Sunday, May 8, 2022


ONLI STUDIOS LLC has re-organized in launching its "Nu-Look Line"
 designed by Jonathan Ford.  
Ford will produce the "Nu-Look Line" 
while founder, Prof. Onli will continue the "Classic Line" 
for the expansion of ONLI STUIODS Rhythmistic Universe.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

 The New York Times placed the landmark anthology, "It's Life As I See It!" on its Top 20 List of Graphic Novels for 2011.  

This book accompanied the blockbuster group exhibition that year, "Chicago Comics: 1960 Until Now!" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, curated by Dan Nadel,  which featured on the outer wall of the Musuem a mural sized enlargement of Black Age of Comics founder, Turtel Onli's "NOG: The Protector of the Pyramides"

 "NOG" is the first published Rhythmistic Future-Primitif character that opened the door to diversity and the growing Black Age of Comics when I was published in 1981.

 Note: The entire first run of Turtel Onli's Rhythmistic character, "NOG: The Nubian of Greatness, Protector of the Pyramides" is included in this important book. 

Created in the late 1970s and published in 1981 by ONLI STUDIOS LLC. The reviewers omit that Onli is the sole indie publisher in the book and that his operation ONLI STUDIOS LLC is still in full effect. Consistently active since 1981. 

 The tendency is to sequester the work in the grave of the marginalized....or the tombs of the 'unfortunately overlooked".

 Nor is there any reference to the growing dynamic Black Age of Comics genre / movement. Fortunately you know better! Its still an honor to be included in this vital unique Graphic Novel that is one part history and one part now! Reaching out and presenting awesome high valued rare works to a more deserving audience. not limited to the narrow bias of its reviewers.


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Prof. Onli, the creator of "NOG: The Nubian of Greatness, Protector of the Pyramides", is so inspired by the rite of passage that was having NOG featured in the 2021 blockbuster group exhibition at the Musuem of Contemporary Art, Chicago, curated by Dan Nadel, that he is now back in the 1980s- Zone when NOG was first published. 

Onli is a rare visual artist who has been innovative and practicing across the divide of two centuries.

Onli is looking at that first publication as source material to produce a totally new body of Rhythmistic Fine Art based on the original designs and unpublished concepts related to this landmark character and book.  These will be oil and acrylic paintings completed on archival wood panels. linen and canvases.

This emerging Rhythmistic fine art collection will be offered to major museums that have declared their programming to embrace the positives of real diversity beyond the limits of tokenism. To showcase and collect serious works by unique dedicated and proven visual artists from various backgrounds and initiators of expansive styles such as the Rhythmistic Future-Primitif genre.

These and all posted original artworks and illustrations are Copyright 2022 and other dates to Turtel Onli.  None are to be remixed. rebooted or published for commercial purposes without written agreement with Turtel Onli, the sole copyright holder.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

 "Dear fans, scholars, collectors, students, gallerists, composers, musicians, artists, writers, illustrators, animators, investor, critics, curators and more.  It's the first week of 2022 and I want to seriously thank all of you for the fantastic year we and ONLI STUDIOS LLC along with all things Rhythmistic experienced.  First, we rebranded & rebooted our decades long, original open-sourced welcoming Black Age of Comics, Convention, Chicago into the virtual "BLACK SANKOFA".

We were featured in the historic book/anthology called "It's Life As I See It!".  This book showcased the critical inspiring works of several highly valued Chicago Black Cartoonists.  The entire first edition of our Rhythmistic character "NOG: The Nubian of Greatness. Protector of the Pyramides' appears in this uniquely intelligent book. 

Followed by NOG, circa 1980, being featured along with innovative issues of the 1980s classic 'zine, "Future-Funk" in the blockbuster, group exhibition at the Musuem of Contemporary Art, Chicago, "Chicago Comics: 1960 until Now!"

This awesome ever-cool book and exhibition were the amazing industrious inspired work of curator / writer, Dan Nadel. 

 Plus, the solo retrospective styled exhibition, "RHYTHMISM: Art as Social Change Making" ran for several months at the stately Gordon Parks Arts Hall in the Corvus Gallery on the campus of the prestigious University of Chicago.  Lastly ONLI STUDIOS LLC published its first hyper-dynamic Graphic Novel, "Drawn For The Rhythmic Zone".

In appreciation as gratitude because none fo this happens without your positive participation, sharing and sharing of all things Rhythmistic. 

Now we are planning for "BLACK SANKIFA 2.0" and more in the coming year. "

Be well and Stay Smart!


Prof. Turtel Onli, M.A.A.T.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Saturday, November 27, 2021

 DALLAS, TX.- A frenzy of eager bidders drove Frank Brunner's Doctor Strange No. 1 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1974) to $408,000, and an important collection kept its Promise of spectacular results to lead Heritage Auctions' near-sellout Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction to $17,823,949 last weekend.

When Doctor Strange was published in 1974, he was not yet a major Marvel character, but he has evolved into a major figure in the Marvel Comics Universe in the nearly six decades since. The Master of the Mystic Arts has solidified his stature through his role in MCU movies, as a character in Strange Tales and ultimately in his own title, with this image fronting the premiere issue.

"For original art from the 1970s to top $400,000 is incredible," Heritage Auctions Senior Vice President Ed Jaster said. "Frank Brunner's Doctor Strange covers set an unmatched standard for the character's artwork."
Promise Collection
Meanwhile, 355 lots from the historic Promise Collection Pedigree found new homes in the Nov. 18-21 sale, reaching a total of $4.69 million. The collection earned its moniker because the young boy who assembled the collection went off to war and never returned. For decades, the books were kept safe by his brother, who promised to protect the collection if anything happened to his brother on the battlefield. The lots in this sale represent the third installment from this extraordinary trove to be offered this year through Heritage Auctions.

CHICAGO - ONLI STUDIOS LLC has confirmed there are only less than ten known original first edition copies of the landmark Graphic Novel / comic book. "NOG: The Protector of the Pyramides" in its archives.

 It is acknowledged in collector circles as the book and character that opened the door to the growing indie Black Age of Comics Movement/genre when it was published in 1981. Plus it introduced the Future-Primitif genre of Rhythmism to the worlds of Graphic Novels and Comic-Books.

 "NOG" is experiencing a heightened profile since being featured in the 2021 blockbuster group exhibition, "Chicago Comics: 1960 Until Now". Curated by Dan Nadel

Tuesday, November 23, 2021


The impressive Future-Primitif Rhythmistic Fine Art &

 NFTS created by Prof. Turtel Onli will be included in 

the Annual PRIZM ART EXPO!

Nov. 30th 2021 Until Dec. 10th 2021