‘SARANGU – A Maltese Folktale’ gets publication grant!

Sarangu – A Maltese Folktale – a graphic novel by Fabrizio Ellul and published by Filfla Studio – has been awarded a publication grant by the National Book Council through its Malta Book Fund scheme.

The story follows Salvu as his life spirals out of control in the midst of an outbreak of the Bubonic plague in 1813 Malta. Salvu goes to look for his daughter in Bufies – the upside world – as an ancient terrible creature is about to be set free.

Sarangu is a project which takes inspiration from Maltese folk, landscape and historical environment.

The graphic novel is supported by Arts Council Malta and the National Book Council.

It is set to be published in 2022.

concept art