Frank Quitely C or D

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Richard Baez (Johnny Logic), Friday, 19 January 2007 21:56 (twelve years ago) link

That's pretty cluttered for a Quietly piece!

M Perpetua (mperpetua), Friday, 19 January 2007 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

AYE - it's like he drew one of the battles I'd stage with my characters when I was three.

Richard Baez (Johnny Logic), Friday, 19 January 2007 22:02 (twelve years ago) link

In that sense, it totally works. And really, how else should you be approaching He-Man?

M Perpetua (mperpetua), Friday, 19 January 2007 22:03 (twelve years ago) link

I would like to see a Quitely Orko.

barefoot manthing (Garrett Martin), Friday, 19 January 2007 22:05 (twelve years ago) link

seven years pass...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03v2vcb

"Frank Quitely is the alter ego of Glaswegian comic-book artist Vincent Deighan. As one of a group of British writers and artists who have reinvented the superhero genre, Frank's depictions of iconic characters like Superman, Batman and the X-Men have provided inspiration for some of Hollywood's biggest movie franchises.

In this film, we follow Frank over the course of a day and night as he works on a single page from his latest work, the epic superhero saga Jupiter's Legacy."

Tuesday 18 Mar 2014 22:50 BBC Four

koogs, Saturday, 15 March 2014 11:40 (five years ago) link

It was on BBC2 Scotland a couple of weeks ago.
I thought it was worth watching.

treefell, Saturday, 15 March 2014 12:47 (five years ago) link

was bbc scotland an hour long or 30 minutes? (the iain banks thing was 60 in scotland, 30 in england)

fascinating last night. such a glamorous occupation, being an artist 8)

(that office must be freezing in the winter)

koogs, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:00 (five years ago) link

Thanks for the heads-up, very interesting. Seems like a top bloke.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:32 (five years ago) link

Huh. What's the story behind his pen name?

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:56 (five years ago) link

Quite Frankly

Rotating prince game (I am using your worlds), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:58 (five years ago) link

"Quitely first worked upon the Scottish underground comics title Electric Soup in 1990. He wrote and drew The Greens, a parody of The Broons strip published by D.C. Thompson. It was in working on this book that he adopted the pseudonym of Frank Quitely (a spoonerism of "quite frankly"), as he did not want his family to know it was his work, worried that they may have found it upsetting."

Rotating prince game (I am using your worlds), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:00 (five years ago) link

Haaaaaaa.

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:06 (five years ago) link

D'oh! Now I feel dumm.

If I had hands and you had a neck (WilliamC), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:07 (five years ago) link

ulises farinas (who is drawing ILC's D.Wolk's Judge Dredd comic) gives me a F. Quitely/G. Darrow/S. Fisher vibe and is worth checking for those unfamiliar with his work:
http://ulisesfarinas.com/

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:10 (five years ago) link

Good call

Nhex, Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:12 (five years ago) link

I remember feeling dumb when I first got the "Frank Quitely" pun. It should be so obvious!

Tuomas, Thursday, 20 March 2014 10:27 (five years ago) link

I only just got it. Thought it was his real name till I watched the doc TBH.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:56 (five years ago) link

Yeah, I had no idea it even was a pen name!

Nhex, Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:25 (five years ago) link

Great doc! That detail of the cityscape was *intense*

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 20 March 2014 23:57 (five years ago) link

Is there some easy way for non-Britishers (the player says you can't watch it outside Britain) to see the doc?

Tuomas, Friday, 21 March 2014 05:55 (five years ago) link

I think there are various iPlayer proxies of varying legality, have a poke around on google.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 01:28 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002c26

Val McDermid meets Vin Deighan
Only Artists
Series 7

Val McDermid is one of Britain’s most successful crime writers, and has sold more than 15 million books around the world. Since her debut in 1987, she has written several series of crime novels set in both her native Scotland and the north of England, as well short stories, radio plays and a prize-winning children’s book. Her latest novel is Broken Ground.

Vin Deighan was born in Glasgow and draws under the name Frank Quitely. He is one of the leading artists in American comics, working for Marvel and DC on superheroes including Batman, Superman, and the X-men. He started drawing cartoon strips for the Glasgow underground comic Electric Soup in 1989 and continues to write and design his own short stories. An exhibition of his work was held at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow in 2017.

koogs, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:28 (ten months ago) link

oooh cool

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:31 (ten months ago) link

i bought a Val McDermid book after she answered all the same questions on celebrity university challenge as i could. unfortunately it was quite poor, a silence of the lambs copy which actually had the characters go and see silence of the lambs at one point. she's gotten better in later books, i don't doubt.

koogs, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:50 (ten months ago) link

Ty for the link, I’ll definitely check this out! I loved his work on The Invisibles and the last chapter is an all time fave.

gyac, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:22 (ten months ago) link

If you (or anyone else) has yet to read Flex Mentallo please do so ASAP as it's one of the all-time greats. Really anything the two of them collaborated on is top of the heap.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:31 (ten months ago) link

also all-star superman, the greatest superman story ever told

at the risk of doxxing myself and/or dropping a name, i've had the opportunity to work with vin/frank a couple of times and meet grant morrison and they were v gracious about my stammering acknowledgement that the scene in a-ss where superman's warmth and kindness saves someone from suicide was a massive help to me in a difficult time, which i was unable to stop myself blurting out

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 13:37 (ten months ago) link

Seriously @ that sentiment. Glad you got that moment.

But also there can't be more than, what, a couple hundred people in that country of yrs? I'm surprised you don't all live on the same street.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:04 (ten months ago) link

fuck you, we have four streets and we're promised running water by 2022

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:06 (ten months ago) link

Second the awww at bg and weirdly enough I have the same feelings about The Invisibles; the part where Edith tells the story of her miscarriage and the flashback frame to it later gets me every time

Ty for Flex Mentallo rec, I’m definitely going to get that. :)

gyac, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:09 (ten months ago) link

Really the entire narrative of Flex is another of those heart-hitching Mozzer/Quitely moments for me. I reread it every couple of years and it gets me every time.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:12 (ten months ago) link

yeah, flex is v special too - morrison and quitely together have a unique ability to bend readers' minds that neither of them can quite achieve when they're apart

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:13 (ten months ago) link

gyac, if you wanna cry your eyes out the morrison/quitely animal-soldiers miniseries we3 will definitely have that effect

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:14 (ten months ago) link

(The only non-Quitely GM work I can think of off the top that hits quite the same emotional chord for me is the ending of The Filth when the purpose of all the subsequent depravity and degradation is revealed.)

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:14 (ten months ago) link

(This discussion is legit getting me a little misty.

Shut up and leave me alone.)

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:16 (ten months ago) link

I actually own we3 but have never read it! But I will!

I also love their work together on New X-Men.

gyac, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:18 (ten months ago) link

I have given non-comics people NXM to read and they really dig it until Quitely ends his first run.

(I like to think that this is in part because they can perceive just from the artwork in the following arc how big a turd Van Sciver will become in subsequent years.)

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:21 (ten months ago) link

i think quitely's work does seem very legible to non-comics-readers in a way that is pretty unusual, so i'm not surprised to hear that, really - probably doesn't help that much of the nxm art post-quitely is pretty ugly and murky iirc

my wife loves superman from the reeve movies but doesn't care about comics much; however, she she did come with me to the quitely exhibition at the kelvingrove museum and ended up being impressed enough to buy a fairly pricey limited print of quitely's superman flying over kelvingrove, which now hangs proudly in our living room

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:29 (ten months ago) link

Jealous rn.

Yeah, Quitely is the rare double threat of A+ draftsman and A+ storyteller.

But people get sick on earth in their human form (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 14:32 (ten months ago) link

Anyone know an ETA for Jupiter's Legacy v3?

ILX Moderator: It's Like a Pressure Wash for Your Insides (WmC), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 20:11 (ten months ago) link


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