Ġorġ Mallia

Author, cartoonist and communications academic

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This book was experimental. It was not hand drawn, but generated by computer, using photographed models which were then processed by Adobe Photoshop filters (lots of them).


The "story" is written in verse, and reversed out of the background of each trim to bleed picture, so that the whole book is one massive illustration, with the text integrated for the sake of unity.


This is the story of Nenu, the crocodile, who was loved by nobody, until one day, by the lake, there goes a small dog, dumped by his masters...


The book was published in 2004 by Klabb Kotba Maltin - Paul and Joe Mizzi's groundbreaking publishing firm that is not afraid of taking the occasional risk.


The book cover and two of the pages are reproduced here.



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