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02/11/2019

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR JUSTICE, CULTURE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Wicked Ghost Stories of Malta

The 11th edition of the Malta Comic Con was opened by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici.

The Malta Comic Con event is becoming a popular annual appointment for those who are fascinated by the comic culture. This year, this two-day event, saw the launch of the new comic book 'Wicked Ghost Stories of Malta', which was done in collaboration with Heritage Malta and Arts Council Malta, which both fall within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.

 Ghost stories are timeless, span all socio-cultural spheres, and contain elements of folklore, fiction and drama. The Maltese Islands are no exception to these phenomena. The importance of recording popular haunting legends of was the leading element for Heritage Malta to team up with Arts Council Malta and Wicked Comics Malta to publish this tribute to the ghosts of the Maltese Islands.

A total of 9 anecdotes are presented in the full-coloured book. The first 5 are recounted through comics which in turn are a celebration of the creativity and skill of the ever-growing popular art scene. The remaining 4 focus on the resident ghosts which are believed to haunt four different sites that are managed by Heritage Malta, and take the form of short eerie accounts.

'Wicked Ghost Stories of Malta' is available from all Heritage Malta's museums and sites.