ONYXCON 8 / ONYXCON: INFINITY will have an incredible lineup of talent that is not to be missed this AUGUST! MORE TO BE ADDED- STAY TUNED!
JAMES 'MASE' MASON
Is a legendary ONYXCON contributor who with JR Wheeler III created the SANKOFA LADY/LADY SANKOFA and has debuted a new comic book featuring the character named SANKOFA GUARD! MASE has his own creator owned book entitled URBAN SHOGUN. Characters from that title are part of a joint creative team book known as STREET TEAM about a vigilante team of urban crime fighters. Street team has produced a comic book, PC video game, and is expecting a film in production! Come witness the Art and meet the Artist - MASE!
BLACK SANDS Project !
Get ready for the BLACK SANDS interactive comic book experience at ONYXCON! Black Sands is a bold new visual novel drawing from African, Indian and Middle Eastern mythology, married to an innovative spin on speculation about ancient aliens and precursor races. This is largely unexplored territory for video games as a medium – and Black Sands aims to take it further than any other creative team has managed to date.
DUSTIN ' DUALBO' BOLTON
ONYXCON get ready for the amazing style and beautiful Art of Dustin Bolton AKA DUALBO! See this bio in the Artist own words:
My passion for the visual arts reflects in the variety found in my work. I grew up with a wide range of exposure to traditional media, craft-work and an early exposure to digital arts.
I completed my BFA at Rhode Island School of Design and began my professional career as a staff animator for Cartoon Network. My work experience has carried me through various challenging production environments and attracted clients representing global brands.
In addition to my work as a contract artist, I develop and pitch original content for television and comics.
My passion is rooted in storytelling and creating strong characters to capture the imaginations of all viewers.
MARCUS WILLIAMS (illustrator) and GREG BURNHAM (writer)
CREATORS OF TUSKEGEE HEIRS!
Description from official site:
From the minds of local Atlanta illustrator, Marcus Williams and children’s book author Greg Burnham comes the “Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny” comic series. Tuskegee Heirs is a futuristic sci-fi adventure that follows a squadron of young, gifted aviators, who are forced to become Earth’s last line of defense against a menacing race of artificially intelligent villains bent on destroying civilization. The duo looks to pay homage to the historic Tuskegee Airmen, while bringing forth a new set of character rich, young heroes. With a graphic novel set to release mid 2016, Marcus and Greg intend to push this project towards animation.
WILLIAM SATTERWHITE's STEALTH
Stealth is a new hero for a new millennium, a throwback to the days when every kid had a favorite superhero but with the right flavor to appeal to a new generation of readers! From the hands of creator William Satterwhite, Stealth is the story of Allen White- a young man who gains amazing powers after an accident that should have taken his life. After a personal tragedy, Allen vows to use his amazing abilities and dedicate his life to fighting crime and protecting the innocent.
Stealth is intended for a teen and young adult audience (13+) due to occasional strong violence, language and innuendo. Published online in one form or another since 2001, there is also one print edition currently available for those fans who prefer that format. Please visit our store for more information.
LUCENT OAK STUDIOS
This is a very exciting creative team with a web comic and other great projects/products coming to ONYXCON! In the words of the creators directly from the website LUCENT OAKS is - This Web-Comic is a tale of birth, life, death, and renewal. In it are many metaphors relating to our own planet, and the myth acts as a conduit to bridge concepts both environmental and metaphysical with our own existence here on Earth.
Native Comics returns to ONYXCON with new exciting titles and more energy in their great family oriented books.
Currently the market is lacking in publishing material which target a multi-cultural society and is conducive to positive character development. We seek to enhance, enlighten and educate those not familiar with African-American and other ethnic cultures- and promote a standard for moreharmonious relations. Because of the diversity of culture within this country and the lack of knowledge thereof, we must find ways to ensurethat the people of today become further enlightened about one another. - direct from NATIVE COMICS website
ASHLEY A WILLIAMS
Ashley is a talented animator, illustrator, and visionary of whimsical Art. She has been a regular volunteer for many years at ONYXCON and is now stepping behind a booth as a proud vendor. Meet Ashley at ONYXCON!
ANDRE OWENS' FORCE GALAXIA !!!
Journey into deep space with this cosmic Afrofuturist comic dream come true created by Artist/Writer ANDRE OWENS! All the way from California to Atlanta for ONYXCON! Check him out and show your galactic love!