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Celebrating 400 Posts!

Related Posts: Celebrating 200 Posts! and Celebrating 300 Posts!

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I really can’t believe I’ve published over 400 posts on WordPress and have over 100 more posts planned out! I started WordPressing March 2012 and truly enjoy sharing my work and interacting with people all over the world here. Thank you so much!!!  :)

Want to revisit all 400 some previous posts? Take a look below…

  1. Introduction
  2. Links
  3. The Hero as Other
  4. Screenplays: Completed
  5. About New Projects
  6. Applications
  7. Preview: “The Poet and the Flea”
  8. Graphic Novel Publishers, etc.
  9. Applications, Round 2
  10. “The Poet and the Flea” Update!
  11. “The Poet and the Flea”: Behind the Scenes (Part 2)
  12. “The Poet and the Flea”: Behind the Scenes (Part 1)
  13. Breif Update (May 2nd, 2012)
  14. “The Poet and the Flea”: Behind the Scenes (Part 3)
  15. Brief Update (May 8th, 2012)
  16. Brief Update (May 11th, 2012)
  17. “The Poet and the Flea”: Research
  18. Brainstorming
  19. Brief Update (May 21st, 2012)
  20. Summaries
  21. Brief Update (May 25th, 2012)
  22. “Who is Laurence Harvey?”: Research
  23. A Bit More About Me
  24. Brief Update (May 31st, 2012)
  25. Production Companies
  26. Brief Update (June 8th, 2012)
  27. Some Visual Inspiration
  28. Brief Update (June 16th, 2012)
  29. Brief Update (June 26th, 2012)
  30. Brainstorming: Web Series, Etc.
  31. “Plastic Journey on Valley”
  32. “Odd Playground”
  33. Brief Update (July 13th, 2012)
  34. “The Poet and the Flea”: Behind the Scenes (Part 4)
  35. Brief Update (July 24th, 2012)
  36. Announcement: “The Poet and the Flea” Premiere!
  37. A Few Comics I Admire…
  38. Brief Update (August 7th, 2012)
  39. Brief Update (August 15th, 2012)
  40. The Flea is coming… in 100 days!
  41. Brief Update (August 23rd, 2012)
  42. Brief Update (September 5th, 2012)
  43. Brief Update (September 12th, 2012)
  44. Tchotchkes
  45. Brief Update (September 26th, 2012)
  46. Note on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
  47. Brief Update (October 4th, 2012)
  48. IndieGoGo Campaign: Send G. E. to the U.K.!
  49. Plans for APE
  50. Reblog: Children of the future Age/ Reading this indignant page
  51. Brief Update (October 11th, 2012)
  52. Announcement!
  53. Experience of APE
  54. Plans for Halloween
  55. Brief Update (October, 18th, 2012)
  56. Announcement: IndieGoGo Update!
  57. Family Vacation, Fall 2012: Jellies and Moguls
  58. Preliminary Character Designs: Fluffernutter the Bat
  59. Portfolio
  60. Zines and Me!
  61. Brief Update (November 1st, 2012)
  62. Brief Update (November 6th, 2012)
  63. October 2010: VAMPS at Roseland Ballroom, NYC
  64. Much Ado About Bubbie: Bubbie’s Mad About Hamm
  65. Work in Progress: “Elias & the City of Cats”
  66. Brief Update (November 14th, 2012)
  67. The Flea is coming… in 10 days!
  68. Reblog: 20something profile: G.E. Gallas
  69. Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
  70. Brief Update (November 26th, 2012)
  71. I’m okay, but…
  72. Reblog: The Flea is here!
  73. Thank You!
  74. Reader Appreciation Award!
  75. Brief Update (December 3rd, 2012)
  76. Note on the Taishō Period
  77. Comics I Admire: “Awkward Shelby”
  78. The Liebster Award!
  79. Comics I Admire: “Frolic”
  80. Note on “The Nutcracker”
  81. Brief Update (December 12th, 2012)
  82. Correspondence with The Blake Society
  83. Experience of EBABZ (East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest)
  84. Brief Update (December 21st, 2012)
  85. I’m Going to Cannes!!!
  86. Celebrating 1,000 Followers!
  87. Brief Update (December 29th, 2012)
  88. New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone?
  89. The Beautiful Blogger Award
  90. Comics I Admire: “Pre-Raphernalia”
  91. Brief Update (January 9th, 2013)
  92. The One Lovely Blog Award + The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
  93. First Zine and Future Shop
  94. Check Out “The Poet and the Flea”!!
  95. Internship at Zest Books!
  96. The Liebster Award: 2nd Nomination!
  97. The Versatile Blogger Award!
  98. Brief Update (January 29th, 2013)
  99. Planning for London!
  100. Celebrating 100 Posts!
  101. Preliminary Design: “The Flea” Plush Toy
  102. Seeking Webcomic Suggestions!
  103. Reblog: Celebrating 100 Followers!
  104. “The First Reich”: Behind the Scenes (Part 1)
  105. Brief Update (February 18th, 2013)
  106. First Zine Progress and Contest!!
  107. Comics I Admire: “Quarterly Stories”
  108. Very Inspiring Blogger Award, February 2013
  109. The Liebster Award: 3rd Nomination!
  110. Package from Elena
  111. The Flea’s First Fan Art!
  112. Reblog: Hannah Meiklejohn Interviews G. E. Gallas for Lemonade Magazine
  113. Reblog: G. E. Gallas Invited to Speak to The Blake Society!
  114. Celebrating 1,000 Followers on Twitter!
  115. Planning for Blake’s London!
  116. First Zine Progress and Contest: Round Two!!
  117. The Versatile Blogger Award: 2nd Nomination!
  118. Package from The Blake Society
  119. Reblog: What a week!
  120. Celebrating 2,000 Followers!
  121. Check Out “The Poet and the Flea”!!!
  122. Arr, Ye Matey: “Assassin Bound” Ho!!!
  123. Brief Update (April 2nd, 2013)
  124. Comics I Admire: “A Space Boy Dream”
  125. The Liebster Award: 4th & 5th Nomination!
  126. Keeping an Eye on Expos
  127. Trying to Figure Out London!
  128. Cannes/London 2013: Pre-Travel Planning
  129. Reblog: Cannes/London Trip Hiatus!
  130. “On Paper” at Gallerie Citi
  131. Reblog: My new sketchbook
  132. Package from The Blake Society, 2013
  133. Planning for Blake’s London: Final(ish) Plan!
  134. Brief Update (May 10th, 2013)
  135. Cannes/London 2013: Bon Voyage, See You in June!
  136. Check Out “The Poet and the Flea”!!!
  137. Long Time No See!
  138. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Reimagining Blake, A Talk by G. E. Gallas
  139. First Zine Progress and Contest: Round Three!!
  140. Very Brief Update (June 18th, 2013)
  141. Reblog: Recognition
  142. First Zine Contest WINNER: Killkaties!!!
  143. My Zest Books Blog Posts
  144. Announcement: “The Man Who Never Smiled”
  145. New Year’s Resolutions: Mid-Year Evaluation!
  146. A Raven Above Press’s Welsh Saints Project
  147. Cannes/London 2013: Saturday May 11th
  148. Cannes/London 2013: Sunday, May 12th
  149. Cannes/London 2013: Monday, May 13th
  150. Cannes/London 2013: Tuesday, May 14th
  151. Cannes/London 2013: Wednesday, May 15th
  152. Cannes/London 2013: Thursday, May 16th
  153. Cannes/London 2013: Friday, May 17th
  154. Cannes/London 2013: Saturday, May 18th
  155. Reblog: Important Announcement!
  156. Cannes/London 2013: Sunday, May 19th
  157. Cannes/London 2013: Monday, May 20th
  158. Cannes/London 2013: Tuesday, May 21st
  159. Cannes/London 2013: Wednesday, May 22nd
  160. Cannes/London 2013: Thursday, May 23rd
  161. Cannes/London 2013: Friday, May 24th
  162. Reblog: The Flea Is NOT Dead!
  163. Cannes/London 2013: Saturday, May 25th
  164. Cannes/London 2013: Sunday, May 26th
  165. Cannes/London 2013: Monday, May 27th
  166. Cannes/London 2013: Tuesday, May 28th
  167. Cannes/London 2013: Tuesday, May 28th @ Tate Britain
  168. Cannes/London 2013: Tuesday, May 28th @ Tate Britain, William Blake Rooms
  169. Cannes/London 2013: Wednesday, May 29th
  170. Cannes/London 2013: Wednesday, May 29th @ National Portrait Gallery
  171. Cannes/London 2013: Thursday, May 30th
  172. Cannes/London 2013: Compilation
  173. I Have A New Tumblr Account!
  174. Upcoming Zines: “The Ink Drinker,” Etc.
  175. Check Out My Mom’s Art on Amazon!
  176. Fun with Tayasui Sketches for iPad
  177. Preview: “Smithereens” Zine
  178. Work in Progress: The Flea Plush Toy
  179. I’m Officially Exhibiting at APE 2013!
  180. Preview: The Flea Plush Toy
  181. Adventures in Bookbinding
  182. Death Is No Bad Friend: Scouting Locations in Colfax
  183. Look What Came in the Mail!
  184. Preview: “The Ink Drinker” Zine
  185. Coming Soon: The Poet and the Flea Market!
  186. Plans for SF Zine Fest 2013
  187. Work in Progress: Saint Tewdrig
  188. Reblog: First Look: The First Reich Cover in Black and White
  189. Death Is No Bad Friend: Development and Crowdfunding
  190. Grand Opening: The Poet and the Flea Market!
  191. Experience of SF Zine Fest 2013
  192. Death Is No Bad Friend: Research
  193. Logo: Radiant Pessimist Productions
  194. Plans for SPX 2013
  195. Death Is No Bad Friend: Scouting Locations in San Francisco 2012
  196. Reblog: Hot Off The Press: The First Reich Cover in Color
  197. Death Is No Bad Friend: Introducing Siren’s Gaze Productions
  198. Long time no see, D.C.
  199. Experience of SPX 2013
  200. Reblog: Like Siren’s Gaze Productions on Facebook!
  201. Attack on Titan: Analogy to World War II
  202. Celebrating 200 Posts!
  203. “The First Reich”: Behind the Scenes (Part 2)
  204. Reblog: Preview: The First Reich Zine
  205. Preview: Fluffernutter Greeting Card
  206. Plans for APE 2013
  207. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea thus far…
  208. Experience of APE 2013
  209. Coming Soon: Death Is No Bad Friend Indiegogo Campaign
  210. My Name and Art on Amazon!
  211. Character Design: The Toxins
  212. Reblog: Creative Thresholds: The Poet and the Flea
  213. Cross-Coutnry Adventure Hiatus!
  214. Adventure in Tomahawk Cemetery (est. 1870)
  215. Work in Progress: Saint Tewdrig Watercolors
  216. Reblog: Happy 256th Birthday, Mr. William Blake!
  217. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Cover
  218. New Year’s Resolutions: End-of-the-Year Evaluation!
  219. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Title Page
  220. New Year’s Resolutions 2014
  221. “The Poet and the Flea”: Behind the Scenes (Part 5)
  222. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Dear Mr. William Blake…
  223. Conflicted About “47 Ronin”
  224. Happy Birthday, Nikki!
  225. Update: About G. E. Gallas
  226. January 15th: Death Is No Bad Friend Indiegogo Campaign
  227. Reblog: Death Is No Bad Friend: Our Indiegogo Campaign
  228. Reblog: Project: Death Is No Bad Friend
  229. Conversations: Screenwriter, Graphic Novelist, Illustrator — G. E. Gallas on Storyacious.com
  230. Death Is No Bad Friend: Locations
  231. Portfolio, 2014
  232. “Scared Stiff” Illustrations: Part 1
  233. “Scared Stiff” Illustrations: Part 2
  234. “Scared Stiff” Illustrations: Part 3
  235. “Scared Stiff” Illustrations: Part 4
  236. Reblog: The Flea is Eagerly Waiting in the Wings!
  237. Reblog: Crew: Mary Lachapelle, Director
  238. Death Is No Bad Friend: Inspiration
  239. Reblog: Crew: Jacqueline Lehr, Cinematographer
  240. Death Is No Bad Friend: Characters
  241. Reblog: Crew: G. E. Gallas, Screenwriter/Producer
  242. Death Is No Bad Friend: About The Screenplay + Preview
  243. Reblog: Cast: Kari Wishingrad as Fanny Stevenson
  244. Death Is No Bad Friend: Favorite R.L.S. Quotes
  245. Death Is No Bad Friend: Happy Valentine’s Day
  246. Reblog: Our music for the film — Death Is No Bad Friend
  247. Reblog: Music: Louise Duffy-Howard, Rich & Lou’s Loudhailer
  248. Death Is No Bad Friend: Extension!
  249. Reblog: US Film to be screened at POP opening
  250. Death Is No Bad Friend: Indiegogo Perks Preview
  251. Reblog: Message from DP Jacqueline Lehr
  252. Death Is No Bad Friend: Our Campaign on Indiegogo’s Homepage!
  253. Death Is No Bad Friend: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  254. Reblog: Death Is No Bad Friend: Indiegogo Behind The Scenes
  255. Death Is No Bad Friend: Two Weeks Left!
  256. Death Is No Bad Friend: Trailer
  257. Death Is No Bad Friend: A Letter by Robert Louis Stevenson
  258. Death Is No Bad Friend: Postcards!
  259. Reblog: Pride of Place
  260. Death Is No Bad Friend: 10 Days Left! And Thank You!
  261. Plans for Smudge Comics Arts Expo 2014
  262. Death Is No Bad Friend: Special Limited-Run Zine
  263. Death Is No Bad Friend: Costume Ideas
  264. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea on Blake House
  265. Death Is No Bad Friend: 5 Days Left!
  266. Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With G. E. Gallas, Washington City Paper
  267. Death Is No Bad Friend: 3 Days Left!
  268. Death Is No Bad Friend: Props
  269. Death Is No Bad Friend: 2 Days Left!
  270. Death Is No Bad Friend: 1 Day Left!
  271. Death Is No Bad Friend: Thank You!
  272. Experience of Smudge Comics Arts Expo 2014
  273. Death Is No Bad Friend: NEW CAMPAIGN!
  274. Death Is No Bad Friend: Possible Filming Locations
  275. Artist Trading Cards 1-5
  276. Artist Trading Cards 6-10
  277. Artist Trading Cards 11-15
  278. Artist Trading Cards 16-20
  279. Artist Trading Cards 21-25
  280. March 2014 Update
  281. Death Is No Bad Friend: Twitter Shout Out Day!
  282. The Poet and the Flea Market: New Reduced Prices!
  283. Death Is No Bad Friend: Support Our Film and Help Us Spread The Word!
  284. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 1
  285. Scared Stiff: Acrophobia, Fear of Heights
  286. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 2
  287. Scared Stiff: Agoraphobia, Fear of Public or Open Spaces
  288. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 3
  289. Scared Stiff: Ailurophobia: Fear of Cats
  290. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 4
  291. Check Out My New Homepage: gegallas.com!
  292. Scared Stiff: Aquaphobia: Fear of Water
  293. Interview about Death Is No Bad Friend by Simon Ball for The Spooky Isles
  294. Scared Stiff: Arachnophobia: Fear of Spiders
  295. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 5
  296. Art Feature: The First Reich on Storyacious.com
  297. Scared Stiff: Astraphobia: Fear of Thunderstorms
  298. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 6
  299. Scared Stiff: Ataxophobia: Fear of Disorder
  300. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 7
  301. Scared Stiff: Aviophobia: Fear of Flying
  302. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 8
  303. Reblog: I, Your Brother by O. Webb
  304. Scared Stiff: Botanophobia: Fear of Plants
  305. Reblog: The Flea is on the “Lamb”!
  306. Scared Stiff: Chiroptophobia: Fear of Bats
  307. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 9
  308. Celebrating 300 Posts!
  309. Scared Stiff: Claustrophobia: Fear of Confined Spaces
  310. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 10
  311. Growing Up Zine Seeks Submissions!
  312. Are You A Writer/Blogger Who Loves Robert Louis Stevenson? Want To Help Our Short Film Get Funding?
  313. Scared Stiff: Coulrophobia: Fear of Clowns
  314. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 11
  315. Scared Stiff: Cynophobia: Fear of Dogs
  316. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 12
  317. Reblog: “Death Is No Bad Friend” — short film
  318. Scared Stiff: Dentophobia: Fear of Dentists
  319. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 13
  320. Scared Stiff: Didaskaleinophobia: Fear of School
  321. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 14
  322. Plans for DC Zinefest 2014
  323. NYC Adventure: Day 1 & 2
  324. Scared Stiff: Entomophobia: Fear of Insects
  325. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 15
  326. NYC Adventure: Day 3 & 4
  327. Scared Stiff: Equinophobia: Fear of Horses
  328. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 16
  329. Reblog: DC Zine Fest by Meagan Healy
  330. Reblog: Tons of Zine Reviews by Robert Mitchell Jr.
  331. Scared Stiff: Gephyrophobia: Fear of Crossing Bridges
  332. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 17
  333. Experience of DC Zinefest 2014
  334. Scared Stiff: Hemophobia: Fear of Blood
  335. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 18
  336. Plans for SPX 2014
  337. Scared Stiff: Kakorraphiaphobia: Fear of Failure
  338. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 19
  339. Reblog: The Flea remains on the “Lamb”!
  340. Scared Stiff: Kinemortophobia: Fear of Zombies
  341. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 20
  342. Scared Stiff: Koumpounophobia: Fear of Buttons
  343. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 21
  344. Experience of SPX 2014
  345. Experience of Jack White Live at Merriweather Post Pavillion (September 14, 2014)
  346. Scared Stiff: Musophobia: Fear of Mice or Rats
  347. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 22
  348. Paul Roth’s People of SPX 2014: Interview with G. E. Gallas
  349. Scared Stiff: Mysophobia: Fear of Germs
  350. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 23
  351. Vancouver/Alaska September 2014: Days 1-2
  352. Reblog: The Flea is on his way…
  353. Scared Stiff: Neophobia: Fear of New Things or Experiences
  354. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 24
  355. Vancouver/Alaska September 2014: Days 3-5
  356. The Poet and the Flea Market: End of the Year Special!
  357. Birthday Weekend in NYC, 2014
  358. Scared Stiff: Nomopohbia: Fear of Being Out of Mobile Phone Contact
  359. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 25
  360. Vancouver/Alaska September 2014: Day 6
  361. A Raven Above Press’s “Welsh in the Old West” Project
  362. Scared Stiff: Nosocomephobia: Fear of Hospitals
  363. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 26
  364. Vancouver/Alaska September 2014: Days 7-9
  365. Scared Stiff: Nyctophobia: Fear of Darkness
  366. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 27
  367. Vancouver/Alaska September 2014: Day 10
  368. Brief Update (November 17th, 2014)
  369. Scared Stiff: Obesophobia: Fear of Becoming Fat
  370. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 28
  371. Vancouver/Alaska September 2014: Compilation
  372. New Beautiful Fan Art of “The Poet and the Flea”!
  373. Scared Stiff: Ophidiophobia: Fear of Snakes
  374. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 29
  375. Reblog: Happy 257th Birthday, Mr. William Blake!
  376. Scared Stiff: Ornithophobia: Fear of Birds
  377. Reblog: The Poet and the Flea: Page 30
  378. Baltimore November 2014
  379. New Year’s Resolutions 2014: End-of-the-Year Evaluation!
  380. Scared Stiff: Parasitophobia: Fear of Parasites
  381. Work in Progress: Elias Morris
  382. More New Beautiful Fan Art of “The Poet and the Flea”!
  383. Scared Stiff: Pediophobia: Fear of Dolls
  384. New Year’s Resolutions 2015
  385. Yale December 2014
  386. Scared Stiff: Phobophobia: Fear of Phobias
  387. Our Hatchfund Campaign for Short Film “Death Is No Bad Friend” About Robert Louis Stevenson
  388. Yale December 2014: Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery
  389. Scared Stiff: Pogonophobia: Fear of Beards
  390. Reblog: Inspired by Blake: “William Blake: Master of the Graphic Novel”
  391. Scared Stiff: Pyrophobia: Fear of Fire
  392. Death Is No Bad Friend: Costumes
  393. Scared Stiff: Radiophobia: Fear of Radiation
  394. Work in Progress: Strange But True (Part 1)
  395. Reblog: The Flea is on a little adventure…
  396. Death Is No Bad Friend: Scouting Locations, Falkirk Cultural Center
  397. Portfolio, 2015
  398. Scared Stiff: Selachophobia: Fear of Sharks
  399. Death Is No Bad Friend: Scouting Locations, The Queen Anne Hotel
  400. Death Is No Bad Friend: Scouting Locations in San Francisco 2014
  401. Scared Stiff: Sinistrophobia: Fear of Left-Handedness
  402. Yale January 2015
  403. Death Is No Bad Friend: Scouting Locations, Edgehill Mansion
  404. Scared Stiff: Social Phobia: Social Anxiety Disorder
  405. Celebrating 400 Posts!

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I, Your Brother

gegallas:

Check out my amazing friend O. Webb’s poem on the Eunoia Review! Congratulations, O.!!!

Originally posted on Eunoia Review:

On a damp day you left for Dublin
while I tended our family’s farm.
“You can come visit,” you said and promised
countless phone calls for your younger brother,
whose cupped lips cried, “Kate, you’ll get famous!”
as your bus rolled from our boarded-up town.

Scrubbed blood lined the limestone of your new town
as you wove through this world of dear Dublin
where machine guns forged faces infamous.
From a phone booth you dialed the farm
and choked up at the sound of your brother.
“No, I won’t tell Ma or Da,” I promised.

For a time you told truth to your brother
until fresh friends swept you into their town.
You sang at a pub. “For now,” you promised
while your soul re-pinned to fit in Dublin.
Though my sweat salted our family farm
I wished that I could help you get famous.

You saw U2 before they…

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Art Feature: The First Reich on Storyacious.com

Related Post: Conversations: Screenwriter, Graphic Novelist, Illustrator — G. E. Gallas on Storyacious.com.

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I was recently interviewed by Storyacious Editor Jenny Bhatt about graphic novel The First Reich, written by Shannon Brady and illustrated by me about the Jewish-Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. The article features a sneak peak of three full pages of the graphic novel! Check out the article here:

storyacious.com/art-feature-first-reich

Enjoy!!!

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Work in Progress: Saint Tewdrig Watercolors

Related Posts: A Raven Above Press’s Welsh Saints Project and Work in Progress: Saint Tewdrig.

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I’ve completed my illustration of Saint Tewdrig for A Raven Above Press’s Age of Saints: An Illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales by Peter Anthony Freeman. I can’t share the final version with you yet, but I thought I’d give you all an idea of the color palette. I’m so excited to see the completed book, which I believe is scheduled to be released this coming March! :D

Tewdrig 1

Tewdrig 2

Tewdrig 3

Tewdrig 4

Tewdrig 5

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Preview: The First Reich Zine

Originally posted on The First Reich:

Related Posts: “The First Reich”: Behind the Scenes (Part 1) and “The First Reich”: Behind the Scenes (Part 2).

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The First Reich zine is a preview of the first 10 pages of the graphic novel. We will be selling the zine at APE (October 12-13) and after that on online at thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com! :) 

NEW 13

NEW 12

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“The First Reich”: Behind the Scenes (Part 2)

Related Post: “The First Reich”: Behind the Scenes (Part 1).

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I am very excited to announce that the first 10 pages of The First Reich — a graphic novel written by Shannon Brady and illustrated by me — are now complete. And that I will be selling a zine of these pages at APE (October 12-13) and after that on my online store thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com!!!

The First Reich is a biographical account of the Jewish-Austrian psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, and deals thoughtfully with a number of subjects including the history of psychology, World War II, Nazism, Communism, McCarthyism, and beyond.

You can learn more about this project here: thefirstreich.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/note-from-shannon-brady-author.

Here are some snapshots from the completed pages…

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NEW 10

NEW 09

NEW 08

NEW 07

NEW 06

NEW 05

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Attack on Titan: Analogy to World War II

Okay, I just had to get this off my chest…

The Japanese manga and anime series Attack on Titan made absolutely zero sense to me until I realized it is an unmistakable analogy to World War II.

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All over the internet, I kept seeing disturbing images of a giant human with no skin. I’m not particularly squeamish about violence in the media — most horror movies drive me into a fit of hysterical laughter. Plus, I’m generally fascinated by the macabre.  But certain things just get to me. Like the part in the brilliant Pan’s Labyrinth when Captain Vidal’s face is mutilated and he sews it back together (though I adore the Pale Man). Or in Boardwalk Empire (one of my favorite shows) when Richard Harrow (one of my favorite characters) scalps another character without hesitation.  And this giant skinless human is no different — sending shivers down my spine!

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Image from Attack on Titan
Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

I soon discovered that this giant skinless human is from a series called Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyoujin). When I first became interested in Japan around middle school, I used to watch a lot of anime. But I tend towards live-action series or movies nowadays (a wonderful tool for practicing my language skills). I do find the occasional anime series like the amazing Gankutsuou (巌窟王): The Count of Monte Cristo (which is actually the most faithful adaptation of Dumas’s masterwork) and the gripping Monster (モンスター) (scheduled to be adapted into live-action for HBO by Guillermo del Toro). In other words, I’m usually extremely picky about my anime. But, after being utterly confused by the Attack on Titan Wikipedia summary, I decided to give the series a try out of pure morbid curiosity.

So, I’ve been working my way through the episodes on Hulu. It might be a bit melodramatic at times and the so-called “Vertical Maneuvering Equipment” that allows the characters to leap around is pretty implausible. But it has a relatively well-constructed plot line and decent character development. The main characters Eren and Mikasa have particularly tragic yet compelling backstories. But I couldn’t help a strange feeling of déjà vu

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A page from Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa
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And then it hit me! I realized that certain elements of Attack on Titan bear a striking resemblance to the renowned manga Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン, Hadashi no Gen), about the bombing of Hiroshima and its survivors.

For instance: In Attack on Titan, Eren and Mikasa attempt to free Eren’s mother from underneath their collapsed house. But Eren’s mother begs them to save themselves. Eren and Mikasa, with the help of a city guard names Hannes, flee from danger as Eren’s mother is killed and eaten by a titan. This directly parallels Barefoot Gen. After the atom bomb drops on Hiroshima, Gen and his mother Kimie discover Gen’s father Daikichi and Gen’s siblings trapped underneath their collapsed house. Gen and Kimie attempt to free the rest of the family before they are consumed by the fire that has broken out all across the city. But Daikichi begs them to save themselves. Gen and Kimie are forced to flee from danger.

This parallel leads me to believe that the humanoid titans may have been inspired by the victims of the atom bombs. In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, many victim’s skin melted off or hung from their bodies in tatters. These victims must have been in excruciating pain and are depicted moving very slowly and blindly, almost like zombies. Although the titans are not meant to be sympathized with (at least not yet) as one would sympathize with the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, their movements are very similar. In this context, the one skinless titan makes so much more sense to me. I really won’t be surprised if the series reveals that the titans are resulted from a human scientific experiment gone wrong and that we are indeed meant to sympathize with them.

Attack on Titan‘s analogy to World War II does not stop with the atom bombs. The series often explores themes related to militarism, group mentality, and self-sacrfice — topics often associated with Japan during World War II as well as World War II across the board.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Perhaps I’ll post more correlations between Attack on Titan and Barefoot Gen as I continue watching!

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