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    Frank Quitely - 'Vincent Deighan'
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Bio:
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 is at this point that he adopted the pseudonym of Frank Quitely, as he claims that he didn't want his family to see his work, worried that they may have found it upsetting. Initially Electric Soup was only distributed locally in Glasgow, then it was picked up by John Brown Publishing for widespread national UK distribution.

This brought Quitely's work to the attention of Judge Dredd Megazine editor David Bishop. He was given work on Shimura, written by Robbie Morrison, and Missionary Man, by Gordon Rennie, quickly rising to prominence and being voted among the fans' favourite five artists in an end-of-year survey. By 1994 he had started work in various stories in Paradox Press's series of Big Book Of graphic novels, as well as work for Dark Horse Presents for Dark Horse Comics.

His big break into American comics was Flex Mentallo, a Doom Patrol spin-off written by fellow Glaswegian Grant Morrison for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, in 1996. Quitely's work proved very popular, and this launched him onto more work for Vertigo. Initially he was put to work on strips for anthology titles such as Weird War Tales, and drew four issues of Jamie Delano's 2020 Visions, as well as various covers for DC. He later drew his first full length graphic novel, Batman: The Scottish Connection (in which The Greens make a cameo appearance when their minibus is forced off the road during a car chase), with writer Alan Grant.

The year 2000 saw Quitely and Morrison collaborate again, on JLA:Earth 2. Once again, the graphic novel was met with a hugely positive critical response, and later that year Quitely took over from Bryan Hitch as artist on The Authority, with Mark Millar as writer. This run proved to be highly controversial, and Quitely's art suffered censorship by DC due mainly to the violent content of Millar's stories. In addition, the title was hampered by delays, due in part to Quitely's slow drawing speed and the time he took off to draw the final issue of Morrison's The Invisibles.

Quitely abruptly and controversially left The Authority, however, after receiving an offer from Marvel Comics to draw New X-Men, the lure of such a high-profile title and the chance to again team up with Grant Morrison too strong to resist. The pair's first issue saw them dispense with many of the trappings the title was associated with, such as the colourful spandex costumes, and replace them with a more contemporary look and feel. Although provoking an initially hostile response from a section of X-Men fans, the run sold extremely well and brought the title the sort of critical acclaim it had not had for many years. However, Quitely's pace again drew criticism, as a title as high-profile as X-Men could not afford to delay issues while waiting for him to finish, and the three-year run was therefore characterised by the use of many fill-in artists. Despite this, Quitely also managed to find time to illustrate a Neil Gaiman-written story for the hardcover graphic novel, Sandman: Endless Nights.

Since leaving New X-Men, Quitely has drawn the mini series We3 in 2004, again in collaboration with Morrison. More than any other series in his career to date, this book was almost unanimously acclaimed by critics for its art and storytelling, and further cemented Quitely's reputation. He has also written and drawn new installments of The Greens for the Scottish underground comic Northern Lightz, and in 2005 Morrison and Quitely designed a series of tarot cards for Intensive Care, the latest album by popstar Robbie Williams.

In December 2004, Quitely signed to a two-year exclusive contract with DC Comics, where he illustrated All Star Superman. The twelve issue series, yet another collaboration with Morrison, began publication in November 2005 and finished in late 2008. It once again attracted near-unanimous praise.[3] At the Baltimore Comic Convention, it was announced that Morrison will continue with a variety of artists on the book; however, to date no additional issues have been published, or even solicited.

Quitely continued to draw covers for Vertigo, for series including Bite Club, Books of Magick : Life During Wartime and the recent American Virgin. In 2009, he again teamed with Morrison, and illustrated the first three issues of Batman and Robin. He has also provided covers for each issue, through #14.

Date of Birth: Jan 18, 1968
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

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Frank Quitely - 'Vincent Deighan' is a favorite creator of 135 users


Awards:
  • 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: (The Authority (DC Comics/Wildstorm) - with Trevor Scott)
  • 2004 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Painter/Multimedia Artist: ("Destiny," in The Sandman: Endless Nights (DC Comics/Vertigo))
  • 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Cover Artist: (for Bite Club and WE3 [Vertigo/DC])
  • 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team: (WE3 (DC Comics/Vertigo) (tied with John Cassaday))
  • 2006 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Nominee - Best Penciller/Inker: (for All Star Superman [DC])

Notes:
Though the artist's real name is Vincent Deighan, he took the name "Frank Quitely" (an anagram of the phrase, "quite frankly"), because he didn't want his family to worry that he had been contributing to the Scottish underground title, Electric Soup.




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'Nuff Said (2002)
¦wiat komiksu (1998)
100% True? (1996)
2020 Visions (1997)
411 (2003)
Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn (2012)
All Star Superman (2006)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
Art of Marvel Comics (2003)
The Art of Marvel Comics (2000)
The Authority [GER] (2001)
The Authority (1999)
Batman (1940)
Batman [GER] (2007)
Batman and Robin (2009)
Batman International (2010)
Batman: Scottish Connection (1998)
The Big Book of... (1994)
Blockbusters of the Marvel Universe (2011)
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (2002)
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual (2010)
Classic 2000 AD (1995)
Comicology (1998)
Comics Buyer's Guide Presents The Greatest Comic Book Covers of AllTime! (2012)
The Comics Journal (1977)
Daredevil (1998)
Dark Horse Presents (1986)
DC Comics Covergirls (2007)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
DC Comics/2000 AD Preview (2004)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Dobry komiks (2004)
The Essential Batman Encyclopedia (2008)
Fear Itself: Fellowship Of Fear (2011)
Flex Mentallo (1996)
Flinch (1999)
Gangland (1998)
Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely (2014)
Green Lantern (2005)
Hancock (2008)
Heartthrobs (1999)
Heroes (2001)
Hitman (1996)
The Invisibles (1999)
JLA (1997)
JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
JLA: Earth 2 (1999)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 3) (1995)
Judge Dredd: The Megazine (vol. 2) (1992)
Jupiter's Legacy (2013)
The Justice League of America 100 Project (2011)
Kauhu (2000)
The Kingdom (1999)
The Kingdom: Offspring (1999)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2002)
Marvel Masters (2007)
Marvel Poster Magazine (2001)
Marvel: Portraits (1995)
Missionary Man (2002)
Missionary Man (2011)
The Multiversity: Pax Americana (2015)
New X-Men (2001)
Niespodzianka Fun Media (2003)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
The Sandman (1989)
The Sandman: Endless Nights (2003)
Sandman: Noce nieskoñczone (2006)
Shimura (2004)
Shit the Dog (1997)
Strange Adventures (1999)
Superior World Record Special (2011)
Superman Legends (2007)
Superman Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2006)
Superman: Cover to Cover (2006)
Transmetropolitan (1997)
Transmetropolitan (1999)
True Brit (2004)
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
The Ultimate Spider-Man 100 Project (2007)
The Unauthorized Puffed Movie Adaptation (2005)
Vertigo Resurrected (2010)
Vertigo X Anniversary (2003)
Wanted (2003)
We3 (2004)
Weird War Tales (1997)
Wildstorm Fine Arts: Spotlight on the Authority (2008)
Wildstorm Presents (2011)
Wizard How to Draw (2005)
Wizard's PosterMania! (1996)
X-Mannen (1982)
X-Men (2001)
X-Men: Messiah Complex - Mutant Files (2007)
X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook (2010)
Youngblood: Bloodsport (2003)

Inker:
'Nuff Said (2002)
¦wiat komiksu (1998)
100% True? (1996)
2020 Visions (1997)
Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn (2012)
Batman (1940)
Batman [GER] (2007)
Batman and Robin (2009)
Batman International (2010)
Batman: Scottish Connection (1998)
The Big Book of... (1994)
Captain America: Red, White & Blue (2002)
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual (2010)
Classic 2000 AD (1995)
Comicology (1998)
Daredevil (1998)
Dark Horse Presents (1986)
DC Comics/2000 AD Preview (2004)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Flex Mentallo (1996)
Flinch (1999)
Gangland (1998)
Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely (2014)
Heartthrobs (1999)
Heroes (2001)
Hitman (1996)
JLA (1997)
JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
JLA: Earth 2 (1999)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 3) (1995)
Judge Dredd: The Megazine (vol. 2) (1992)
Jupiter's Legacy (2013)
The Kingdom (1999)
The Kingdom: Offspring (1999)
Madman 20th Anniversary Monster! (2011)
Madman Picture Exhibition (2002)
Missionary Man (2002)
Missionary Man (2011)
The Multiversity: Pax Americana (2015)
New X-Men (2001)
Niespodzianka Fun Media (2003)
The Sandman (1989)
The Sandman: Endless Nights (2003)
Sandman: Noce nieskoñczone (2006)
Shimura (2004)
Shit the Dog (1997)
Strange Adventures (1999)
Superman Secret Files and Origins 2005 (2006)
Transmetropolitan (1997)
Transmetropolitan (1999)
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
Vertigo Resurrected (2010)
Vertigo X Anniversary (2003)
Weird War Tales (1997)
X-Men (2001)

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Cover Artist:
2020 Visions (1997)
411 (2003)
Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn (2012)
All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder (2005)
All Star Superman (2006)
American Virgin (2006)
The Authority [GER] (2001)
The Authority (1999)
Avengers Forever (1998)
Batman [GER] (2007)
Batman and Robin (2009)
Batman Incorporated (2012)
Batman Legends (2007)
Batman: Scottish Connection (1998)
Birds of Prey (1999)
Bite Club (2004)
Bite Club: Vampire Crime Unit (2006)
Books of Magick: Life During Wartime (2004)
The CBLDF Presents Liberty Annual (2010)
Channel Evil (2009)
Classic 2000 AD (1995)
The Complete Bite Club (2007)
The Complete Judge Dredd (1992)
DC-spesiaali (1994)
DCU Holiday Special (2009)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
Django Unchained (2013)
Dobry komiks (2004)
Elephantmen (2006)
Final Crisis: Secret Files (2009)
Flex Mentallo (1996)
Foot Soldiers (1997)
Gen-Active (2000)
Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely (2014)
Green Lantern (2005)
Happy! (2012)
James Murphy's August (1998)
JLA - Die neue Gerechtigkeitsliga Sonderband (1997)
JLA Gallery (1997)
JLA: Earth 2 (1999)
Jonah Hex (2006)
Judge Dredd [Collections - Rebellion] (2004)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 3) (1995)
Judge Dredd Megazine (vol. 5) (2003)
Judge Dredd: The Megazine (vol. 2) (1992)
Jupiter's Legacy (2013)
The Kingdom: Offspring (1999)
Madame Xanadu (2008)
Marvel: Portraits (1995)
Masters of the Universe (2004)
Missionary Man (2002)
Missionary Man (2011)
The Multiversity: Pax Americana (2015)
Negative Burn (1993)
New X-Men (2001)
Niespodzianka Fun Media (2003)
Olympus (2009)
Previews (1988)
Puffed (2003)
Shimura (2004)
The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide (2001)
Supergods (2011)
Superman Legends (2007)
Superman/Batman (2003)
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (2011)
Teen Titans (2003)
The Transformers (1984)
Transmetropolitan (1997)
Transmetropolitan (1999)
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
Uncanny X-Men (1963)
The Walking Dead (2003)
Wasted (2008)
We3 (2004)
Wieselflink (1993)
Wizard (1991)
Wizard X-Men Pre-Press Edition (2001)
Wizard's X-Men Special (2002)
Wonder Woman (2006)
X-Mannen (1982)
X-Men (2001)
X-Statix (2002)
Youngblood: Bloodsport (2003)



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