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I make zines & comics 


John F. Malta is a visual artist and editor living and working in New York City. 

As an editor Malta has overseen the production and design of a myriad of art anthologies, artist editions, comics, and zines. For the past five years his anthology UNIVERSAL SLIME has showcased a growing list of painters, comic artists, illustrators, and street artists including: David Sandlin, Kristen Liu-Wong, Simon Hanselmann, Aidan Koch, Joana Avillez, Patrick Kyle, Bad Buzz, Joo Hee Yoon, Paul Windle, Siobhán Gallagher, and many many others. 

Click Here to read a review of UNIVERSAL SLIME on VICE 

John has worked on freelance projects for clients such as Adult Swim - The New Yorker - The New York Times - Nylon Magazine - Ash Vs. Evil Dead - Brasserie Dunham - Cold Cube Press - The Washington Post - Esquire Russia - TEDxKC - Nordstrom - and Valley Cruise Press.

His paintings have been exhibited at New Image Art Gallery - Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery - Spoke NYC - Good Mother Gallery - Rivington Design House - Upper Playground - Superchief Gallery - and Space 15 Twenty. 


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Some selected accolades


His most recent comic LIVING LAND was awarded a Silver Medal from The Society of Illustrators and his work has been featured and published in American Illustration, 3x3 [Bronze Medal], AIGA Eye on Design, Decompoz Magazine, Grain Edit, The Design Kids, and Creative Quarterly. 

UCM CAHSS Creative Research Grant Recipient [2016] - UCM CAHSS Creative Research Grant Recipient [2014] - Xeric Grant Recipient [2012] - SVA Alumni Society Grant Recipient [2012]