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!!!

"I will ask you to educate me and spend your energies in finding ways of saying things so that I can understand. I will not do the same for you."
“Instead of using your resources to advance your causes, I will see you like a rat in a cage running around trying to find ways to explain the cage to me, while I hold the key to open the door.
"At the same time, I will convince you that I have no ill intentions toward you or those like you. I am simply not informed.
"The claim of ignorance is one of my most powerful weapons because, while you spend your time trying to enlighten me, everything
remains the same.

Aida Hurtado
The Pendejo Game provides a context for understanding group dynamics and the inauthenticity of interactions between elites and less powerful groups. Using the Pendejo Game, people in power claim ignorance to issues of inequality and privilege by asking for further education on the issue. For example, elites in power may use the game to claim they “had no idea this problem existed” or that hey have already made significant changes and “do not see what else can be changed,” (Limbert & Bullock, 2005). 
Limbert and Bullock (2005) state, “Successful Pendejo players are able to distance themselves from injustices by denying their own culpability”  When hearing of this professed ignorance, agents of change feel compelled to spend time, resources, and effort to “educate” people in power while at the same time people in power retain control of detrimental institutional systems, such as policies and programs. 

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  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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LINK To Dr. Ellis presentation at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, Jan. 24th, 2015, on bringing graphic novels to the classroom and African Centered concepts in Education.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

This trade-book / graphic novels features  four stories, many pin up pages along with vocabulary too!

 Congratulations to the fans and producers of the 2015 Black Comic Book Day event in Harlem NY at the Schomburg Library. Collectors were treated to equality indie Black Age products and their creators.
Astute fans checking out the landmark issue of Malcolm-10.

Saturday, January 03, 2015