“The Poet and the Flea”: Behind the Scenes (Part 1)

My chair & a fresh pad of bristol board.

A brigade of pens, markers, etc.

Brand-new X-Acto knife & replacement blades, my slightly worn cutting mat, & Tintin Band-Aids (just in case).

You can never have enough erasers. (The tweezers come in handy, too.)

My top-secret notebook (which I ended up not actually using for this project, whoops!)

My computer: a very important tool.

Research: Dante’s “Divine Comedy” with illustrations by William Blake (gotta love Penguin Classics!).

My friends… they keep me company while I work.

The view outside my window!

My trustworthy wastebasket.

The perils of refilling Copic markers. (Or am I just unskilled?)


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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas

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G. E. Gallas is a screenwriter and graphic novelist (writer/illustrator) best known for "The Poet and the Flea," a fantastical reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Originally from Washington D.C., she spent her year abroad in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualzed Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. Spring 2013, she attended the Cannes International Film Festival and spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London. February 2014, her illustrations will be featured in the young adult title "Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias." View all posts by gegallas

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