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Published 08 May 2017

Comic Exhibition

A collection of creative comic artworks by artistic secondary pupils is on display at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery.

The free exhibition opened at the Garden Gallery within Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery, Clydebank Town Hall on Friday, 5 May and visitors to the exhibition can see more than 30 colourful drawings of new and more famous comic characters designed by pupils.

Acclaimed Scottish Comic Book artist Frank Quitely judged the entries and presented the winning pupils with their prizes, praised the pupils for their imagination in creating and depicting characters, interesting compositions, and draughtsmanship skills.

Winning pupils were:

S1 Cameron Simpson, Clydebank High School for The Puppet King of the Seas

S2 Matthew Spence, Clydebank High School for Stink Bomb

S3 Lisa Masters, Clydebank High School, for The Smiler

S4 Charli Dee Munley, Vale of Leven Academy, for Is This Your Card?

S5 Aidan Summers, Clydebank High School, for Watchmen the Beginning

S6 Eilidh Sturrock Clydebank High School, for Soleil et Lune

Pupils also commended for their creative work were:

S1 Blair Wallace Vale of Leven Academy and Josh McGregor, Clydebank High School

S2 Ashley Drain Kilpatrick School; Lara McCann and Gabrielle Rutherford,  Clydebank High School

S3 Emma Smyth,  Clydebank High School

S4 Kathryn Larking Vale of Leven Academy and Ben Hamilton, Kilpatrick School

S6 - Ronan McCready, Kilpatrick School

Gill Graham, Manager of libraries and cultural Services said: “The Council is delighted to host this collection of work by our school pupils and I would encourage people to come along and see first-hand the inspiring pieces by some very talented pupils.

Trish Robins, Exhibition Officer, said: “I would like to thank the pupils who took the time to participate and producing these excellent pieces of work. The stunning exhibition really brings to life our young people’s imagination and I’d encourage people to come along and enjoy the variety of pieces on display.”

The exhibition is in advance of Clydebank Museum’s major Comic Invention exhibition on show at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery later this summer.  The exhibition, coordinated with The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, showcases key loans from Frank Quitely and other private lenders,  The Hunterian, University of Glasgow  and West Dunbartonshire Collections. A packed programme of comic book events accompany the exhibition and more information is at www.comicsconversations.eventbrite.co.uk

The Art of Comics Exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum showcasing the work of Frank Quitely is currently open to the public until 1 October 1 2017.

Visitors can view the pupils’ drawings at The Garden Gallery, from Friday, 5 May until Tuesday, 30 May 2017, Monday to Saturday 10am – 4.30pm. Admission is free.