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"Indie today: Rhythmism Forever!" ONLI STUDIOS' fun, fire and funk via its innovative products and subject matter comes to mind. There is a tremendous emphasis on historical, life-genre, or social realism in indie circles. Spiritual themes and Africanized images abstracted or neo-classical illustrations hold a serious space.
However works whose themes explore psycho-intellectual manifestations, futuristic visions, the metaphysical and alternate philosophies abound as well. Attracting strong , smart & growing fans appealing command of production values, design elements and principles, technique and naturalized realism links the more effective of these approaches. ONLI STUDIOS is on the move!
During the heady days of the Black Cultural revolution in Chicago, there was a lot of art dealing with this hope and concept. The mainstream galleries, Black art curators, historians and critics mostly stayed away from it. Then once certain major players in this died in came the White parasites. One a college professor the other a Jewish art dealer. Both swooped in making deals to sell works, with the other building a entire career path for herself. Now they are the accepted go-to…Continue
At a time when the indie Black Age of Comics movement is now nation wide with indie conventions in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New York and San Francisco, a question emerges. Where do you find a dedicated spinning rack of indie produced / published Black Age products? Hmmmm? No where except Chicago at the Du Sable Museum and the urban internet cafe' Copy Cat. In each of the other markets listed, no rack. Not even where there is a Black owned comic book store. The internet alone will not…Continue
Who owns the rights to most of the material, books, and music, and posters sold to school systems annually to expouse the values of the "Harlem Renaissance"? Are these publishers and distributors as Black as the content? Do due royalties go to the hires or estates of the folks served up as creative or historic icons? Or are these source of revenue leeching massive profits away from the community being educated?
This processing of "the New Negro" is still making money .....but for…Continue
Are there any stats or evidence of positive impact to or on independent Black owned businesses per the activities of Black Lives Matters, Black Entertainers, Black Athletes, and the ever loving Black Nerds? After they picket, party or protest is there a bump up of profits in…Continue