The SARANGU’S WORLD

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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).

Set in 1813 Malta, during an outbreak of Bubonic plague, which left a death toll of 4,500 corpses, the grant provided the opportunity to re-create the environment, context and research documentation of the period through traditional methods of Fine Arts and methodology.

World Building is an important aspect of any storytelling and needs to provide a sense of immersive realism to create depth and richness to draw the public into it. The research led to the eventual development of a graphic novel around the Sarangu – the sack man.

A story revolving around facts, fiction and myth, ‘The Sarangu’s World’ is set as an opportunity to explore further the darker side of Maltese folk and fairytale.

CONCEPT ART

Portal and the Upside World in Maltese Folk

Demons and Ghouls – the strange world of the Sarangu

The 1813 Bubonic Plague – snippets

MAPS

ANNEX: DOCUMENTS FOR DOWNLOAD

This project is support by Arts Council Malta – Malta Arts Fund