Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics exhibition heads to Glasgow

Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics

Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017.

The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.

There will also be original artwork from other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

Superman by Frank Quitely
Superman by Frank Quitely

Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

• Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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