Mark Millar. Grant Morrison. Frank Quitely. All influential figures in the comic book world. All Scottish. Which explains why this year’s Glasgow Film Festival has dedicated a portion of its programme to celebrating comics.
Millar himself is a GFF Ambassador, and has been installed to oversee this new portion of the festival – ComicCamp 11 – which will include screenings of new and old films, guest talent and a look at the Scottish comic scene.
Of the films showing at the fest, the new 3D version of Battle Royale is among them, as well as Danger Diabolik, Canadian animation Heavy Metal, Crumb and Richard Donner’s cut of Superman II.
Topping it off is the new film Griff The Invisible, an Australian comedy about a put-upon office worker who becomes a masked crime fighter by night.
Other ComicCamp 11 treats include a workshop hosted by Millar that will look at the art of writing graphic novels, while Dave Gibbons and Quitely will discuss illustrating.
Scotland – the epicentre of the comic book world. Who knew?
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