CCNY Design Program Spawns Afro-Caribbean Superhero

As a child in his native Trinidad, Lenn Hypolite’s young mind was immersed in comic books. He grew up dreaming of creating his own Afro-Caribbean superhero. Thanks to The City College of New York’s electronic design and multimedia (EDM) program Mr. Hypolite is now about to introduce “Telestro” to readers.

A teenager with the powers of teleportation, Telestro is the Trinidadian-based hero of a 50-page original web graphic novel produced by Mr. Hypolite for this year’s BFA thesis show.

The senior credits the EDM program for helping him realize his dreams and adding Telestro to the pantheon of superheroes. 

“I was a studio artist with no digital background and this program helped me tremendously,” said the Washington Heights resident. “I got that experience here. Everything here is state of the art.”

City College’s BFA in electronic design and multimedia offered in the Division of Humanities and the Arts is a professional specialization in design for print and interactive media. It integrates a variety of digital media into all stages of design and production.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


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