One of Malta’s most legendary historical moments is getting an epic rendition thanks to this talented artist.
The story of the Santa Marija convoy is getting a comic book makeover and it’s going to retell history in a way we’ve never seen it before.
Maltese artist Raymond Domnic Agius has been working on this incredible comic boy titled ‘Convoy’ since 2017 and, from what we’ve seen so far, it may just be the most compelling interpretation of one of the most important days in Maltese history.
The Santa Marija Convoy was a British operation to carry supplies to the island of Malta in August 1942, during the Second World War. Five of the fourteen ships made it to the Grand Harbour, including the legendary SS Ohio and Malta was saved from defeat.
Agius comes from a professional background as a draughtsman, engineer and industrial designer which means that his artwork comes from a place of precision, accuracy, and imagination combined.
And it really shows so far…
Convoy currently sits at its editing phase, awaiting for text and word bubbles to complete the story. By delivering such an important story through such an accessible medium, Agius will be doing a service to those who love history but don’t have the patience to sit down and read a whole book.
Though it may be close to completion, Agius emplores people to comment and critique on his work in an attempt to always better it before publishing.
The only critique we have is that it hasn’t come out yet, we can’t wait to read this one!