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Upcoming Zines: “The Ink Drinker,” Etc.

Related Post: First Zine Progress and Contest: Round Three!!
The Ink Drinker Title

Over the years, I’ve accumulated a number of short stories. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to submit them to literary journals or put them up on my blog. But my recent discovery of and appreciation for zines led me to find the perfect solution of self-printing/self-publishing.

There are about five short stories from my collection I think I’d like to one by one turn into zines, not necessarily in the following order:

  1. “The Ink Drinker”
  2. “Bludgeoning The Walrus”
  3. “Robots Are a Girl’s Best Friend”
  4. “Ulysses in Hell”
  5. “Go Jump in the Lake”

Each zine will include cover art (illustrated by me, of course), a card stock cover, and will be hand-bound with awl, needle and thread.

I begin with “The Ink Drinker,” a dystopian story about a young girl who learns the truth about an outcast of society. This story is somewhat influenced by Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast and illustrations, possibly some Edgar Allan Poe and definitely some Edward Lear among other things.

I’ve always wanted to continue or expand upon this story (as a novel, graphic novel, or screenplay), but haven’t had the chance yet. So I thought I’d share it with all of you as it is now for the time being. 🙂

You can expect “The Ink Drinker” up on my store (thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com) once it opens!!


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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas


Brief Update

Here is a brief update on my current creative projects and endeavors…!

  1. The Poet and the Flea: yesterday, received package with new art supplies, hurrah.
  2. Temporarily putting The Poet and the Flea and the Jeremy Blake/Theresa Duncan screenplay aside to work on a new project…
  3. New Project: transforming my short story entitled “Robots Are a Girl’s Best Friend” into a 5-8 page script!! Been working on this for the past few days and hopefully will complete in the next few days.
  4. Decided to put jukepopserials.com on the back burner…
  5. Yesterday, discovered BBC Writers Room!! The only problem is that I don’t live in the U.K. BUT they seem to occasionally have international opportunities, exhibit A: International Radio Playwrighting Competition 2012. Signed up for their newsletter and will keep my peepers peeled.

To Do:

  • Complete script for Robots Are a Girl’s Best Friend.
  • Apply to the Bluecat Screenplay Competition
  • Apply to The American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

P.S. I encourage all aspiring filmmakers to sign up with www.stage32.com!!


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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas