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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

14 responses to “Page 30

  • creative pixie

    Great illustration- it’s obvious that so many hours of work have been put into this.

  • anatole69

    This is really cool. Have you read any of Chester Brown’s stuff, it reminds me of his style a little, though the backgrounds feel European and the panel layout feels Japanese.

    • gegallas

      Thank you very much! I’ll have to check out Chester Brown’s work. Good observation: I’m very influenced by manga and like to play around with the panels to create a specific effect/tone/tension. Best regards, G. E.

  • trailingspouseurope

    Rather much of a late-comer to your blog, I very much enjoyed your retelling and invention of Blake and his dreadful flee. You do the poet honor and provide great entertainment. The verses you’ve captured are like extracts of music from their longer works. The whole of your story give an insight into the troubled mind of the genius. His sensitivities exposed him to such turmoil. Very nice work! I can’t wait to see your efforts with Ginsberg, a mystical favorite of mine, if you should ever find the time and interest. Thanks for your blog!

    • gegallas

      Thank you for this lovely comment! 😀 These 30 pages are just the first batch. I’m hoping to begin work on the next 10 or more pages before the end of the year. The script is almost done and I’m am planning about 200 pages in total. There are a number of interludes planned, one starring Ginsberg and his relationship to Blake’s work. Warm regards, G. E.

  • stephencwinter

    What a wonderful telling of this story! Word & image came together in a rich harmony. We could all see angels lighting up a tree if we got into the habit of looking for them. You encourage me to keep on looking!

    • gegallas

      Wow, thank you so much for your extremely lovely comment! 😀 Would you mind if I added it to my press page? I love how you’ve connected Lord of the Rings with Blake and I look forward to further exploring your blog. Best regards, G. E.

      • stephencwinter

        I would be honoured if you were to add my comment to your press page. As for connections all I would say is that I love them and instinctively look for them. I would have worried once whether Tolkien would have approved of the connection but it doesn’t bother me so much now. It just needs to have an integrity as I see it. Best regards, Stephen.

      • gegallas

        Many thanks! I too look for connections and really think Ginsberg was onto something with what he called the “interconnectedness of the universe.” Surprisingly, Ginsberg recorded (sang!) a number of Blake’s songs; you can check some of them out here: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Ginsberg-Blake.php Keep in touch, G. E.

  • stephencwinter

    PS I note that you find a connection between Blake & Ginsberg. That’s new for me & i look forward to learning more!

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