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.