Artist Frank ‘honoured’ to appear in The Broons
HOMEGROWN comic book hero Frank Quitely’s work on Superman, Batman and X-Men is loved by millions.
But now his illustrious career has gone full-circle as his latest exhibition gets a cameo in The Broons.
The Glasgow artist has revealed one of his biggest inspirations is cartoonist Dudley D. Watkins, creator of Oor Wullie and The Broons.
So he was thrilled to discover this weekend’s strip in The Sunday Post will see the Twins visit the exhibition Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, currently on at the Kelvin grove Museum in Glasgow.
Frank said: “I’m beyond delighted. I’ve been a fan of The Broons for as long as I can remember, so to have them visit the exhibition is unbelievable. I ’m honoured.”
The strip sees the pair get up to their usual high jinks and cause chaos for the artist – who actually started his career with The Greens, a spoof of The Broons created for Scottish underground comic Electric Soup in 1990.
Quitely, born Vincent Deighan in 1968, still lives and works in Glasgow.
The exhibition, running until October 1, celebrates his career and the contribution Scotland has made to the global comic industry.
It also showcases artwork by fellow Scots comic icons, including Kingsman creator Mark Millar and Grant Morrison, who’s known for his work on DC’s Batman.
To see Frank in The Broons, turn to page 53.
■ Frank Quitely.