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On November 15, Théo Sanson completed what is likely a new world record for slackline, a 500-meter walk between The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, Utah. The cinematography does a fantastic job of capturing just how ridiculously far he had to walk. Filmed and Edited by Tim Kemple, Renan Ozturk and Anson Fogel of Camp4 Collective. Madness. (via Devour)


Corto Maltese is a comics series featuring an eponymous character, a complex sailor-adventurer. It was created by Italian comic book creator Hugo Pratt in 1967.

Corto Maltese (whose name is possibly derived from the Venetian Corte Maltese – Courtyard of the Maltese, today Corte Contarini del Bovolo, next to Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo) is a laconic sea captain adventuring during the early 20th century (1900-1920s). A “rogue with a heart of gold”, he is tolerant and sympathetic to the underdog. Born in Valletta on July 10, 1887, he is a son of a British sailor from Cornwall and a gypsy Andalusian witch and prostitute known as “La Niña de Gibraltar”. As a boy growing up in the Jewish quarter of Córdoba, Maltese discovered that he had no fate line on his palm and therefore carved his own with his father’s razor, determining that his fate was his to choose. Although maintaining a neutral position, Corto instinctively supports the disadvantaged and oppressed. Corto Maltese’s character is based on a famous Polish adventurer, author and explorer Ossendowski, who collaborated with Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, among others.

Juan Díaz Canales and  Rubén Pellejero from Spain will bring back Corto Maltese in 2015 in production with Caserman (Italy), Norma (Spain) y Rizzoli (Italy). They promise the story and grafics will be pleaseant for everybody. At the moment there are 12 novels in French and Italian, then followed by English.

This is one of the most delicate European comics, you can find the books and films both exquisite.

In my mind i trully believe that my dear Corto Maltese will be sailing in a Swam due his elegance and fantastic personality.

Enjoy it!