Sunday, May 8, 2022
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.
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
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publication as source material to produce a totally new body of Rhythmistic Fine Art based on the original designs and unpublished concepts related to this landmark character and book.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.
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.
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.