The Flea is on the “Lamb”!

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Here is a much overdue update on myself and The Poet and the Flea:

  • As you may recall, I had emergency gallbladder surgery and pancreatitis this past January. Well, I hadn’t been feeling well since then and was back in the hospital with pancreatitis in April. Long story short, I’ve had a very rough year so far, but my health is finally back to normal!
  • I’ve continued work on short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. As of this month, our director Mary Lachapelle is finally on board after graduating from Tulane, so we’re hoping to really get the ball rolling now.
  • I’ve been working on The First Reich (thefirstreich.wordpress.com) about the Jewish-Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich — specifically pages 11 through 25. I haven’t been able to work on this in a while, but I’m hoping to finish these pages up soon.
  • For those in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia area, I will be exhibiting at  DC Zinefest on August 9th and SPX (Small Press Expo) on September 13th — 14th.
  • A few months ago, I completed my William Blake research. And as of June 10th, I finally finished the script for all three volumes of The Poet and the Flea!!! Moreover, I’ve been very busy sending out query letters to literary agents that represent graphic novels; I haven’t been picked up yet, but I’ve received very positive feedback so far.

How can you help support The Poet and the Flea? Please spread the word through Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc. And don’t forget to check out my online store thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com!

Many thanks and kind regards,

G. E.

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The Poet and the Flea on Blake House

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I would very much like to thank Sarah Jones, the managing editor of Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly at the University of Rochester for incorporating one of my illustrations of William Blake from The Poet and the Flea in the new header of the Blake House: Goings-on at the Blake Quarterly blog! What an honor! :)

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The Flea is Eagerly Waiting in the Wings!

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Here is a much overdue update on myself and The Poet and the Flea:

  • Early January, I had emergency gallbladder surgery. This is a very strange coincidence, since Mr. Blake suffered from excruciating gallbladder pain towards the end of his life! I’m still recovering, but feeling much better than before. :)
  • In the meantime, I’ve been very busy trying to crowdfund a short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Please take a look at our Indiegogo campaign here: indiegogo.com/projects/death-is-no-bad-friend/x/1089930.
  • Once I feel a bit better, I’d like to keep working on The First Reich (thefirstreich.wordpress.com) about the Jewish-Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich — specifically pages 11 through 25.
  • On February 4th, the young adult nonfiction title Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta (Zest Books) featuring over 50 of my illustrations was released. On March 1st, the collaborative title  Age of Saints: An Illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales by Peter Anthony Freeman (A Raven Above Press) featuring my illustration of Saint Tewdrig will be released. I am very excited to see some of my work finally published!!!
  • For those in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia area, I will be exhibiting at  Smudge Comics Arts Expo in Arlington, Virginia on March 8th.
  • I worked diligently all December and finished the next 10 pages (pgs. 31-40) of The Poet and the Flea!!! Now all I have to do is scan everything. I would love to do 10 more pages within the coming months so that I’ll have 50 completed illustrated pages in total. And then I’d like to find a date — hopefully an important date in Mr. Blake’s life — to begin posting new pages here!

As always, I’ll keep you all updated!

Best regards,

G. E.

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Happy 256th Birthday, Mr. William Blake!

Related Posts: Dear Mr. William Blake… and The Poet and the Flea thus far…

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Happy 256th Birthday, Mr. William Blake!

And Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I posted the first five pages of The Poet and the Flea to this blog! This has been such a rewarding experience thus far and I’m excited to continue sharing my work with Blake scholars and graphic novel enthusiasts alike. :)

PLANS for The Poet and the Flea:

  • RESEARCH: This past summer, I read Alexander Gilchrist’s Life of William Blake cover to cover. I also read through The Blake Book from the Tate and have reread a number of Blake’s poetry. For my birthday in October, I procured a copy of The Stranger from Paradise: A Biography of William Blake by G. E. Bentley Jr. I’m about 200 pages into Stranger, and it has been immensely inspiring and helpful so far. :) If anyone has any exceptional biographical recommendations, I would be very glad to hear them!
  • SCRIPT: The first 9 pages of the written script are equivalent to the first 30 pages of the finished graphic novel. Currently, I have 41 solid pages and 29 not-so-solid pages of script. This means I have about 70 pages of script in total and I intend on keeping the script no more than 75 pages. When I  feel 100% satisfied with my research, I plan on really polishing the script!
  • NEW PAGES: After I finish reading Stranger,  I hope to dedicate at least a full month (hopefully December)  to really focus on the next 10 illustrated pages (p. 31-40). I’m very excited to take this next step forward with The Poet and the Flea.
  • AGENTS/PUBLISHERS: I am currently seeking representation for The Poet and the Flea and plan on continuing to submit query letters. I also hope to attend a number of book fairs so I can continue to scope out agents and publishers. If anyone has any recommendations in terms of agents and/or publishers interested in graphic novels, I would be much obliged!
  • TO BE ANNOUNCED: I currently have an unexpected and thrilling Flea-related something in the works. More details to come!

How can you help support The Poet and the Flea? Please spread the word through Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc. And don’t forget to check out my online store thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com!

Many thanks and kind regards,

G. E.

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The Poet and the Flea thus far…

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Grand Opening: The Poet and the Flea Market!

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“Smithereens: Mammon’s Ring-Posy,” poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) and illustrated by G. E. Gallas.

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Raphael

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The preliminary character design for Raphael.

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Coming Soon: The Poet and the Flea Market!

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Professionally printed zine featuring the first 10 pages of graphic novel The Poet and the Flea by G. E. Gallas.

Manga-sized (8.25″x10.75″), saddle-stiched with 80-pound glossy paper cover and 60-pound high bright paper interior.

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★ “Smithereens” Zine ★

Smithereens 2

“Smithereens: Mammon’s Ring-Posy,” poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882) and illustrated by G. E. Gallas.

Printed and assembled by G. E. Gallas. Illustrations printed on 65-pound, nautral-color paper packaged in a lilac envelope with handwritten inscription.

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★ “The Ink Drinker” Zine 

The Ink Drinker Zine 1

“The Ink Drinker,” a short story by G. E. Gallas.

The dystopian story of a young girl who learns the truth about an outcast of society.

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Robert

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The preliminary character design for Robert.

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Kate

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The preliminary character design for Kate.

-Character 3

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