Monday, September 14, 2009

Black Age XII -The Black Age of Comics Convention! Oct 9-11

The Black Age

is the Indie-Alternative!

One of Bronzeville's most futuristic visionary artists...
Rhythmistic artist and creator of the The Black Age of Comics, Turtel Onli and Onli Studios will host the 12th Black Age of Comics Convention at during Chicago's Artist month on Oct 9-11th, 2009 in Chicago.
Onli coined the term, "The Black Age of Comics" to identify it as a genre of creative works that are derived from the Black or African experience in an indie-alternative manner.
BLACK AGE XII will take place in the Hyde Park area of Chicago which is the home of President Obama, along with being the birthplace of the Black Age movement.
The world's first Black Age of Comics Convention was given at the historic Southside Community Art Center in the the Bronzeville area of Chicago in 1993.
It featured illustrators-artists, Craig Rex Perry, Tim Jackson, Turtel Onli, & writer, Cassandra Washington. There are are now four conventions nationwide.
The other three conventions include ECBACC (East Coast Black Age of Comics Con, the Detroit Black Age of Comics Con and the most recent, Onxycon held in Atlanta in the summer of 2009.)

The Black Age is the Indie-Alternative!

Kenwood Academy HS
5015 S. Blackstone Ave
Hyde Park, Chicago,
$5.00 Adults $2.00 Kids
Oct. 9th,2009
Eric Battle, that Black Age great and illustrator for DC Comic's Spectre and Batman along with other amazing projects will be signing his books and kickin' it with fans, collectors, students, and everybody else at the Graham Crackers Mega Comic Book Store at 77 East Madison Ave in downtown Chicago.
Later that day, Eric will be at the First Aid Comic Book Store in Hyde Park.
The next day, he will be featured in workshops at the Black Age Convention site at the Kenwood location from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Oct. 10th, 2009
BLACK AGE XII will be at the Kenwood location as listed above.
It will feature Doc & the INTER-FAN crew doing a presentation on the late legendary Black Age Underground Comix master creator and innovator,
Grass Green.
They will also be holding it down for the radical indie-alternative comic book crowd.
There will be an indie video competition and a viewing of the first ONYX CON DVD from Atlanta and the Chicago Comic Con this past summer.

Onli will present a "State of the Black Age" lecture followed with a Q&A session.

Fans and collectors will be able to buy directly from the indie publishers and artists on hand. Students, educators, and emerging professionals will find this group of creative folks very inspiring.

Oct. 11th, 2009
Signings will be scheduled at Afri-ware and the Azizi book stores. TBA

At the Black Age Xll, expect to meet vendors, indie-publishers, artists, & writers including Ashley A. Woods, Barbara Jenkins, LaMorris Richmond, Tim Jackson, Eric Battle, N. Steven Harris, Juan Arevalo, Raymond Leonard, Moe, Nino Meserina, Joe Currie, Spicey, Terry Huddleston, Yaound' Olu, Mike Smith, Punkin, Ernest Posey, Rod Jenkins. Robert Boyd, Kim Moseberry, Onli.......and many more!

The University of Chicago's radio station WHPK will be on site to interview fans, vendors, artists, and writers to get their spin on the Black Age movement.

Vendor Info : Contact ONLI STUDIOS at while they last!!!!

Lodging nearby: Ramada Lakeshore 773-288-5800
International House of Chicago ( U of C campus ) 773-753-2270

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