My Journey To The Black Age XVIII

Black ComixWhat is The Black Age? It is Chicago’s Black Comic Book event, that began in 1993. Turtel Onli, known as the Father Of The Black Age, produces the annual event. I visited Chicago’s South Side Community Center in the historic Bronzeville area on Saturday, September 12th to attend The Black Age Of Comics.

There is an exhibition called “Heroes And Villains” on display from September 11th – November 8th.   Then on October 10th and 17th, there will be workshops on the history and impact of the Black Age Movement. All of this will take place at the South Side Community Center, located at 3831 S. Michigan in Chicago.  That’s really cool.

 I interviewed several artists and writers. Please take a listen and leave a comment at the very bottom of the page. Thank you! 🙂

Prof. Turtel Onli
Prof. Turtel Onli / ONLI Studios
Cathy of ONLI Studios
Cathy of ONLI Studios
Joe Currie
Joe Currie / Strictly Underground Comics
Joe Currie with image of his character, Prodigy.
Me & Ashley Woods/Professional Illustrator
Ashley Woods/Professional Illustrator & I

 

Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson / Cartoonist
YAOUNDE OLU, PhD.
Yaounde Olu, PhD.
Ytasha Womack
Ytasha Womack / Author & Filmmaker
Ytasha Womack
Ytasha Womack

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La Morris Richmond : Damian Duffy
La Morris Richmond & Damian Duffy

 

Dr. Auburn Ellis
Dr. Auburn Ellis
Prof. John Jennings
Prof. John Jennings

 

 

 

Alex Bradley, Ryan Miller, Brittney Comer & Tiffany Brown
Alex Bradley, Ryan Miller, Brittney Comer & Tiffany Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is great art!

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Anthony Piper / Publisher & Illustrator
Anthony Piper / Publisher & Illustrator

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Overall, I had a great time with the experience and I hope they repeat this event next year! Please leave a comment and tell me what you liked! The comment button is at the end of this post.

A quick shout out to my production team for some great audio editing.  Thanks Mom and Dad!

8 thoughts on “My Journey To The Black Age XVIII”

  1. Zion you’re so young, but so intelligent. I can’t wait to see what you do next. I loved the information you shared with us through these interviews.

  2. Ben, I was thinking the same thing. He interviewed students, those holding their doctorates, people right out of college and college/university Professors. You go Zion!!! People often look at comics in such a narrow minded way. Zion you exposed to us and the world how broad it really is.

  3. You can buy the books at the gift Shop of the DuSable Museum in Chicago. The Black Age is the most indie aspect in graphic novels. The more product we sell the more stories we tell. The more folks we hire.

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