John F. Malta

Publications

LIVING LAND BY JOHN F. MALTA

Living Land is a 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

Quest Crusher is a series of illustrated spreads and stories that follow Quest Crusher, a lone punk set on avenging the destruction of a small lake village. The story and spreads are loosely inspired by the scripts from 8-bit video games and Homer's Odyssey. 

Awarded a MoCCA Award of Excellence from The Society of Illustrators. Included in the American Illustration 35 annual publication.

Release the hounds by john f. malta

Release the Hounds is a continuation of my shorter zine Never Die. The work seeks to channel the visceral energy crusted onto the walls of Elks Lodges and buried below the floorboards of grimey punk houses. Release the Hounds was printed into a hardcover edition via a Creative Research Grant from the University of Central Missouri.

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.

WE OUT HERE ISSUE Two 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

Universal slime issue five edited by john f. malta 

Universal Slime Issue Five. Cover Illustration by Siobhán Gallagher. New work by Kristen Liu-Wong, Luke Pelletier, Penelope Gazin, Aaron Elvis Jupin, Leesh Adamerovich, Evan M. Cohen, Kevin Harris, Ariel Davis, Kendra Yee, Alyssa Kazew, Rand Renfrow, Graham Yarrington, Matthew Volz, Paul Windle, Sam D'Orazaio, Helen Li, Dang Wayne Olsen, Kelsey Borch, Spencer Pullen, and Otto Splotch.

Universal slime issue Four edited by john f. malta 

Universal Slime Issue Four. Cover Illustration by Josh Freydkis. New work by Daniel Zender, Siobhán Gallagher, Maëlle Doliveux, Box Brown, Rand Renfrow, Paul Windle, Sam Grinberg, Homeless Cop, Katie Turner, Jordan Awan, Josh Cochran, Bill Rebholz, and Bad Buzz.

Universal slime issue Three edited by john f. malta 

Universal Slime Issue Three. Cover Illustration by Kristen Liu-Wong. New work by Josh Freydkis, Luke Pelletier, Paul Windle, Katie Turner, Rand Renfrow, Kelsey Wroten, Jesse Tise, Wren Mcdonald, Dang Wayne Olsen, Michael Olivo, Pat Aulisio, Andy Gottshalk, Daniel Fishel, Nathan Alexis Brown, Niv Bavarsky, Nick Iluzada, B. Thom Stevenson, Jesse Balmer, and Sean Morris.