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Experience of Smudge Comics Arts Expo 2014

Related Posts: Experience of SPX 2013 and Experience of APE 2013.

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Smudge was an interesting experience. Firstly, it was held in a very lovely space in the Artisphere. And, because it was only one day (rather than the usual two), it was pretty crowded throughout the whole event. The one thing that drove me crazy though was that they played soundtrack music consisting primarily of Darth Vader’s theme for most of the day for no apparent reason. But overall I met some nice people who I’ll most likely see again at SPX in September and discovered that there’s a lot of interest in Scared Stiff. :)

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Smudge in the Artisphere!

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My table! :)

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My table from an angle!

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From another angle!

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Copyright 2014 by G. E. Gallas


Experience of APE 2013

Related Posts: Experience of APE and Plans for APE 2013.

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APE 2013 was utterly exhausting and not very successful monetarily, but I met some really amazing people — so that’s fine by me.

We were 908B and no one show up at 908A, so an APE staff member came over to tell us to take over the rest of the table. So that was a plus!

I also unexpectedly got some very useful advice regarding costumes for Death Is No Bad Friend! Who knew I would find myself chatting to a gentleman dressed as The Phantom of the Opera?

I’m glad to have exhibited at SF Zine Fest, SPX, and APE this year, but I’m not sure that I would do this next year. I think I haven’t found my niche quite yet. I’m going to look into some book fairs and continue my search for an agent to represent my work. :)

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Some last minute The Flea ornaments!

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More Flea ornaments!

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We’re here!

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Saturday’s table.

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All the zines, etc.

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Sunday’s table!!!

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A taste of APE.

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-Felicia Ann

Illustration by Felicia Ann.
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

Felicia Ann was one of our very lovely neighbors! She was selling some beautiful prints and hand-bound sketchbooks. Check out her website feliciaann.com and Etsy shop etsy.com/shop/Hyliotrope.

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-6th Circle

6th Circle written by Jackson McBrayer and illustrated by Xander “Grim” Kent.
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

Writer Jackson McBrayer was an absolute sweetheart! I’m very much looking forward to checking out his webcomic 6th Circle, about a strange tattoo shop. :)

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-Frederick

A page from Frederick the Great.
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The gentleman behind Frederick the Great: A Most Lamentable Comedy Breaching Time and Space was wonderful. Not only was he wearing an impressive Victorian outfit, but he also bought a copy of The Poet and the Flea zine and wrote a nice little review of it:

A comic about William Blake! That’s pretty much all Gallas needed to say to sell me on it, but it’s really a beautiful and touchingly told little book. I picked up the first zine of it which contains the first 10 pages, and it was enough to make me check in on the website, where the first 30 are up and available for viewing. Blake is such an oddball figure in literary history, he was More Than Due for a comic treatment, and Gallas does it precisely as it ought to be done.

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-Nervenkrank

Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

I had a great little conversation about George Grosz with Katherine Kreider Wirick and bought a copy of her graphic novel zine Nervenkrank: A Story About John Heartfield. Grosz was my main visual influence for The First Reich, so it was great to hear that Grosz would be appearing as an actual character in Katherine’s series. Check out her website katherine.kreider-wirick.com and Tumblr katherinewirick.tumblr.com.

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-Pariah Missouri

Pariah Missouri by Andres Salazar and Jose Pescador.
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

I was particularly impressed by the gorgeous watercolor work of Pariah Missouri! :D facebook.com/PariahMO

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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!

A new page every Wednesday!

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Preview to upcoming post, “Experience of EBABZ (East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest)”:

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

Tuesday, December 4th

  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.

Wednesday, December 5th

  • Under the weather!

Thursday, December 6th

  1. Was supposed to go on a date with Wes, but I caught a nasty cold. (;へ:)
  2. E-mails, e-mails, e-mails…!

Friday, December 7th

  • Recovering from cold!

Saturday, December 8th

Sunday, December 9th

  1. Today, was nominated again for the Very Inspiring Blogger award! Updated information on this post.
  2. Hired to do a small freelance translation job (English to Japanese). Began working on first assignment!

Monday, December 10th

  1. Worked on The First Reich.
  2. Worked with client on translation job.

Tuesday, December 11th

  1. First day of cat sitting!
  2. Sent out some more fellowship/internship/job applications.
  3. Worked on The Flea script.
  4. Received e-mail informing me I have a phone interview, yay!!
  5. Worked with client on translation job.

Etcetera

  • The Poet and the Flea: 53 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


Zines and Me!

Rough sketch for zine idea.

As I mentioned before (here), I’ve only recently become interested in the world of zines. Not only do zines appear to be an incredibly flexible channel for creativity, but I think that this medium would be a great compliment to my graphic novels and children’s books. I like the idea of the zine being very hands on — a real artist book, the artist not only illustrating, but also cutting and pasting the finished pamphlet together. This process reminds me greatly of Andy Warhol, his factory, and 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy.

Before I begin any zines of my own, I’ve been trying to get a better sense of their mercurial world. At APE (Alternative Press Expo) 2012, I talked with Tugboat Press, who produce annual free comics and an anthology called Papercutter. Tugboat led me to Parcell Press, who seems to carry a vast array of zines, comics, etc. I also found “How to Make a Zine” on Rookie. I guess the one true rule of creating zines is that there are no rules!

As I ponder the pre-existing zine world, my own ideas for zines just keep pouring out of me. I scribble these ideas down furiously in a Gallatin notebook I received upon graduation and was saving for something important (who knew that important something was zines). Endless ideas — everything from opera parodies to The Death of Chatterton. I’m not sure when I’ll actually have time to realize these zines since I’m already working on so many projects that need to get done (The Poet and the Flea, The First Reich, etcetera, etcetera). I’m hoping to take a stab early next year, June at the latest. We’ll see how that works out…

Some useful zine-related websites I’ve discovered:

Plus, I figure if I make enough zines, then eventually I can release them all in one book.

Any comments, suggestions, or thoughts would be truly appreciated!

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Copyright 2012 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, August 15th

  1. Did not make it to the next round of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. All of these screenwriting competitions/contests/labs are so competitive, but I just have to keep doing what I’m doing. There are still about 6 more I’m waiting to hear back from. Anything could happen!
  2. Busy with preparations for “The Poet and the Flea 100 Day Countdown to the Premiere,” which begins August 20th!

Thursday, August 16th

  • Continuing work on The Flea and The Man…

Friday, August 17th

  • Errands, errands, errands…!

Saturday, August 18th

  1. Attended The Pixel-Flick TV Actor/Filmmaker Alliance Second Meeting. Discussed some projects with Brian and received some interesting feedback/advice.
  2. Must reschedule one-on-one meeting with Brian.
  3. At Alliance Meeting, got to know fellow filmmaker J.R. better. I think he has some great ideas for potential Alliance projects! Check out his blog:  jrbiche.wordpress.com.

Sunday, August 19th

Monday, August 20th

  1. The Poet and the Flea 100 Day Countdown to the Premiere” begins today!
  2. E-mail correspondence with J. R. Going to pitch his idea for a web series at next Alliance meeting. (。◕‿◕。)
  3. E-mail correspondence with potential director/producer.
  4. Created blog for Robots Are a Girl’s Best Friend (under construction).

Tuesday, August 21st

  1. Continuing work on The Flea and The Man…
  2. Continuing correspondence with potential director/producer.

Wednesday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 23rd

  • Continuing work on The Flea and The Man…

Etcetera

  • The Poet and the Flea: 38 pages of written script (1 page of script = 4-6 illustrated pages), and about 36 pages (1-18, 21-23, 27, 29-30 completed, and 19-20, 24-26, 28, 31-36 in progress) of illustrated work.

To Do:

  • Work on research, character sketches, etc. for Shannon.
  • Schedule second meeting with Shannon.
  • One-on-one meeting with Brian (Pixel Flick Entertainment).
  • Finish The Man Who Never Smiled by end of August.
  • Sign up with IMDbPro.
  • Apply to the Bluecat Screenplay Competition (before October 15th).
  • Sign up with Top Web Comics: Comic Rankings.

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


A Few Comics I Admire…

Just wanted to compile a list of a few comics/web comics/graphic novels I admire and highly recommend!

(In no particular order!)

  1. Call Sign Spirit (coming soon!) by Tina Lee.
  2. Meristem County by Jade F. Lee.
  3. Fajita by Ryan Thompson.
  4. Luci’s Letdown (on my wish list) by Marjee Chmiel & Sandra Lanz.
  5. Angry Comics/Monster (on my wish list) by by Jessica Hayworth.
  6. Baritarian Boy by Lawrence Gullo & Fyodor Pavlov.
  7. Hemlock by Josceline Fenton.
  8. The Tragedy Series by Benjamin Dewey.
  9. Death Stories by Omar ZahZah and Eliza Frye.
  10. Comics by Emily Carroll.
  11. Hark, a vagrant (of course) by Kate Beaton.

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


Production Companies

I’ve been looking into various production companies to send query letters to. (This is just a rough list for my personal use. In no particular order!)

If anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Leave me a comment!

To be continued…

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Screenplays: Completed

Who is Laurence Harvey?

Who is Laurence Harvey? is a dramedy about the tempestuous life and untimely death of the forgotten international film star Laurence Harvey (1928 – 1973). This screenplay is a character study tracing the development of Larry’s public persona – the serious actor – juxtaposed with his troubled personal life, which he masked by his outrageous sense of humor. We follow Larry’s journey through interactions with his famous contemporaries, including his good friends (Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor), his enemies (Laurence Oliver, Sid James), and his illustrious costars (Shelley Winters, Angela Lansbury, Julie Christie).

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The Golden Curator

At the onset of World War II, Isaiah Austerlitz – the owner of a small Manhattan art gallery – is on the brink of financial ruin when his friend Morocco brings him a client with an offer he can’t refuse. This eccentric, nouveau riche client employs Austerlitz to track down the works of a recently deceased artist. Sent on a wild-goose chase, will Austerlitz be able to uphold his end of the bargain? Or will he be overwhelmed by his unscrupulous rivals?

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


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