IT was the cartoon that inspired one of the world's top comic book artists.

And now Frank Quitely has had the honour of seeing himself in The Broons after Oor Wullie creator Dudley D Watkins created a special strip.

Despite numerous accolades as one of the industry’s heroes, the artist was thrilled to discover The Broons are set to visit his exhibition.

This weekend’s strip in the Sunday Post will see the loveable twins reveal a rare show of shrewdness while visiting Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics at Kelvingrove Museum.

Born in 1968 in Glasgow, Frank Quitely still lives and works in the city and this year received an honorary doctorate from Glasgow University in recognition of his achievements.

Frank 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.”

Open until October 1, Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics explores his work on titles such as DC’s Superman, Batman and Marvel Comics X-Men.

His book collaborations with Scottish writers Alan Grant, Mark Millar and Grant Morrison have sold millions.

Councillor David McDonald, chairman of Glasgow Life, added: “Frank has an incredible talent and, like the many thousands of people who have seen the show, we are delighted to host this magnificent exhibition at Kelvingrove.

"The museum welcomes over one million people every year and this year we are thrilled to count one of Scotland’s most famous families, The Broons, among them.

"If you’ve still to see the show come quick, it’s only here for another few weeks.”