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.”
January – April, 2013: Interned at Zest Books, a young adult non-fiction publishing company in San Francisco, California.
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.
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.
Summer 2015: Welsh in the Old West by Lorin Morgan-Richards featuring an illustration of Elias Morris by G. E. Gallas will be released.
May 27th – 29th, 2015: Will attend and volunteer at BookExpo America at the Javits Center in New York City.
June – July 2015: Will attend the Summer Publishing Institute at New York University: School of Professional Studies.
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!
Copyright 2012-2015 by G. E. Gallas