Time Out with TaLynn Kel – OnyxCon 2017 Artist Corner
Hi and welcome to another installment of Time Out with TaLynn Kel. This video completes the collection of interviews conducted at OnyxCon 2017. In case you didn’t know, OnyxCon is an Atlanta convention that focuses on Black creators and Black representation in popular arts. It is a great place to meet independent artists of all kinds and to find original content.
Being an independent creator and a Black geek, I love these opportunities to see Black creators doing their thing. While intellectually, I know there’s room for all of us, it’s still great to see people collaborating and building something together. It also feels good to attend these events and learn how many people are into the same types of things I’m into. I encourage people to attend these shows and see some of the amazing work people are doing. Artistic creation can be a career.
In installment two, the Comic Edition, you met creators Ashleigh Davenport of Final Beat Comics, Manuel and Geiszel Goday of Black Sands Entertainment, and Rod Brown of Native Comics.
Installment three, Kid’s Corner, you were introduced to creators Natalie McGriff of The Adventures of Moxie McGriff, and Julia Davis, author of the I Love Me book series.
That brings us to Artist’s Corner, the last set of interviews I conducted at OnyxCon. All the people I interviewed are artists, but this set specifically focuses on those who draw, paint, etc., with the exception of multi-media company, Upyri Entertainment which does everything.
Segment 1 is Jasmine Dawson of Jazzy Bear Arts. Jasmine, is an Atlanta artist who has been pursuing her craft since age two. She designs independent characters and is developing a comic series. Check out more of her work on her website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
Segment 3 is Lonnie Jackson, creator of Upyri Entertainment, a multi-media company that is creating new characters, new content, new art, and new stories all under the Upyri umbrella. They currently have their vampire project, HUVA, a human vampire organization that helps hide the existence of vampires. The stories range from political to psychological. You can learn more about Upyri on the website. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
That wraps up OnyxCon 2017! We’ll be releasing interviews from 2017’s MomoCon and Anime Weekend Atlanta over the next couple of months. All footage is released on my YouTube channel on the first and third Wednesday of the month. If you want to receive notification as soon as they are released, subscribe to my YouTube channel.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this and have a great day!