Thursday, May 28, 2015

 Jun O's book, ( Lefty Dizz ), on the ONLI STUDIOS label brought members of the Japanese creative community to the Black Age movement during her signing sessions while she visited Chicago. ONLI STUDIOS is a leader in quality chaotic diversity and creativity in Graphic Novels.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sept. 11th until Nov. 8th the Black Age of Comics Movement will be returning to its birthplace:

This is a recent photo of the South Side Community Art Center in the historic Bronzeville district of Chicago. It is a WPA era art center. Also the world's first Black Age of Comics Convention was given there. Produced by ONLI STUDIOS 1993.

Friday, May 01, 2015


ONLI STUDIOS will be hosting a signing and get to know event for Ms Jun Ogusawara.  Jun O has developed an amazing  tender story of your embrace of the essence of the late Chicago Blues master, Lefty Dizz, as her spiritual God-father.  This vision is expressed in her drawings and writings then later supported by her travels to Chicago to learn more about the legendary Bluesman and the incredible scene to which he was a part.

She first made contact with this Black Master of the Blues when as a young child, her Father showed her a DVD featuring the Rolling Stones in Chicago at the Checkerboard Lounge Blues Club in 1981.  It featured a large jam session which included amazing performances by Lefty Dizz.  CONTACT!

Jun O is a student of lithography. Her style is clean, very illustrative and unique.  Curators, critics and collectors will find her work a rare find.  Students and educators will see in her work possibilities for the expression of personal visions and the potential of the sketch book and a holder of passionate art and storytelling.

Her works were featured at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts last Fall in its group exhibition called, "Comics Code".

May 15th, #3rd Friday Opening.  6pm until 10pm. Free admission.  ONLI STUDIOS is on the 3rd Floor. Suite #3110. Entrance near 3400 South Racine, via the Sculpture Garden.

Downloadable via this link: ONLI STUDIOS STORE




Friday, April 24, 2015

The growing Black Age moment is expanding the minds and markets in this industry….one person….one product…one concept at a time!!! We appreciate your resourceful participation!!!


Monday, March 30, 2015

 Circa 1995: BLACK AGE III photo of staff and major participants outside the historic South Side Community Art Center. BLACK AGE XVIII will mark a return to the 'Center, as part of its 75th Anniversary year.  ONLI STUDIOS is honored to participate in such creative karma. All in the Bronzeville district of Chicago.  Look out for us in Sept. to Nov. 2015.
Exhibitions, workshops, and more!
The following special, historic, awesome and just so important group art exhibition is limited to creative professionals who have participated in a past annual BLACK AGE event in Chicago,  or are a director-producer-founder of a major Black Age event in Atlanta, Detroit, New York, San Francisco,  or Philadelphia.

Date:  Sept. 11th 2015 until Nov. 8th 2015 With support from the Chicago of Chicago’s Artists’ Month.
Location:  The Southside Community Art Center in the Historic Bronzeville district of Chicago.
Theme:  The Black Age of Comics Movement is returning to the birthplace of its first ever convention. Artists are asked to contribute two works of art. One of a villain. One of a hero.  Art is limited to characters owned by the artists and illustrators.  No fan art. Exceptions will be made for professional work created by written agreements with the copyright owner.  Size is limited to a maximum of 30 inches by 40 inches.  All work will be insured.  Works must be for sell to a 40% commission to the South Side Art Center.  Prints, posters or original art must be ready to hang.  We will not prepare or frame items.  The contributor must provide shipping and return postage.

Program Book:  We plan to publish a program book for this show.  Contributing artists will be allowed three pages. Two for the art, and one to hype themselves and provide contact info.

Deadlines:  This is a first come, first shown exhibition.  Contributions for the program book are due June 30th.  Digital files sent to onli@sbcglobal.net.  Actual art must be sent to ONLI STUDIOS at 1448 East 52nd Street #468 Chicago IL 60615 USA.


Permission forms will be issued once requested by interested contributors by email to Turtel Onli  onli@sbcglobal.net.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Tuesday, February 17, 2015