John F. Malta

Publications

 

PUBLICATIONS BY JOHN F. MALTA

I have been editing and publishing zines for as long as I can remember. In grade school me and my compatriot Keith Pakiz published a comic that was banned by our principal and in high school me and my friends wrote and published a zine about the Northeast Ohio punk and skateboard community. 

I would leave piles of my zines and comics at Skylab Gallery in Columbus, Ohio throughout undergrad, and throughout my time in grad school at The School of Visual Arts I would over use the school's xerox machines and color copiers. Zines have become a pragmatic way for kids to promote themselves and get into illustration and design, which is great - but the thing that I have always loved about them was that they are a cheap way to share the work you love to make with the people that you love. Below are some of my favorite publications I have produced over the past seven years - including a few issues of an annual anthology that I edit and self-publish called Universal Slime. 

 
 

LIVING LAND by john F. malta

32 Page comic written and illustrated by John F. Malta. Two characters break down ideas on life, death, and late 90's character driven comedies over a game of pick-up basketball. 

Awarded a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quest Crusher by john F. malta

32 Page comic written and illustrated by John F. Malta. Two characters break down ideas on life, death, and late 90's character driven comedies over a game of pick-up basketball. 

Awarded a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We Out Here Issue One by Siobhán Gallagher & John F. Malta

We Out Here is an ongoing collection of collaborative drawings and illustrations created by John & Sio. To follow their collaborations search the hashtag #johnxsio on Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 

NEVER DIE ZINE

Never Die is a portfolio of illustrations, collages, and drawings created by John F. Malta. The work seeks to channel the visceral energy crusted onto the walls of Elks Lodges and buried below the floorboards of grimey punk houses