Black Age of Comics genre / movement in 1993. Now I am honored in having my indie character, "NOG: The Nubian of Greatness", published in 1981, that opened the door to the Black Age, by being featured mural sized at the current amazing group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, called, "Chicago Comics: 1960 until Now!" Curated by Dan Nadel. What a cool timely convergence of creativity, cultures, and commerce."

Unfortunately due to artistic biases on the parts of the current revisionists administration at the South Side Community Art Center they now tend to omit any reference to the dynamic successful launch there in Feb. 1993 of the Black Age of Comics. Therefore they have not programmed any real tie-in or invitation nor mention of this growing powerful nexus of creativity, culture, content and commerce. Too bad for them!!!  Link to Deanna Shoss'

"How To Start Your Own Movement!! Per Intercultural Podcast


Prof. Turtel Onli, M.A.A.T.

LINK to Interview per Prof. Onli

About Us

Our positive and profitable impact is based on the fact that our fan's and customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs in the past, present and future. As a result this industry is more open. More diverse. More accepting of the independent practices, productions, and celebrations of concepts, content, styles and creators derived from the Black, African, Alternative, or Urban experience.

The BLACK AGE OF COMICS was officially launched in 1993. In Chicago's Bronzeville District, at the historic South Side Community Art Center following the definitive forward thinking article written by Prof. Turtel Onli, M.A.A.T., published in The Comics Buyers' Guide in February of that same year.

2021 is the 80th anniversary of the

South Side Community Art Center.

Onli choose righteously Black History Month to announce the genre then he along with associates of ONLI STUDIOS produced the world's first ever, indie Black Age of Comics Convention.

That was in February of 1993 at the National Treasure, The South Side Community Art Center, in the historic Bronzeville district of Chicago. The SSCAC is the last functioning art center from the WPA days. The likes of Gordon Parks, Charles White, BAG: The Black Arts Guild, and Elizabeth Gatlith along with others worked and emerged from there.


When not in the Rhythmic Zone!!!


Unit 301

1200 West 35th Street

Chicago IL 60609


By appointment.