Like most of the rest of the world, Scotland is going through something of a comicbook boom right now and the most iconic museum in Glasgow is going to celebrate the life of local hero Frank Quitely, artist on DC’s Batman and Robin, Marvel’s New X-Men and Jupiter’s Legacy for Image.
For six months, starting from April 1, the grand Victorian edifice of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will host “Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics”, an opportunity to see the largest collection of his work ever assembled.
As an added bonus, it won’t only be Quitely’s art on show. Also appearing will be the work of industry giants Bob Kane (Batman co-creator), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, 300) and Neal Adams (Batman, Avengers).
And that’s not all. There will be displays walking visitors through the creation of a comicbook, and interactive digital stations to help fans create their own costume. There’s even a chance to have your photo taken with a flying Superman!
It’s a must-see for fans of every stripe. Kelvingrove was already one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions and this show will only cement that popularity.
For real superheroes, and anyone who just turns up in a costume regardless, entry is free on the first day, Saturday, 1 April. Otherwise, under 3’s get in for free, children up to 16 are £3, and adults are £7 (£5 with concession). Family tickets are on offer for £15.
Tickets, which are on sale now, can be booked online at www.glasgowmuseums.com or, by phone, on 0141 353 8000.