THE BROONS are taking a trip to Glasgow this weekend – and they’re meeting a very special fan!
This week’s strip inside The Sunday Post features Scotland’s favourite family paying a visit to the Frank Quitely exhibition at Kelvingrove Museum.
The comic book artist, real name Vincent Deighan, revealed earlier this year that he was inspired by cartoonist Dudley D. Watkins, the creator of The Broons and Oor Wullie.
Frank says he’s honoured to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Andy Murray, Lorraine Kelly and Nicola Sturgeon by making a special guest appearance alongside Paw, Maw and the family.
He 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 just unbelievable. I’m honoured.”
Frank, who still works in Glasgow, was presented with a framed copy of The Broons strip yesterday.
Kirsten Murray, DC Thomson’s Editor of Heritage Brands, said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to have The Broons visit Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics at the Kelvingrove Museum.
“Quitely’s respect for Dudley Watkins is really clear throughout the exhibition and his works, so seemed only fitting to have two giants of Scottish comics meet in this Sunday Post strip.
“I only hope he can forgive the Twins for the unfortunate misunderstanding!”
Maw Broon had some words to add too!
“We had a braw day oot at the exhibition in Glasgow,” she said.
“The whole family have aye loved readin’ comics, especially the Sunday funny pages. There was somethin’ tae see, includin’ oor Wee 3. Onyone yet tae visit best get tae the Kelvingrove before October 1st.”
The exhibition remains open until October 1 and explores Frank’s work on titles such as DC’s Superman, Batman and Marvel Comics X-Men.
More than 40,000 visitors have flocked to see his intricate work up close, enjoying the largest collection of his work ever displayed.