Artist Frank ‘hon­oured’ to ap­pear in The Broons

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - HISTORY -

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.

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