Set in 1813 as an outbreak of the bubonic plague rages through the Maltese islands – and with a disturbing twist in the modern day – this graphic novel sees a man begin his journey to find his daughter. She is trapped in another world, one beneath his own, as an ancient, evil, creature hides in the shadows.
Sarangu: The Sack Man follows the animated short film Filfla, exploring the darker side of Maltese folklore. It brings to life one of Malta’s terrifying creatures of legend as it feeds off the spirits of stolen children.
Published by Filfla Studio
Story and Art by Fabrizio Ellul
Supported by Arts Council Malta and the National Book Council book fund 2021
BOOK SOON IN BOOKSTORES
SAMPLES FROM THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
THE SARANGU’S WORLD – THE VISUAL NARRATIVE
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
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).
These projects are supported by Arts Council Malta