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Planning for London!

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by William Blake

As some of you may know, I was originally planning a trip to the UK for February 2013. Circumstances have changed a countless number of times and I thought I wouldn’t be able to go at all. But, thanks to The American Pavilion Cannes Film Program, I think I’ll be able to make my dream of seeing some of William Blake’s work in person come true (among other dreams of screenwriting, filmmaking, etc.). I’ll be in France for about two weeks, and I hope to tack on a few days in London during my journey back to the States!!!

I’m currently in the process of figuring out my travel arrangements. There are so many different routes to Nice, France, it’s difficult to decide the best way to go. Possibly, I could stop over in New York or Amsterdam or even Paris. I’m hoping my dad (Mr. Globetrotting Lawyer himself) will be able to find me the best deal. Or perhaps I’ll try a travel agent.

The wonderful Naomi Billingsley at The Blake Society sent me a fabulous e-mail detailing all the best ways to see Blake’s work and historical sites in person. She suggested that I make a list of what I want to see, so I’ll be making a number of lists on my blog in an attempt to figure out how to schedule everything into two or three days.

  1. The Tate possesses an impressive collection of Blake’s works, but I believe many pieces just returned from Madrid and are not currently on display. I’m hoping that by May this will change. My #1 dream is to see The Ghost of a Flea in person — so I guess I’ll try contacting the Tate and ask them for more information. Naomi pointed out that there are a number of “view by appointment” Blake works at the Tate’s Print Room and that I could make an appointment to see them. I’ll have to browse their online catalogue.
  2. The British Museum has some Blake works in their Print Room as well and they are accessible without an appointment.
  3. According to Naomi, The Victoria and Albert Museum has four of Blake’s “fresco” paintings on permanent display and a collection of Blake’s watercolors in their Print Room, accessible without an appointment.
  4. Naomi also recommended a really amazing page on the Tate’s website detailing Blake historical sites (http://www2.tate.org.uk/williamblake/lambeth/london_intro.html). All these sites seem like they’re in a pretty concentrated area, so I think I’ll be able to see a lot of them!!

From here, I’d like to further explore the museum websites/online resources and figure out how much I can see and what I want to see the most in the few days I’m in London!

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Updates

January 28th

Today, finalized my travel arrangements! On the way from San Francisco to Nice, will be stopping over in Frankfurt. And on the way to London, will be stopping over in Belgium. Will be staying in London for three full days, staying at a decent hotel not far from all the museums and Blake historic sites. Can’t believe this is really happening!!!

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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas


Brief Update

★ Don’t forget to check out my graphic novel The Poet and the Flea!

Here is a brief update on my current creative projects and endeavors…!

Monday, November 26th

  1. Recovering! (Details here.)
  2. Did some more research on fellowships/internships/jobs and sent out some more applications.
  3. Worked on some upcoming blog posts.

Tuesday, November 27th

  1. Didn’t get The Chronicle Books Winter/Spring 2013 Design Fellowship. Depending on how things go, I’ll try reapplying for the Spring 2013 Fellowship!
  2. Signed up with Amazon Studios. Going to try submitting one of my full-length scripts privately and see what happens!

Wednesday, November 28th

  1. Finally, the premiere of The Poet and the Flea!!!
  2. Sketched out a few new rough designs for Fluffernutter.
  3. E-mails, e-mails, e-mails…!

Thursday, November 29th

  1. E-mails, e-mails, e-mails…!
  2. Did some more research on fellowships/internships/jobs.
  3. Worked on the second rough draft for Elias & The City of Cats.

Friday, November 30th

  1. E-mails, e-mails, e-mails…!
  2. Sent out some more fellowship/internship/job applications.
  3. Worked on the second rough draft for Elias & The City of Cats.

Saturday, December 1st

  • Date with Wes! We ran all over the city today. Activities included calendar shopping (“Aw, look at the corgis!”), eating very tasty meals, and going to see the film Hitchcock (while not brilliant, was thoroughly enjoyable).
  • Take a look at the super cute calendar I bought. You can get it here!

Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

Sunday, December 2nd

  • Did some more research on fellowships and jobs and sent out some more applications.

Monday, December 3rd

  1. My sister Sydney’s birthday is today! So check out her amazing costume designs: sydneygallas.com.
  2. Worked on the second rough draft for Elias & The City of Cats.

Etcetera

  • The Poet and the Flea: 52 pages of written script (1 page of script = 4-6 illustrated pages), and about 36 pages (1-24, 27-30 completed, and 25-26, 31-36 in progress) of illustrated work.
  • The First Reich: about 1-10 pages of illustrated work in progress.

To Do:

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


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