Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ms M-Brown, a spoken wordsmith reading a Rhythmistic graphic novel about the origin of "Susthah-Girl, Queen of the Black Age" from ONLI STUDIOS.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

"NOG: Nubian of Greatness",  is the character & hero that opened the door to the growing Black Age of Comics movement & genre when it was published by ONLI STUDIOS in 1981. NOG was created in 1978 and ran as a strip in the Chicago Defender daily newspaper.

Now it comes in a Rhythmisticly colored Graphic Novel from ONLI STUDIOS, Colored by the ever talented Ashley A. Woods.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

" Rhythmism lives!!!!!"
Studio lockdown time for Prof. Onli....... Here are a couple of samples of the current practices.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ONLI STUDIOS produced this video during its 2011 Annual Black Age Convention.  This event is the longest running and original event of its type. It was first given in 1993.  Prof. Onli often asks how creative will folks be in their mature years.  Is their interest in Afrofuturism a fad? Is it a passing party? Or will it open a mind set to discover and create over the course of a life time?

He notes the undercurrent of agism that seems to be present along with the issues of not recognizing the presence over decades of this genre, beyond the few musicians that based on a mainstream record deal gets more credit than actually earned.  Is the bar as low as a few cosmic themed party songs followed by a drug induced ruined career with no real professional legacy to hire and invest?

Sort of asking......when the patty is over and the school loans are due....what then? That is when Afrofuture meets your future!

Prof. Onli recently retired from teaching and coaching at the Chicago Public Schools but still teaches at the Harold Washington  College in Chicago.

Prof. Onli with one of his Studio Drawing Classes.
Prof. Onli out in Chicago.