Corto: “You’re wasting your time… outside of this labyrinth
you won’t find a thing!”

Corto Maltese is a “cult” character of the best of the European graphic novel genre, but also a veritable 20th century literary legend. He’s a traveler, an ironic sailor who combines Mediterranean looks and character traits with Anglo-Saxon culture.

Corto, which in Spanish means “fast”, was created in 1967 by the great Venetian illustrator Hugo Pratt.

Corto is an anti-hero who prefers freedom and imagination to wealth. He’s a modern-day Ulysses who takes us along on his travels to the most fascinating places in the world.

HIGHLIGHTS

eBooK: La balada del mar salado

EBOOK

La balada del mar salado

This Corto Maltese  eBook is now available in Spanish on iTunes.

The Ballad of the Salty Sea is Hugo Pratt’s universally recognized masterpiece. The narrative includes and develops many interwoven stories, and is populated with unforgettable characters, such as the young and beautiful Pandora (who is transiting out of childhood into adolescence), the mysterious Monk (whose face is always hidden by the hood of his habit), Rasputin (a sinister and ferocious pirate), Cain (Pandora’s brother), Lieutenant Slütter of the German Navy, the natives Skull and Tarao, and last but not least, Corto Maltese.

The 29 stories in the series will be published over the course of 2016 in order to give the vast South American audience, as well as others, the opportunity to reread or to discover the adventures of Hugo Pratt’s most famous character, born in 1967 on the pages of the comic book Sgt. Kirk.

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eBook: Wheeling

The complete series of Wheeling by Hugo Pratt has been published in English for the first time:
a series of 3 books released exclusively in eBook format.

WHEELING

Complete

This is Hugo Pratt’s first great masterpiece, both for its graphic design and for the subject matter; that is, the 18th century War of Independence in North America involving the settlers and  French and English interests in the northeastern part of the country.

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WHEELING

Vol. 1

1774. Criss Kenton, a 17 year old who fled from Virginia following the massacre of his family by the Indians, and Patrick Fitzgerald, an English aristocrat who has immigrated to America, get to know each other while participating in a series of organized raids on Indian tribes.

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WHEELING

Vol. 2

In the second volume we find Criss and Mohena, the two heroes of the first story, making their way back to Wheeling. But the bloody War of Independence is still raging, and Criss will soon have to depart once more on a mission, leaving the girl Mohena alone again.

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eBook: The Scorpions of the Desert

The complete series of The Scorpions of the Desert by Hugo Pratt has been published in English for the first time.
A series of 5 books released exclusively in eBook format.

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THE SCORPIONS OF THE DESERT

The Hugo Pratt series is being published for the first time in English by CongeEditions, the new publishing house of CONG SA – Hugo Pratt Art Properties, the firm that manages all of Hugo Pratt’s work. The 5 titles in the series have been published in English in eBook format.

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Vol. 1 – Hugo Pratt

Autumn 1940, the border between Libya and Egypt. The protagonists are a group of men who are part of the British Army: the Long Range Desert Group.

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Vol. 2 – Piccolo Chalet

January 1941, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. The war, the desert, and the regular English and Italian armies set the scene for this story of three solitary men.

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Vol. 3 – The Spades of Danakil

Lieutenant Koïnsky, on board an airplane, must reach the British military summits for an important meeting with the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.

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Vol. 4 – Dry Martini Parlor

Captain Koïnsky continues on his mission to Djibouti and Harar. This time the trip starts out in a jeep with the French lieutenant De La Motte.

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Vol. 5 – Brise de Mer

An adventure in the yellow sands of North Africa, following the coast of the blue sea toward Djibouti and Dire Dawa, Captain Koïnsky’s final destination.

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Events

From all over the world, the latest events relating to Corto.

Reviews from all over the world

People everywhere love Corto Maltese and Hugo Pratt. We have selected a number of articles dedicated to them, just for you.

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El periplo soñado de Hugo Pratt

Arte al Limite
11 agosto 2016

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Viñetas desde o Atlántico 2016

Radiotelevisión Española
9 agosto 2016

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Corto Maltese e le Olimpiadi

Wired
4 agosto 2016

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Linientreu

Süddeutsche Zeitung

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