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May 2015 Update

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  1. After posting one illustration from Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias every week for 50 weeks, I have finally posted all of the illustrations. You can check them out here: gegallas.wordpress.com/contents/scared-stiff.
  2. By the way, I have a relatively new Tumblr blog called Everything was ZINES, and nothing hurt., on which I promote my fellow writers’ and illustrators’ work. Please check it out here: everythingwaszines.tumblr.com.
  3. This coming weekend, I will be traveling to Yale once again to see my sister’s costumes in a new play called Deer and the Lovers by Emily Zemba and directed by Sara Holdren. :)
  4. I am very excited to announce that this summer I will be attending the Summer Publishing Institute (SPI) at New York University: School of Professional Studies. Unfortunately, this will probably mean a hiatus for this blog, but I’ll try to keep it as short as possible!
  5. I am also very excited that, through the Summer Publishing Institute, I will be volunteering at BEA (Book Expo America) 2015.
  6. As you may know, for the past few months, I have been working extremely hard on my graphic novel The Poet and The Flea. Currently, I am almost finished inking all 95 pages of the first volume and hope to begin shading everything in as soon as possible. I am also thinking about submitting The Flea directly to publishers within the coming months. Wish me luck!

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Copyright 2015 by G. E. Gallas


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.” –William Blake

Originally posted on The Poet and the Flea:

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Here is an update on myself and The Poet and the Flea:

  • Please check out my recently revamped homepage: gegallas.com.
  •  I’m continuing to enjoy the “Publication Design with InDesign” class I’m taking. I just completed a newsletter project I created about independent comics and I’ll be starting a pamphlet project, for which I’d like to use some William Blake pieces.
  • PROGRESS: I’m excited to announce that I’ve completed penciling up to page 95 (= first volume) of The Poet and the Flea!!! My goal is to at least finish inking up to page 95 before June and hopefully finish shading sometime this summer. Wish me luck!  :)

How can you help support The Poet and the Flea? Please spread the word through Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc. And don’t forget to check out my online store thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com!

Many thanks and kind regards,

G. E.

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“The busy bee has no time for sorrow.” –William Blake

Originally posted on The Poet and the Flea:

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Here is an update on myself and The Poet and the Flea:

  • In February, I had a wonderful time as a guest speaker for Diane Critchfield’s “British Literature II” course at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. You can read more about it here (gegallas.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/fredericksburg-virginia-february-2015).
  • If you’re on Tumblr, please check out my recently revamped Tumblr blog: gegallas-writer-illustrator.tumblr.com.
  • For the past few months, I’ve been doing very well in “Publication Design with InDesign” and am putting together a strong portfolio that I can’t wait to share with you all.
  • PROGRESS: I’m excited to announce that I’ve completed up to page 60 of The Poet and the Flea. Right now, I’m making progress on pages 61-70 and hope to finish them sometime next month. My goal is to finish the first volume (95 pages) before June or at least some time this summer. Wish me…

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Work In Progress: Strange But True (Part 2)

Related Post: Work in Progress: Strange But True (Part 1).

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Last month, I received a bundle of Magic Bullet #10 featuring my one-page comic entitled Strange But TrueMagic Bullet is “…Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper published by D.C. Conspiracy, a comics creators’ collective in the capital region.” Here’s another little preview of my comic…

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Strange But True 2

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Copyright 2015 by G. E. Gallas


The Flea is on a little adventure…

Originally posted on The Poet and the Flea:

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Dear ladies and gentleman:

Here is an update on myself and The Poet and the Flea:

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Work in Progress: Strange But True (Part 1)

Related Post: Work in Progress: Elias Morris.

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The other day, I received an e-mail informing me my one-page comic entitled Strange But True will be appearing in Magic Bullet #10! Magic Bullet is “…Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper published by D.C. Conspiracy, a comics creators’ collective in the capital region.” According to the e-mail, #10 has been put together and sent to the printer, and should be ready by the end of the month. :) Here’s a little preview of my comic…

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For more updates, follow me on facebooktumblr and twitter.

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Copyright 2015 by G. E. Gallas


New Year’s Resolutions 2015

Related Posts: New Year’s Resolutions 2014 and New Year’s Resolutions 2014: End-of-the-Year Evaluation!.

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  1. Finish illustrating volume one (first 94 pages) of The Poet and the Flea (before summer 2015).
  2. Use Kickstarter as a way for everyone to preorder The Poet and the Flea volume one.
  3. Have The Poet and the Flea volume one printed at a local company.
  4. Hopefully get into a summer publishing program at either NYU or Columbia: I’ve been working on the applications for both programs and plan to finish them in January to send them out ASAP. I have no idea if I’ll get in, but I feel I’d learn so many useful skills if I did. If I don’t get in this year, I’ll try again next year.
  5. Next semester, take “Publication Design with InDesign” course at Montgomery College: I’ve already registered!! :) Class begins at the end of January and I hope to learn a lot.
  6. Get back to work on The First Reich: I really haven’t been able to make as much progress as I had hoped on this graphic novel, so I’d really like to dedicate some time to get at least a good chunk done.
  7. Finally go into production for short film Death Is No Bad Friend: We (Siren’s Gaze Productions) plan to launch a Hatchfund crowdfunding campaign starting January 1st and we will continue to apply to grants to try to fund the rest of the film. I have been working on this film since 2012 and would love to see all our hard work pay off!
  8. Exhibit at SPX 2015 (to debut The Poet and the Flea volume one): If all goes well with #1-3 , I’d like to debut The Poet and the Flea volume one at SPX 2015. The Poet and the Flea volume one will be the first book published through my own small publishing company Radiant Pessimist Press (see #9).
  9. Launch Radiant Pessimist Press: If all goes well with #1-3 and #8, then I plan on not only publishing more of my own work through Radiant Pessimist Press, but also I’d like to recruit some fellow artists/graphic novelists to publish their work.
  10. Continue practicing Japanese: I’ve been studying Japanese for over 12 years now and I’d like to continue practicing my skills. I’d like to continue watching Japanese movies and television and start reading more books in Japanese. :D

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Please visit my store: thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com!

For more updates, follow me on facebooktumblr and twitter.

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Copyright 2014 by G. E. Gallas


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