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Leslie Thompson

Art Book – In The Making Since a Hundred of Years


This collection is the culmination of a project which began during lockdown, 2020. Leslie Thompson has an interest in pop culture and was keen to explore something new whilst stuck at home.
Over the course of the lockdowns he explored a history of black comic book super heroes (1935-2020) and this book presents Leslie's interpretation of those characters using his memory and imagination.


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Art Book – In The Making Since a Hundred of Years


Leslie Thompson
In the making since a hundred of years

Full colour illustration book.

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About the artist

Leslie Thompson

Leslie has been based at Venture Arts studios for over thirty years, is widely exhibited and features in significant collections both in the UK and overseas.

Leslie Thompson's cartoon drawing of Monica Rambeau in 1982


We are delighted when people want to commission work from us and our artists. This can either be as a group project or an individual artist creating one of their unique pieces for you.

To find out more and to arrange a studio visit please contact Katherine Long on 0161 232 1223 or email

An arm holding a white pen leaning over a large piece of art painted orange.