Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese – A Pop Culture Hound Goes To Malta

Chris Thompson writes for Bleeding Cool;

My love affair with Hugo Pratt‘s Corto Maltese really took hold on my most recent trip to Italy. Although beloved by the French, Pratt was an Italian who spent his formative years in Venice. There are numerous locations from Corto Maltese spread throughout the city, along with guidebooks to help you follow in the footsteps of the famous sailor.

So you can imagine my joy when I returned to Malta this year to find an exhibition of Corto Maltese featuring reproductions and originals by the late Hugo Pratt. Set within one of the gallery spaces at Saint James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, the show is a joint project between Malta Comic Con and the French Embassy.

If you’ve never seen Corto Maltese before then you’re in for a treat. Although many of the books are out-of-print in English, a new edition of Ballad of the Salt Sea was released by Universe Publishing earlier this year.

For those who can’t make the show, I’ve taken a few photos along with a video walkthrough providing a brief glimpse of what you’re missing … Hopefully this whets your appetite to discover more about the beauty and majesty of Corto Maltese.

[Have a question for the entertainment experts at BC? Use the Ask BC form instead. Have a comics, film, games, or entertainment commentary that's too epic for a comment thread? Use BC Letters to the Editor.]

Marvel Releases Four Images From The Netflix Series Iron Fist… And People Are Already Throwing Shade

Prologue For Chris Nolan’s Dunkirk Will Show Before Specific IMAX Showings Of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

tumblr_ohq8qwnzbg1rf74qlo1_r2_1280

Antony Johnston Creates His Own Infographic To Talk About The Coldest City With Charlize Theron And James MacAvoy

SuicideSquad1

Suicide Squad And Stranger Things Get Grammy Nominations

unnamed-9

Promissory Note – Michael Davis, From The Edge

petervaughn

Game Of Thrones’ Peter Vaughan Passes Away At 93

stanleebox-front-image

Every Eight Weeks – Stan Lee’s Own Subscription Box! Including Exclusive Champions #3 In Time For Christmas

domino-swift

Motor Crush Revs Up With Lush Backup Feature Isola

Brandon Graham Draws Spawn, Shadowhawk, Savage Dragon, Witchblade And More

100

The Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List 2016 Countdown #40-36