John F. Malta is an award winning illustrator and art director who works out of a studio located in Ridgewood, NYC. He art directs projects with the Portland based studio Bent Design Lab and has worked on a myriad of editorial, advertising, and commercial projects. In addition to his client work he has self-published over 30 books, zines, anthologies, and comics - exhibiting regularly at festivals like Comic Arts Brooklyn and Comic Arts Los Angeles alongside partner and collaborator Siobhán Gallagher.
John’s paintings and installations have been exhibited widely across the country at galleries such as New Image Art, Hashimoto Contemporary, Spoke Art NYC, Superchief, Good Mother Gallery, and Think Tank LA.
John's comic Living Land was awarded a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators.
Awards & Honors American Illustration \ Xeric Foundation Grant Recipient \ Society of Illustrators Silver Medal \ 3 x 3 Bronze Medal \ SVA Alumni Society Grant Recipient
The New York Times
The New Yorker
Pabst Blue Ribbon
MIT Technology Review
The Washington Post
The Boston Globe
Ash Vs. Evil Dead (TV Series)
Mike Tyson Mysteries (TV Series)
Reunion: Goods & Services
The Village Voice
Valley Cruise Press
Quality Eats NYC
The Woolie NYC
The Globe & Mail
Space Face Books
Various Bands, Indie Wrestlers, Music Venues, Alternative Weeklies,
Record Labels, Punk Houses, DIY Spaces, and more.