Preview of “The Poet and the Flea”

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Please check out this nice review/preview of my graphic novel The Poet and the Flea:

moarpowah.com/2015/10/02/preview-the-poet-and-the-flea

 Thank you so much, Moar Powah!

P.S. You can now preorder The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1) via Kickstarter here: kickstarter.com/projects/868711984/the-poet-and-the-flea-ode-to-william-blake-volume

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PREORDER “The Poet and the Flea” (Volume One)!

PRE-ORDER

THE POET AND THE FLEA

(VOLUME ONE)

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START: OCTOBER 1ST, 2015

END: NOVEMBER 29TH, 2015

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THE POET AND THE FLEA (VOLUME ONE) is a 95-page graphic novel written and illustrated by G. E. Gallas about the poet-painter William Blake.

BY PRE-ORDERING, YOU ARE HELPING ME SELF-PUBLISH/PRINT VOLUME ONE AND SUPPORTING WORK ON VOLUME TWO.

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EDITIONS:

  • $10: DIGITAL EDITION of The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1), emailed to you on November 28th, 2015, William Blake’s 258th birthday!

  • $20: PAPERBACK EDITION of The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1).

  • $25: DIGITAL and PAPERBACK EDITION of The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1).

  • $25: AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK EDITION of The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1).

  • $30: DIGITAL and AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK EDITION of The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1).

  • $75: LIMITED AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER EDITION of The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1), including an ORIGINAL HAND-DRAWN SKETCH by G. E. Gallas.

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THE STORY: 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 A FLEA. The Flea reveals a vested 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?

 

PREVIEW: Click here to read from the beginning the first 30 pages of The Poet and the Flea for FREE.

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

  • “Gallas has an intriguing approach to having a true literary icon face the darkness of corruption and self doubt, with dialogue that gives a certain elegance to the interactions… The Poet and the Flea is a close, cerebral look at an intriguing character through the pen of a creator who clearly knows what she’s talking about.” –Drew of Music City Comics
  • “Gallas’ style, pen and ink with a discernible influence of Manga, sets Blake, to no detriment, as a young Johnny Depp in a romantic and gothic Tim Burton scene.” –Sarah Goode for the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • “Gallas knows when to focus on the written narrative, and when to let the pictures speak for themselves.” –Hannah Meiklejohn for Lemonade: Freshly Squeezed Art & Culture Magazine
  • “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!” –Stephen C. Winter, Anglican priest, spiritual guide, writer and speaker
  • “When I view [Gallas’] narrative, I feel it in my stomach like a knotted up fist we feel when we ride a roller coaster, so the feeling is visceral, and tender and it stays with you for some moments, less of the mind more of the soul…” –blogger tocksin.wordpress.com
  • “…it’s really a beautiful and touchingly told little book. …[Blake] was more than due for a comic treatment, and Gallas does it precisely as it ought to be done.” –author of webcomic Fredrick the Great: A Most Lamentable Comedy Breaching Time and Space

 

Please email me at gegallas@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

 

I hope you enjoy The Poet and the Flea (Volume One) and I truly appreciate your support!

 

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Review of “The Poet and the Flea”: A Poet, You Know It!

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Please check out this wonderful review of my graphic novel The Poet and the Flea:

musiccitycomics.net/2015/09/a-poet-you-know-it.html?m=1

 Thank you so much, Music City Comics!

P.S. I will be launching the Kickstarter campaign to preorder The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1) this Thursday, October 1st!

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMNT: Preorder “The Poet and the Flea” (Volume One) ON KICKSTARTER Starting October 1st!

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PRE-ORDER 

THE POET AND THE FLEA 

(VOLUME ONE)

Coming to KICKSTARTER

START: OCTOBER 1ST, 2015

END: DECEMBER 1ST, 2015

THE POET AND THE FLEA (VOLUME ONE) is a 95-page graphic novel written and illustrated by G. E. Gallas about the poet-painter William Blake.

BY PRE-ORDERING VIA KICKSTARTER, YOU ARE HELPING ME SELF-PUBLISH/PRINT VOLUME ONE AND SUPPORTING WORK ON VOLUMES TWO AND THREE.

PREVIEW: Click here to read from the beginning the first 30 pages of The Poet and the Flea for FREE.

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EDITIONS:

  • DIGITAL EDITION

  • PAPERBACK EDITION

  • DIGITAL and PAPERBACK EDITION COMBO

  • AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK EDITION

  • DIGITAL and AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK EDITION COMBO

  • LIMITED AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER EDITION with ORIGINAL HAND-COLORED SKETCH

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

Please email me at gegallas@hotmail.com if you have any questions!

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For the Anniversary of the Death of the Poet-Painter William Blake

An exclusive interview with G. E. Gallas plus two never-before-seen pages of The Poet and the Flea!

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Many thanks to Lauren at glommable!

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What People Are Saying About The Flea…

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I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who supports The Poet and the Flea:

Thank you so much!!!

Your support means so much to me and has helped me continue to work on this project. I am almost done illustrating volume one and have been working hard to get my work out to literary agents and publishers. 🙂

The following are some of my favorite Tweets and comments I’ve received about  The Poet and the Flea so far…

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“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” –William Blake

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Here is an update on myself and The Poet and the Flea:

  • Please check out my recently revamped homepage: gegallas.com.
  •  I’m continuing to enjoy the “Publication Design with InDesign” class I’m taking. I just completed a newsletter project I created about independent comics and I’ll be starting a pamphlet project, for which I’d like to use some William Blake pieces.
  • PROGRESS: I’m excited to announce that I’ve completed penciling up to page 95 (= first volume) of The Poet and the Flea!!! My goal is to at least finish inking up to page 95 before June and hopefully finish shading sometime this summer. Wish me luck! 🙂

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 busy bee has no time for sorrow.” –William Blake

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Here is an update on myself and The Poet and the Flea:

  • In February, I had a wonderful time as a guest speaker for Diane Critchfield’s “British Literature II” course at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. You can read more about it here (gegallas.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/fredericksburg-virginia-february-2015).
  • If you’re on Tumblr, please check out my recently revamped Tumblr blog: gegallas-writer-illustrator.tumblr.com.
  • For the past few months, I’ve been doing very well in “Publication Design with InDesign” and am putting together a strong portfolio that I can’t wait to share with you all.
  • PROGRESS: I’m excited to announce that I’ve completed up to page 60 of The Poet and the Flea. Right now, I’m making progress on pages 61-70 and hope to finish them sometime next month. My goal is to finish the first volume (95 pages) before June or at least some time this summer. Wish me luck! 🙂

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” for Chronicle Books’s Great Tumblr Book Search

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Chronicle Books is looking for their next book through Tumblr and I’ve submitted my graphic novel about William Blake The Poet and the Flea for their consideration!

For those of you on Tumblr, it would mean the world to me if you could like and reblog my post:

http://gegallas-writer-illustrator.tumblr.com/post/111581165918/the-poet-and-the-flea-preview

Thank you so much!!

Best regards,

G. E.

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Guide to “The Poet and the Flea”

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Are you new to The Poet and the Flea? Or just need help navigating this WordPress blog? Here’s a little help:

  1. ABOUT: Click here to learn more about the graphic novel The Poet and the Flea and writer/illustrator G. E. Gallas.
  2. BEHIND THE SCENES: Click here to view photographs documenting the making of the graphic novel The Poet and the Flea as well as character designs and other goodies.
  3. BLOG: Click here to see past blog posts about The Poet and the Flea, including updates and special announcements.
  4. CONTACT: Click here to find out how to contact writer/illustrator G. E. Gallas or leave a comment.
  5. FAN ART: Click here to view fan art of The Poet and the Flea.
  6. LINKS: Click here to view links to other related websites, including writer/illustrator G. E. Gallas’s main blog.
  7. PRESS: Click here to read reviews of The Poet and the Flea as well as interviews with writer/illustrator G. E. Gallas.
  8. READ: Click here to navigate pages from graphic novel The Poet and the Flea.
  9. SPECIAL THANKS: Click here to view the names of those who have helped make The Poet and the Flea possible.
  10. START FROM THE BEGINNING: Click here to start reading the graphic novel The Poet and the Flea from the beginning.
  11. STORE: Click here to visit writer/illustrator G. E. Gallas’s online store, where you can buy zines, art prints, etc. to support the making of graphic novel The Poet and the Flea.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Best regards,

G. E.

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