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First Zine and Future Shop

★Please Note: Feedback on this post would be extremely appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Only January, and I’m already beginning to tackle some of my New Year’s goals (New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone?)!!!

First and foremost, I’ve been working on goal #1, making progress on some of the finished illustrations for Elias & The City of Cats. I’m hoping to make a bit more progress in the coming days and then meet up with Gabe on Friday to show him my work. :D

In the meantime, I’ve been brainstorming on goals #6 and #7, my first self-printed zine and my online storefront!

Zine:Shop 1

Possible envelopes for first zine.

The other day, I decided that my first self-printed zine will be an illustrated poem.

I was doing some research on The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and came across the perfect poem for my first zine! I think this poem will be unexpected and exciting while still tying in with The Poet and the Flea. The poem will remain a secret for now, but I’ll give a free copy of my zine to the first person who can correctly guess which one it is. Hint: The Seven Deadly Sins. I’ll be truly impressed if anyone gets this!

As far as production goes, I’d like to keep this zine relatively simple since it’s my first: about 6 to 8 pages, black and white with simple lines, a number of special hand-watercolored copies, all packaged in a lovely envelope. I’ll probably print about 25 or 30 copies, but I’d love to know if anyone is seriously interested in purchasing a copy so that I can figure out if I need to print more or less.

Zine:Shop 2

I’ve been planning my online storefront for a while now, but I’m waiting for the right time to set it up and launch it.

I’ve decided to use Storenvy, because it seems user-friendly and stylish. And it helps that it’s free.

Other than my first self-printed zine, I’d like to offer a wide range of products including The Poet and the Flea merchandise (prints/posters, t-shirts, tote bags, badges/pins, etc.). For prints, I’d like to keep them high-quality but made-to-order so that one can request any page of The Flea or whatnot.

The most ambitious product I’d like to see in my store is a The Flea plush toy. I’ve been playing around with many ideas for this, but know it has to remain relatively simple. The plush toy will definitely be handmade in black fabric, possibly with buttons for eyes and silver/gold (maybe glow-in-the-dark) fabric paint to add texture/scales. It will take me a while to get to this project (and I might recruit some help for it), but I’m excited to see how everything turns out.

Also, I’d like to offer commissioned illustrations, but I have to work out the details on that!

Again, feedback is very welcome! Just leave a comment below or send me an e-mail at gegallas@hotmail.com!

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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas


Brief Update

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

★ Important Note: “The Poet and the Flea 100 Day Countdown to the Premiere” is underway!! Join us on TumblrTwitter, and Facebook!

Wednesday, September 5th

  • Continuing work on The Flea and The First Reich.

Thursday, September 6th

  1. Continuing work on The Flea and The First Reich.
  2. E-mail correspondence with potential production company about The Man Who Never Smiled.

Friday, September 7th

  • Continuing work on The Flea and The First Reich.

Saturday, September 8th – Sunday, September 9th

  • Taking a little break…

Monday, September 10th

  1. Meeting with Gabe, writer for children’s book. Not only a potential collaborator, but also a wonderful new connection/fellow artist/friend. I’m very much looking forward to reading his work and to meeting with him again!
  2. Meeting with J.R. Really think his web series has potential for  universal humor and can be done on a shoestring budget. Now, we have to recruit some additional writers.
  3. As suggested by Gabe, checked out Scary Cow, the indie film co-op. Thinking of attending an information session.
  4. Correspondence with Shannon. As I continue with research, she’ll start putting together some blog content!

Tuesday, September 11th

  1. E-mails, e-mails, e-mails…!
  2. Working on some minor revisions for The Man Who Never Smiled.
  3. Ordered badges for APE (Alternative Press Expo).
  4. Applied to the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Should receive feedback by October 1st. Information updated on “Applications” post, here.
  5. Beginning to read Gabe’s children’s book!

Etcetera

  • The Poet and the Flea: 46 pages of written script (1 page of script = 4-6 illustrated pages), and about 36 pages (1-18, 21-24, 27-30 completed, and 19-20, 25-26, 31-36 in progress) of illustrated work.

To Do:

  • Schedule one-on-one meeting with Brian (Pixel Flick Entertainment).
  • Pixel-Flick Alliance Meetup on Saturday, September 15th.
  • Work on research, character sketches, etc. for Shannon.
  • Schedule second meeting with Shannon.
  • Sign up with IMDbPro.
  • Sign up with Top Web Comics: Comic Rankings.
  • Sign up with OnlineComics.net.
  • Contact Graphic Ladies!?

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


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