Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics

Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics


£7 Adults /£5 Concessions/ £3 Children (up to 16, under 3s free)/ £15 Family Ticket (family of 4)

Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics brings all your favourite superheroes together in a fantastic exhibition.  You can MARVEL at the displays, SWOOP into your own superhero costume or be AMAZED at the artworks you discover! 
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 superhero 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!

Upcoming Events

​Teen Camp

Kelvingrove Museum | Tues 25 – Thurs 27 | 10.30am – 4pm
Ages 12–15 (11 yr olds going into secondary school are also welcome)
Tickets: Booking essential | £35

Create your own comic inspired by the Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics exhibition and the Kelvingrove displays over a 4 day workshop! Lunch not provided. Parental consent essential. 

Please call 0141 276 9505 to book.

Comic Drawing with Clare Forrest

Kelvingrove Museum | Sun 16 July & Sat 9 September | 11.30am–3pm
Ticket Price - £25 includes access to Frank Quitely the Art of Comics exhibition after the event | Ages 16+

Lose your fear of drawing as an adult by learning how to create your own characters from Clare Forrest. You'll gain tips on how to draw from life and take inspiration from the world around you.
Clare Forrest is an illustrator and art educator based in Glasgow. Her book 'Mighty Women of Science' came out in 2016.
Please call Glasgow Life Box Office to book on 0141 353 8000

Comic Drawing with Tanya Roberts

Kelvingrove Museum | Sat 19 August | 11.30am–3pm
Ticket Price - £25 includes access to Frank Quitely the Art of Comics exhibition after the event | Ages 16+
Draw your own comic characters with artist Tanya Roberts through discussion and audience participation! Discover what characters you can create with just a few adjectives to work with! Tanya Roberts from Edinburgh is well known for her work on Toy Story for Boom! Studios and How To Train Your Dragon for Titan Comics.
Please call Glasgow Life Box Office to book on 0141 353 8000
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