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Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics

From Krypton to Kelvingrove

Frank Quitely is the alter ego of Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan. Deighan took on the mantle of Frank Quitely 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 with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.
 
The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work ever displayed. You can get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame.  There will also be original artwork from titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams as well as an original Batman comic strip by Batman creator Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete without including the strip that inspired it all, The Broons!

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.

Alongside the comic art there are digital interactives where you can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create your own super hero costume and get your photo taken with superman flying overhead.
 
All in all, this exhibition is sure to excite comic book fans of all ages! So don’t miss this exciting opportunity for a journey from Krypton to Kelvingrove and Gotham to Glasgow!

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  • Date 1st Apr - 1st Oct 2017
  • Time See venue opening hours
  • Age range All ages
  • Admission Payment required
  • Cost £3 to £15
  • Discount Adult £7/£5 conc. £3 children (under 3s free) Family Ticket £15 (Family of 4)
  • Phone 0141 353 8000

Venue Information

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

695, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

Get directions

Tel: 0141 276 9599

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Opening Hours

Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Access Information

Wheelchair access: Yes

Disabled toilet facilities: Yes

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