Joseph Bugeja’s childhood was spent drawing cartoons and fantasy creatures mainly on his parents house walls. After attending art classes from a very young age, he completed a 5 year Fine Arts Diploma at the Malta School of Arts, from which he holds a Diploma with Distinction, with his thesis being on Fantasy Art.
After participating in collective exhibitions, he held his first solo exhibition titled ‘Immagina’ at St James Cavalier in Valletta, Malta in 2006. All the 36 artworks had a connection with the Maltese history or folklore, but obviously he gave them his interpretation. This was followed by ‘Hotel Babaw’, his second solo exhibition in 2016, held at the former Hotel Splendid, in Valletta. The exhibition’s subject was, creepy creatures that can be found in Maltese folklore and while given awareness to these said creatures which most of them unfortunately the knowledge about them is dying out, it tide well with the Halloween period.
He has also self-produced and published three comic books, The Tsar Issue 1 which is a futuristic story on two issues, written by Joseph P. Farrugia and the others are Hal Mudlam Issue 1 and 2, written and illustrated by Joseph Bugeja himself, which is in the horror genre series.
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