Born and raised in Malta, 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 in Painting. He has held solo exhibitions on fantasy art related subjects with a taste of Malta’s history or folklore and has participated in various collective exhibitions both internationally and locally. Joseph has also self-produced and published three comic books so far, The Tsar written by Joseph P. Farrugia and two issues of Hal Mudlam, a horror comic book series, written and illustrated by himself.
He works both traditional and digital, experimenting with various mediums as well because the artist believes that every medium has its own effect and feel to it and it all depends what effect he want to achieve in his artwork while keeping to deadlines.