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G. E. Gallas

Writer and Illustrator

Screenwriter and Graphic Novelist

Born in Washington, D.C.

Has studied Japanese language, literature, and culture for over 10 years.

During high school, wrote, illustrated, and self-published first graphic novel.

2009-2010: Spent year abroad in Tokyo, Japan at Sophia University.

May 2011: Graduated from New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Concentration entitled, “Exploring and Examining Otherness: Japan as well as The Globe.” Colloquium/Rationale entitled, “The Hero as Other.”

June 2011 – January 2012: Researched, wrote, and completed first two full-length screenplays, Who is Laurence Harvey? and The Golden Curator.

November 28th, 2012: Began publishing graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about the poet-painter William Blake online at thepoetandtheflea.wordpress.com.

January 17th, 2013: The Poet and the Flea reviewed by Sarah Goode, University College Oxford, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

January – April, 2013: Interned at Zest Books, a young adult non-fiction publishing company in San Francisco, California.

March 3rd, 2013: Interviewed by Hannah Meiklejohn for Lemonade: Freshly Squeezed Art & Culture Magazine.

May 15th – 26th, 2013: Attended the Cannes International Film Festival.

May 28th, 2013: Spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London.

August 31st – September 1st, 2013: Exhibited at the San Francisco Zine Fest in San Francisco.

September 14th – 15th, 2013: Exhibited at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland.

October 12th – 13th, 2013: Exhibited at APE (Alternative Press Expo) in San Francisco.

October 31st, 2013: The Poet and the Flea featured by Melissa D. Johnston for Creative Thresholds.

January 15th – March, 11th, 2014: Managed an Indiegogo campaign to fund short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson (indiegogo.com/projects/death-is-no-bad-friend/x/1089930) and raised over $3,000. For more information, please visit Siren’s Gaze Productions (sirensgazeproductions.wordpress.com).

January 16th, 2014: Interviewed by Jenny Bhatt for Storyacious.com | “Conversations: Screenwriter, Graphic Novelist, Illustrator — G. E. Gallas.”

February 4th, 2014: Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta and illustrated by G. E. Gallas released.

February 28th, 2014: The Death Is No Bad Friend trailer was screened at the launch of POP (Pride of Place) art space in Hull, UK.

March 1st, 2014: Age of Saints: An Illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales by Peter Anthony Freeman featuring an illustration of Saint Tewdrig by G. E. Gallas released.

March 3rd, 2014: An illustration from The Poet and the Flea has been featured in the new header of the Blake House: Goings-on at the Blake Quarterly blog!

March 7th, 2014: Interviewed by Mike Rhode for Washington City Paper | “Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With G. E. Gallas.”

March 8th, 2014: Exhibited at Smudge Comics Arts Expo in Arlington, Virginia.

May 2014: Interviewed by Simon Ball for Spooky Isles | Death Is No Bad Friend.

May 15th, 2014: Interviewed by Jenny Bhatt for Storyacious.com | Art Feature: The First Reich.

August 9th, 2014: Exhibited at DC Zinefest in Washington, D. C.

September 13th – 14th, 2014: Exhibited at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland. Interviewed by Paul Roth for People of SPX 2014.

October 2014: Created an illustration plan for Do More Good. Better. by Steve Scheier.

November 2014: Hired to create over 60 illustrations for Do More Good. Better. by Steve Scheier.

December 11th, 2014: Spoke upon invitation to Wendall K. Harrington’s “Visual Storytelling” course at Yale University School of Drama.

January 2015: Contributed a blog post to the Inspired by Blake festival (inspiredbyblake.co.uk), in conjunction with Blackwell’s Bookshop and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford. Also, Contributed one-page comic “Strange But True” to Magic Bullet (Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper) #10.

February 2015: Spoke upon invitation to “Survey of English Literature II” at Germanna Virginia Community College.

Spring 2015: Took “Publication Design with InDesign” course at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.

May 27th – 29th, 2015: Attended and volunteered at BookExpo America at the Javits Center in New York City.

June – July 2015: Attended the Summer Publishing Institute at New York University: School of Professional Studies.

August 12th, 2015: Featured and interviewed by glommable (run by the staff of Touchstone Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster) | Glom-sclusive: GE Gallas.

September 19th – 20th, 2015: Will exhibit at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland.

September 2015: Welsh in the Old West by Lorin Morgan-Richards featuring an illustration of Elias Morris by G. E. Gallas will be released.

Illustrations to be featured in Growing Up zine by Dana van der Gracht and Black Cats and Pointy Hats zine by Deirdree Prudence.

Currently living in the Washington, D. C. area.



Please visit my store: thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com!

For more updates, follow me on facebooktumblr and twitter.


Copyright 2012-2015 by G. E. Gallas


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