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Exhibition Geppi Gems

A. Leslie Thomas. [Batgirl on Little Gem cloth cutter buzz saw table], Gouache, ink and opaque white drawing on illustration board. Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (012.01.00)

Bat Girl

Taking his cue from the comic book death traps Batman and his sidekick endured, illustrator A. Leslie Thomas (b. 1926) painted this concept set design. It was used in season three, episode fourteen of the Batman television show, “Catwoman’s Dressed to Kill,” which aired in 1967. Thomas exploited the introduction of color television into American homes to great effect.