PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR JUSTICE, CULTURE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Launch of the 11th edition of the Malta Comic Con: New comic in collaboration with Heritage Malta and Arts Council Malta also launched

The 11th edition of the Malta Comic Con has been launched. This 2-day event will also see to the launch of a new comic book publication entitled Wicked Ghost Stories of Malta. This was possible thanks to a collaboration with Heritage Malta and Arts Council Malta, under the stewardship of the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.

Speaking at the launch, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici stated that “through the support of such events, we can continue to contribute to our country’s cultural ecology by sustaining a sound platform for comic creators.” He continued to say that he’s pleased that such an event as the Malta Comic Con keeps on getting bigger and better each year, “especially since it provides comic lovers with the perfect outlet to meet with comic creators and explore this unique world through educational and entertaining material aimed at adults and children.”

The Wicked Ghost Stories of Malta publication will include ghost stories from Malta some of which are in comic book format. The comic book section was a collaboration of comic artists both local and foreign some of which are established in the comic industry, artists like Ian Richardson, Mario Torrisi, Luisa Russo, Tim Perkins, Kevin Enhart and Jenika Ioffreda. The publication also includes short accounts of resident ghosts at sites managed by Heritage Malta.

The Malta Comic Con 2019 will feature bigger gaming areas, cosplay competitions and workshops throughout both days.

This year’s edition will also include various notable guests, including John Higgins, a comic book artist and colourist known for his colouring work on Watchmen and The Killing Joke, Ron Marz, a comic book artist known for his work with both Marvel and DC comics, Femi Taylor an actress and dancer known for portraying the alien Oola in Starwars: The Return of the Jedi, Jorgito Vargas an actor known for portraying the blue Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Storm, and Liliana Sorrentino, an Italian voice actress best known for voicing anime characters such as Pollon and Sayaka from Mazinger Z.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister