SARANGU

Set in 1813 Malta during an outbreak of the Bubonic plague – which left a death toll of around 4,500 people – Sarangu is a project which takes inspiration from Maltese folk, landscape and historical environment.

Sarangu – A Maltese Folktale is a graphic novel by Fabrizio Ellul and published by Filfla Studio.

The project is supported by Arts Council Malta through the Malta Arts Fund Project Support Fund.

The graphic novel set in 1813 Malta during an outbreak of the Bubonic plague – which left a death toll of around 4,500 people – take inspiration from Maltese folk, landscape and historical environment.

The project aims to adapt Maltese folk to popular culture. The content will then be adapted into a virtual workshop on the development of world building and visual narratives.

A follow-up to the Sarangu’s World which focuses more on the visual narrative including the story arc, character development and design as well as layout design.

The Sarangu’s World is a research project supported by Arts Council Malta to explore further the world of Filfla by focusing on the mysterious creature in the animation – The Sarangu (the sack man).