Gorg Mallia

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Gorg Mallia
Born (1957-11-09)November 9, 1957
Malta
Known for Communications, Instructional Technology, Cartoons

Gorg Mallia is a communications academic, author and cartoonist working on the island of Malta (born November 9, 1957). He is the head of the Department of Media and Communications, Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta.

He has a B.A.(Hons) in English Literature and an M.A. in Communications, both from the University of Malta, and a Ph.D in Instructional Technology, from the University of Sheffield, UK. He specialises in Print and Presentation Media, Personal Communications and Branding, and Instructional Design and Technology (particularly Transfer of Learning).

A dragon from one of the PULLU books

As an author, Gorg Mallia has produced mostly children's books, which he has also illustrated. His "Pullu" series for very young children is very popular in Malta and has introduced countless children to reading in Maltese. He has also written two collections of experimental short stories for adults. He was editor of the comics series "Avventura" ("Adventure"), 1982 and "Il-Komik" ("The Comic"), 1983-1984. His latest book for children is "Il-Professur Għasfur", published in 2015.

Gorg Mallia is one of Malta's best known cartoonists. His cartoons have been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the island. From 1993 to 2008 he produced what was then Malta's only regular socio-political comic strip (One Family) in The Sunday Times. He has published extensively (in Maltese and English) both in his academic fields of interest and creatively (children's and adult fiction).

He was co-editor and producer of Malta's best loved children's magazine, Saghtar, and past editor of the short lived national children’s magazine HeyU!

Dr. Mallia has also produced and presented a number of programmes on Maltese national television and radio. In 1996 he won the Broadcasting Authority Award for excellence in broadcasting for his radio analysis of Maltese humour in the series done for Radju ta' l-Università, "Biex Nidhku" ("What we laugh at").

He was chairman of the National Book Council of Malta between 2005 and 2013.

More information about his work can be found on his website: [1]