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Graphic Novel: The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1), Paperback Edition


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Graphic Novel: The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1)

G. E. Gallas

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Click here to read the first 30 pages of The Poet and the Flea for free!

Synopsis: 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?

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The Flea is on a little adventure…

-Character 5

Dear ladies and gentleman:

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

  • Once again, I’ve been busy trying to crowdfund short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Please take a look at our Hatchfund campaign here : hatchfund.org/project/death_is_no_bad_friend.
  • Last month, I had an amazing time as a guest speaker for Wendall K. Harrington’s “Visual Storytelling” course at Yale University School of Drama. You can read more about it here (gegallas.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/yale-december-2014) and here (gegallas.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/yale-december-2014-yale-center-for-british-art-and-yale-university-art-gallery).
  • Last week, I completed a huge freelance project of over 50 illustrations called Do More Good. Better. by Steve Scheier.
  • This week, I begin a course called “Publication Design with InDesign.”
  • GUEST SPEAKER: I am so excited to announce I will be a guest speaker for Diane Critchfield’s “British Literature II” course at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia this February 4th. If you’re in the area, the talk is open to the public!
  • PROGRESS: I’ve been working the last few months on new pages of The Poet and the Flea. I’ve completed penciling and inking pages 41 through 60 and can’t wait to finish shading everything in. I’ve sketched out all the thumbnails for volume one, so now I know it will be 95 pages long. I’ve also started penciling pages 61 through 80. I’m hoping to finish up to page 60 in a month or so, and then begin focusing on pages 61 through 80. Then, 81 through 95. Yay! 🙂

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 2015 by G. E. Gallas


The Poet and the Flea on Blake House

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I would very much like to thank Sarah Jones, the managing editor of Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly at the University of Rochester for incorporating one of my illustrations of William Blake from The Poet and the Flea in the new header of the Blake House: Goings-on at the Blake Quarterly blog! What an honor! 🙂

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Copyright 2014 by G. E. Gallas


The Flea is Eagerly Waiting in the Wings!

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Here is a much overdue update on myself and The Poet and the Flea:

  • Early January, I had emergency gallbladder surgery. This is a very strange coincidence, since Mr. Blake suffered from excruciating gallbladder pain towards the end of his life! I’m still recovering, but feeling much better than before. 🙂
  • In the meantime, I’ve been very busy trying to crowdfund a short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Please take a look at our Indiegogo campaign here: indiegogo.com/projects/death-is-no-bad-friend/x/1089930.
  • Once I feel a bit better, I’d like to keep working on The First Reich (thefirstreich.wordpress.com) about the Jewish-Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich — specifically pages 11 through 25.
  • On February 4th, the young adult nonfiction title Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta (Zest Books) featuring over 50 of my illustrations was released. On March 1st, the collaborative title  Age of Saints: An Illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales by Peter Anthony Freeman (A Raven Above Press) featuring my illustration of Saint Tewdrig will be released. I am very excited to see some of my work finally published!!!
  • For those in the Washington, D.C./Maryland/Virginia area, I will be exhibiting at  Smudge Comics Arts Expo in Arlington, Virginia on March 8th.
  • I worked diligently all December and finished the next 10 pages (pgs. 31-40) of The Poet and the Flea!!! Now all I have to do is scan everything. I would love to do 10 more pages within the coming months so that I’ll have 50 completed illustrated pages in total. And then I’d like to find a date — hopefully an important date in Mr. Blake’s life — to begin posting new pages here!

As always, I’ll keep you all updated!

Best regards,

G. E.

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