The Flea is coming… in 100 days!

Today marks 100 days until the premiere of my graphic novel The Poet and the Flea!

For those of you not yet familiar with The Poet and the Flea…

Summary: The Poet and the Flea is a reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Set in 1790, at the onset of The Industrial Revolution, William suffers from the death of his beloved younger brother, Robert.  Catherine (Kate) Blake attempts to comfort her husband, but cannot dispel his grief. During this spell of anxiety, William is visited by an ominous creature: The Ghost of the Flea. The Flea reveals an invested interest in William’s spiritual well-being — the result of an unorthodox wager. Will William triumph over The Flea’s sinister meddling? Or  will he fall victim to The Flea’s corruption? 

William Blake was born November 28th, 1757. And this year will be the poet-painter’s 255th birthday! Thusly, I will be premiering the first five pages of my graphic novel on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012!

I hope you will all help me countdown the days and, when the time comes, celebrate Mr. Blake’s birthday with me!

Thank you!

–G. E.


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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

3 responses to “The Flea is coming… in 100 days!

  • Dante2k4

    Hey, just noticed you liked my sorry excuse for a web comic… came to check out what you do, and I must say, this sounds very interesting!

    I know very little about William Blake, but the summary is intriguing, so I’m excited to see how it turns out!

    Good luck, I’m looking forward to seeing this.

    • gegallas

      Your “arbitrary” yet charming web comics bring many a smile to my face!! Especially your “Lord of Terror” strip — not only do I fully understand video game addiction, but demons & devils have a special place in my heart, ha ha ha…

      Thanks for your interest in “The Poet and the Flea”!! The premiere is quickly drawing nearer and nearer. Although partially fictitious, I’ve based many elements on true accounts of Blake’s life. So hopefully readers will learn a little bit about the brilliant but mad poet-painter. I hope you’ll enjoy it!!

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