Celebrate this milestone in the history of graphic novels, winner of the world's first-ever "Best Graphic Novel" award, taking the prize in 1976 at the Angoulame Fesitval.
Hugo Pratt (1927-1995) is considered one of the great graphic novelists in the history of the medium. His strips, graphic works, and watercolors have been exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris and the Vittoriano in Rome, and a landmark show in 2011 at the Pinacot que in Paris drew 215,000 visitors, hailing Pratt as "the inventor of the literary comic strip."
"Corto Maltese is...simply epic...Everyone who loves great comics should read this series. It's a study in pacing, storytelling, and building intriguing characters. Bravo!" -Previews World