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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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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas


Coming Soon: The Poet and the Flea Market!

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ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT THE PRODUCTION OF GRAPHIC NOVEL THE POET AND THE FLEA.

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The Poet and the Flea Zine

1. Cover

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.

Printed and assembled by G. E. Gallas. Cover printed on 65-pound, nautral-color paper. Interior printed on 24-pound, white paper.

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