Hon­orary de­gree for Vince

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Ruther­glen comic book artists has been awarded an hon­orary de­gree from the Univer­sity of Glas­gow.

Vince Deighan, who stays in Cathkin, works un­der the pen name Frank Quitely.

The for­mer St Colum­bkille’s pupil has drawn for the big­gest comic book com­pa­nies in the world, in­clud­ing Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and worked with fa­mous writ­ers like Grant Mor­ri­son and Mark Mil­lar.

He has il­lus­trated the likes of Su­per­man, Bat­man, Judge Dredd and the X-Men, as well as many in­de­pen­dent comics.

Away from comics he has worked on other pro­jects, in­clud­ing an al­bum cover by Rob­bie Wil­liams.

His work is cur­rently avail­able to view at a special ex­hi­bi­tion at Kelv­in­grove Art Gallery.

Vince, who is one of 16 re­cip­i­ents of an hon­orary de­gree in 2017, will re­ceive a Doc­tor of Let­ters from the in­sti­tu­tion.

Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics is at Kelv­in­grove Mu­seum, Glas­gow now and runs un­til Oc­to­ber 1, 2017.

Tick­ets cost £7 per adult/ £5 per con­ces­sion while chil­dren un­der 16 are £3, with un­der threes free. A fam­ily ticket is £15.

Visit www.glas­gow mu­se­ums.com for fur­ther de­tails.

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