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In The Making of 100 Years

45 Hilton Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester

This collection is the culmination of a lockdown exploration of the history of black comic book superheroes. Leslie’s drawings are a reinterpretation of these characters researched, made using his ‘memory and imagination’.

In Leslie's words:

‘In the making since a hundred of years, the dark black comic books were made and they are good heroes in the cartoon. They are fantastic in comics and animation in the 1930’s 40’s 50’s 60’s 70’s tracking down crime all over America and across the world and out of this earth.

It is a story about these black African American characters in these comics since a hundred years of entertaining. It is exciting to see all these new cape crusaders in the early period of all history. Could be in the record books soon. Good news. It’s fabulous and good creating this picture on the drawing paper.’

Leslie Thompson





Solo Show, Just Show Up, Exhibition

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