The 15th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention 2016
When speaking about the topic of indie comics; specifically of Black Creators, Publishers and writers of comics, the name of Turtel Onli will be reverently mentioned. Called “The Father Of The Da Black Age of Comics”, he produced the World’s first Black Age Comic Convention in February 1993. It was held in the South Side Community Center in the historic Bronzeville area in Chicago. Since then the Chicago event has been held in other locations but this year its back at the SouthSide Community Center at 3831 S. Michigan Ave.
I took the opportunity to stop by on Saturday, September 12th. And it was great to see so many talented artists in attendance; John Jennings, Damian Duffy, Ashley A. Woods, Joe Currie, Ytasha Womack, Tim Jackson, Anthony Piper, Yaounde Olu, PhD, La Morris Richmond, Stanford W. Carpenter, Dr. Auburn Ellis, Alex Bradley, Brittney Comer, Tiffany Brown, Ryan Miller and of course, Professor Turtel Onli!
The exhibition “Heroes And Villains” of indie art and projects by Black Creators will be on display from September 11th – November 8th. Workshops on the History and Impact of the Black Age Movement will be held on October 10th and 17th.
Take the time and Stop by and learn about about the artists!
Support INDIE Artists & Their Projects!
Peace, Power & Prosperity!