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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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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…

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Dear Mr. William Blake…

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“The Poet and the Flea”: Behind the Scenes (Part 5)

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Since the beginning of December, I’ve been very busy working on the next 10 pages (pages 31 through 40) of The Poet and the Flea. Part of the challenge has been adjusting to a new (and temporary) workspace, but other than that it has been very therapeutic so far! Here is a little preview…

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Cannes/London 2013: Compilation

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Here is a compilation of all the posts regarding my Cannes/London 2013 trip. Please enjoy!

  1. Pre-Travel Planning
  2. Bon Voyage, See You in June!
  3. Saturday May 11th
  4. Sunday, May 12th
  5. Monday, May 13th
  6. Tuesday, May 14th
  7. Wednesday, May 15th
  8. Thursday, May 16th
  9. Friday, May 17th
  10. Saturday, May 18th
  11. Sunday, May 19th
  12. Monday, May 20th
  13. Tuesday, May 21st
  14. Wednesday, May 22nd
  15. Thursday, May 23rd
  16. Friday, May 24th
  17. Saturday, May 25th
  18. Sunday, May 26th
  19. Monday, May 27th
  20. Tuesday, May 28th
  21. Tuesday, May 28th @ Tate Britain
  22. Tuesday, May 28th @ Tate Britain, William Blake Rooms
  23. Wednesday, May 29th
  24. Wednesday, May 29th @ National Portrait Gallery
  25. Thursday, May 30th

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Cannes/London 2013: Thursday, May 30th

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Eros in Piccadilly Circus.

Today — Elena, Laura and I explored the William Blake historic sites. We met at Piccadilly Circus and walked over to Saint James’s Church, where Blake was baptized. The baptismal font is still there, with very intricate carvings of Adam and Eve. It’s amazing to think that Blake was once a baby who could fit in that font!

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St. James’s Church.

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A Blake quote welcoming visitors of St. James’s.

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Another side of St. James’s.

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The baptismal font.

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Closeup of the baptismal font.

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Inside St. James’s.

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A different angle inside St. James’s.

Then, we took a double-decker bus through the city all the way across the Thames to Battersea to visit Saint Mary’s Church were Blake and Catherine were married. We almost got lost since there were a number of similar churchs in the area, but we managed to find the right one. The ladies in the church were a bit confused at first by our presence. But when I told them that we are Blake enthusiasts, they immediately understood.

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Inside the double-decker bus!

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St. Mary’s Church Battersea

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View across the Thames.

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Inside St. Mary’s.

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Inside St. Mary’s: stained-glass window commemorating Blake.

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Detail of stained glass.

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Another detail of stained glass.

After that, we went to visit Blake’s grave at Bunhill Fields. It was a very old but charming cemetary, and it was fascinating watching them in the process of restoring some of the old crypts and tombstones. I left a simple offering at Blake’s gravestone — an apple — and also explored the green where Blake’s physical body is supposed to have been buried (I believe The Friends of William Blake are trying to raise money and/or petition for a special monument at Blake’s actual burial site).

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Bunhill Fields is quite serene.

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A memorial obelisk to Daniel Defoe.

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Blake and Catherine’s grave marker.

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A simple offering.

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Blake’s actual remains are somewhere around here, I think.

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Didn’t get a chance to go in… Next time!

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John Bunyan‘s tomb.

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Another angle of Bunyan’s tomb.

Then, we went to visit Westminster Abbey. Here, I unfortunately got separated from Elena and Laura, and we couldn’t find each other again. :( But I’m glad I went, even though it was a bit overwhelming to take in. I especially enjoyed the Poets’ Corner where I saw commemorations to Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll and Blake among others.

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Big Ben/Elizabeth Tower.

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Approaching Westminster Abbey.

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Westminster Abbey!

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I spy the London Eye!

The absolute highlight of my day — and possibly even my trip — was the British Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings. I didn’t get to see all that much of the museum proper, but inside this department I was allowed to handle and examine an original print of Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience. When I say “prints,” I mean a copy made by Blake himself on his own printing press!! I was able to see many of my favorite poems — “The Tyger,” “The Fly,” “The Sick Rose,” etc. The prints are indescribably complex and beautiful, and surprisingly tiny. It was amazing rereading these poems as they were originally meant to be read! After that, I enjoyed afternoon tea at the museum for a surprisingly reasonable price. And I ate every last sandwich, cake, and scone. :D

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Inside The British Museum.

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Afternoon tea is about to commence.

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Now I feel that my trip is complete.

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I ate every last crumb!

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Scones and clotted cream.

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That was fun!

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See ya’ later, British Museum!

Tomorrow, back to San Francisco!

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Above is the last entry of the journal I wrote during my Cannes/London trip.

Overall, this trip was an amazing experience and I’m glad I was able to do almost everything I planned to.

I met so many amazing people along the way and was inspired by everything I encountered.

I hope you all enjoyed reading these posts!

Best,

G. E.

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