Saturday, December 06, 2014

 You are invited!!!!  Dec. 13th 2014, The Trading Post Gift Shop of the Du Sable Museum of African American History in Chicago will be hosting a signing and conversation with Prof. Turtel Onli. Onli will be signing his new publication, "Punkin's Imagination", children's activity book, along with "Tales From The Rhythmic Zone", a collector's graphic novel trade book,  Time: Noon until 4pm. Address: 5700 south Cottage Grove Ave.  in Chicago's picturesque Washington Park. Museum admission charged.


Sunday, November 30, 2014


This is from a letter Prof. Onli recently sent to an original member of AfriCobra, Napoleon Henderson.

"We are still winning this war for minds and markets. Look up the Black Age of Comics movement! It hosts over 5  national annual events.  Creates freelance gigs.  Has entered scholarship and classes. Grows contemporary mythology.Blends literary and visual art for greater cognition.  Creativity, culture and commerce. I morphed my ideals for BAG into the Black Age when I officially launched it in 1991. I am writing you this because I strongly still feel that these efforts and contributions are not fully understood in most "Black Circles".  I know this is not the case with you, Lester, B. J.,Jose, or the late Bill Walker.  But we, The Black Age Movement,  would welcome a partnership with IPE or Third World Press, BET, EBONY or the Defender....to name a few.  But thanks to Dr. Carol Adams we are rocking sells at the Trading Post Gift Shop of the DuSable Museum in Chicago.  The mainstream is very aware or us and participating more than ever.  We have grown this genre.  We are winning!"

Spread the word!

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


BAG: The Black Arts Guild was founded in 1970 by Turtel Onli to facilitate the  transition of young talented student / artist into professionals.  Its members went on to become professional mainstream illustrators, fine artists, educators, art therapists and historians. Circa 1970 / 1977. 

Onli morphed the concept of the guild into the premise of the growing Black Age of Comics Movement to facilitate the expansion of a genre that would celebrate concepts derived from the Black, African, Urban or indie experience in the world of graphic novels, comic books games. moves etc.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Milestone Media and the Black Age launched in the same month in a coordinated birthing!

Both supported the other is real terms.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


A collectors' tradebook form ONLI STUDIOS!

Monday, October 27, 2014

NEWS FLASH!  Feel the return of the fire, fun and funk as ONOI STUDIOS is negotiating returning its Black Age of Comics Convention to its birthplace, The South Side Community Art Center in the historic Bronzeville area of Chicago.

Ms Masequoi Myers, the Director of the SSCAC and Prof. Onli, The Chief Operating Atrtist of oNLI STUDIOS have reached the agreement to determine a date in 2015 for the return of this landmark event.  Details will be posted here as they emerge.

Prof. Onli worked with Ms Carol Ann Brown, as co curator to this amazing showcase of talent and concepts at the Lubeznik Center of the Arts in Michigan City, Ind.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ONLI STUDIOS is grooming a staff to revive its landmark convention in the historic Bronzeville section of Chicago.