What 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 / ONLI Studios
Cathy of ONLI Studios
Joe Currie / Strictly Underground Comics
Joe Currie with image of his character, Prodigy.
Ashley Woods/Professional Illustrator & I
Tim Jackson / Cartoonist
Yaounde Olu, PhD.
Ytasha Womack / Author & Filmmaker
La Morris Richmond & Damian Duffy
Dr. Auburn Ellis
Prof. John Jennings
Alex Bradley, Ryan Miller, Brittney Comer & Tiffany Brown
There is great art!
Anthony Piper / Publisher & Illustrator
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!