The Flea is coming… in 10 days!

Today marks 10 days until the premiere of my graphic novel The Poet and the Flea!

For those of you not yet familiar with The Poet and the Flea

Summary: The Poet and the Flea is a reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Set in 1790, at the onset of The Industrial Revolution, William suffers from the death of his beloved younger brother, Robert.  Catherine (Kate) Blake attempts to comfort her husband, but cannot dispel his grief. During this spell of anxiety, William is visited by an ominous creature: The Ghost of the Flea. The Flea reveals an invested interest in William’s spiritual well-being — the result of an unorthodox wager. Will William triumph over The Flea’s sinister meddling? Or will he fall victim to The Flea’s corruption? 

William Blake was born November 28th, 1757. And this year will be the poet-painter’s 255th birthday! Thusly, I will be premiering the first five pages of my graphic novel on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012!

I hope you will all help me countdown these last few days and, when the time comes, celebrate Mr. Blake’s birthday with me!

Thank you!

–G. E.


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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


About gegallas

G. E. Gallas is a writer and illustrator best known for her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about William Blake and her short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally from Washington, D. C., she spent her year abroad in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. Last year, she attended the Cannes International Film Festival and spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London. This year, her illustrations were featured in Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias. She is currently working on illustrations for Do More Good. Better. View all posts by gegallas

4 responses to “The Flea is coming… in 10 days!

  • anelephantcant

    As you may be aware, AnElephantCant help thinking that sanity is a quite overrated trait. He is happy to have found your site and looks forward to attending Mr Blake’s birthday celebrations.

    • gegallas

      AnElephantCant: I can’t help but agree with your view on sanity. Thank you for your kind words! I’m sure Mr. Blake would be delighted by your attendance. 🙂 Best regards, G. E.

  • johnlmalone

    thank you for subscribing to my blog. As you are a graphic novelist I have entered you on my list of favourites. I am a writer of short stories as my blog will increasingly make clear but am unable to draw. your fles gn sounds fascinating. I will follow its development with interest

    • gegallas

      Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words! You have some very interesting stories on your blog so far, and I’m excited to see how your writing progresses. 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy “The Flea.” Best regards, G. E.

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