“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


About gegallas

G. E. Gallas is a writer and illustrator best known for her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about William Blake and her short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally from Washington, D. C., she spent her year abroad in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. Last year, she attended the Cannes International Film Festival and spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London. This year, her illustrations were featured in Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias. She is currently working on illustrations for Do More Good. Better. View all posts by gegallas

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