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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas

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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

10 responses to “Page 12

  • texastom46

    Am really enjoying your story as it unfolds. Blake is a favorite of mine – as a magnificent poet, artist and mystic. Will look forward to your future installments!

  • texastom46

    Thank you much for the kind comments. I’m looking forward to when Dante features into the your story. (I did get that right, correct? I used Dante’s Inferno as part of the subject matter I covered in a course I taught on Death, Life and Medical Ethics. I also have a wonderful book called “The Drawings of Gustave Dore” that contain many of his famous engravings for Dante’s trilogy, including the related text for each picture. Thought you might find that interesting. Found it in the bargain bin at Barnes & Noble a few years back.

    • gegallas

      Yes, a number of elements (certain demons, for instance) from Dante will appear in “The Poet and the Flea.” Oh wow, I wish I could have taken your course — that sounds really awesome! I’m very familiar with Dore’s work and especially like his depiction of “Paradise Lost.” I’ll have to look in that bargain bin more often, ha ha ha! –G. E.

  • E.Leventine

    I realize it’s a small detail to mention, but I am really digging the seemingly random placement of page numbers in the comic so far. It’s not distracting or anything, (just now noticing it on my third readthrough) I just like it.
    Don’t think I’ve commented yet, may as well say I am really enjoying this. It smacks of very early Tim Burton, before he went overboard with the whimsical darkness and whatnot.

    • gegallas

      So glad you’re enjoying The Flea so far! Ha ha ha, I have a lot of fun with those page numbers — it’s a bit of a habit, I’m afraid. 🙂 I get the Tim Burton comparison a lot, which is great because I am a great fan of his. But my aesthetic (and Mr. Burton’s too, I assume) really originates from Edward Gorey’s influence! Best regards, G. E.

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