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Celebrating 400 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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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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New Year’s Resolutions 2014: End-of-the-Year Evaluation!

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

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  1. Fund and film my first short, Death Is No Bad FriendI have come very far with this resolution, but I’m still working incredibly hard to see it through to the end! Through Indiegogo, we raised about $3,000 — which is a wonderful start. For months, director Mary Lachapelle and I have been putting together a proposal in order to apply to a number of grants to fund the rest. Although we didn’t receive any money, we made it to the top 20 of the Roy W. Dean Grant, which means we must be headed in the right direction. :) We are currently on Creative District (creativedistrict.com/project/5448), where we could potentially be awarded $5,000. As we continue to apply to grants, we have started working with our cinematographer Jacqueline Lehr on developing our visual approach and aesthetic for the film. We plan on launching another crowdfunding campaign early next year. For more information, please visit sirensgazeproductions.weebly.com.
  2. Finish the script for The Poet and the Flea. As of June 10th, I finally finished the script for all three volumes of The Poet and the Flea!
  3. Work on the next 10 illustrated pages of The Poet and the Flea. In January, I finished illustrating pages 31 through 40 of The Poet and the Flea! As of this month, I have finished inking pages 41 through 60 and have begun shading those pages as well. Furthermore, I have started penciling pages 61 through 73 and hope to finish volume one (95 pages) before July 2015.
  4. Work on the next 10 illustrated pages of The First Reich. A number of months ago, I was able to work on illustrating pages 11 through 25 of The First Reich. I really didn’t get to do as much as I had wanted to for Reich this year. Next year, I really want to get back to work on this amazing project!
  5. Find a publisher and/or agent to represent my work. I’ve had a very tough time trying to find an agent to represent my work. :( So early next year, I plan to submit The Poet and the Flea directly to publishers. If this doesn’t work out, I’d like to self-publish volume one as the first book in my own publishing company, Radiant Pessimist Press (radiantpessimist.wordpress.com). I think I’ll use Kickstarter as a way for everyone to pre-order The Poet and the Flea: Volume One. Then, I’d like to premiere the first volume at SPX 2015!
  6. Get settled in Washington, D.C. I think I’m finally getting a bit used to being back in the D.C. area. I’ve been trying very hard to make new friends and keep up with old ones. I have a wonderful new boyfriend who I’ve been going out with since August. I feel like I met many amazing people through DC Zinefest and SPX. I’d like to keep working on this one…
  7. Attend some more film festivals. I haven’t had any time to do this yet, but I figure if we complete Death Is No Bad Friend and enter it into a number of festivals/competitions as we’ve planned, I’ll be able to go then. :D
  8. Get a decent part-time job and earn a little money. Although I haven’t gotten a steady part-time job, I’m excited to have earned a little bit of money doing what I love this year. I’ve sold more work through my online store and various alternative press conventions than I anticipated. I’ve had a few small freelance projects here and there. I was just hired for a somewhat big freelance job this month, which I am very excited about! It also seems I might have a few more freelance projects on the horizon. Baby steps!!
  9. Perhaps invest in some film equipment and/or filmmaking software. I’ve looked into this a bit, but I haven’t invested in anything yet. This is definitely on the back burner for now, but I’ll keep it in mind.
  10. Very long-term goal: Move to Brooklyn! I’ve been working on this, but it’s still a very long-term goal. However, I might be back in NYC for a while if I get into one of two summer publishing programs I plan on applying for. We’ll see how it goes…!

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Copyright 2014 by G. E. Gallas


Birthday Weekend in NYC, 2014

Related Posts: Vancouver/Alaska September 2014: Days 1-2 and Vancouver/Alaska September 2014: Days 3-5.

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OCTOBER 17th THROUGH 19th!

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Since my dad had some free hotel nights, my parents, sister, and I visited New York to celebrate my mom’s birthday and mine!

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Havana Central: We were all starving by the time we got to Havana Central, so the food tasted especially good. I’ve been to this restaurant once before and it has such a great ambiance — now it feels like being on the set of Boardwalk Empire season 5! Plus, since it was an off time, it wasn’t as noisy as it can be.

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Some sights from Bryant Park:

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch: This was my official birthday present! I’ve loved Hedwig ever since I saw the movie in 2001. We were only a few rows back, dead center, just far enough away to avoid being spit on. Michael C. Hall was absolutely incredible in the role and Lena Hall was perfect as Yitzhak. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience!

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“New York, New York, a helluva town!”

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The Morgan Library:

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Fig and Olive:

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MoMA:

These were two truly inspiring exhibits! If you have a chance to visit NYC before March, I would seriously encourage you to go. :D

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Blue Fin: One of my family’s favorite NYC restaurants — we always seem to go here on family trips. They have the most amazing sushi!

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Another amazing Broadway show. I read the book when it first came out, and they did a fabulous job translating the book to stage. :)

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The Poet and the Flea Market: End of the Year Special!

Related Posts: Grand Opening: The Poet and the Flea Market! and Plans for SPX 2014.

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Admittedly, I don’t make very many sales on my online store The Poet and the Flea Market, so I get very excited when I do! The best part is sending my work all over the world — UK, Australia, Sweden, Czech Republic…

Right now, I’m trying to finish the first volume (95 pages) of The Poet and the Flea and could use a little extra cash to pay for various supplies including ink refills, replacement nibs, and Bristol board. So I’ve decided to create a special end of the year deal on The Poet and the Flea Market to encourage everyone to order now!

Buy any one or more items on The Poet and the Flea Market (thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com) starting today (October 24th, 2014) to the end of 2014 (December 31st, 2014), receive one POET OVAL BUTTON (see image below) as a FREE GIFT (while supplies last)!!!

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Furthermore, buy any one or more items on The Poet and the Flea Market (thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com) on November 28th — William Blake’s birthday — and receive (in addition to the button) one 5-by-7-inch, full-color ART PRINT as a FREE GIFT (just remember to indicate the name of the print under “Instructions to merchant,” otherwise you’ll receive a random one)!!!

Fox Dog Zine Color

5″ x 7″ Print: “The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog”

Dreamer Death

5″ x 7″ Print: “Death and the Dreamer”

 5" x 7" Print: "To Generalize is to be an Idiot" ($2)

5″ x 7″ Print: “To Generalize is to be an Idiot”

Thank you very much for your support and I look forward to filling your orders!!!

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Paul Roth’s People of SPX 2014: Interview with G. E. Gallas

Related Posts: Plans for SPX 2014 and Experience of SPX 2014.

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As promised, here is the interview Paul Roth did of me at this year’s SPX (Small Press Expo). Click the link below. Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/xQSj4L_8INw

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Experience of SPX 2014

Related Posts: Experience of SPX 2013 and Plans for SPX 2014.

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I had a wonderful time at SPX 2014, my second time attending and exhibiting at this event (which happens to take place in the very same room of my high school prom — surreal!). I was able to reconnect with a few artists I met last year, discover some really amazing artists I haven’t encountered before, and finally meet a few artists I’ve come to know online in person.

Many thanks to Paul Roth, who interviewed me for his YouTube channel!

Also, many thanks to The Library of Congress (www.loc.gov) for adding The Poet and the Flea zine to the Small Press Expo Collection at The Library of Congress! For more information, please visit spxpo.com/about/loc.

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The first time I was exposed to Charles Burns’s work was through Mark Morris’s The Hard Nut, which I used to watch over and over again on a VHS recording as a kid. Years later, I revisited The Hard Nut and consequently really got into Burns’s Black Hole. I was ecstatic to hear the Burns would be at SPX! To my absolute surprise, I was first in line. Not only did I get his autograph and chat with him, but he seemed excited to receive a copy of The Poet and the Flea preview zine. :)

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I’ve been following Noah Van Sciver for a few years now and really admire his unique style and use of historical characters and events. I actually picked up A City of Whisky & Fire and The Death of Elijah Lovejoy at Forbidden Planet during my last trip to New York, but brought them with me to get his autograph. I also picked up a copy of his new zine Slow Graffiti which has some interesting, more contemporary stories. It was wonderful meeting Noah and I hope to see him again next year!

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I was so excited to finally me Ryan Thompson in person!!! I’ve admired his work (Comics I Admire: “Frolic”) for a few years now and was excited to receive his zine Esper’s Toxin. He and his girlfriend were really sweet and I can’t wait for him to reboot Frolic! :D

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After meeting Santi at DC Zinefest in August, I wanted to get my hands on a copy of the full collection of Lunatic Tales, inspired by old-fashioned cartoons. Through Twitter, I asked Santi to bring one to SPX for me and was ready to pay the full $10 for it, but he gave it to be for free! (I insisted he take a few of my art prints, so I didn’t feel guilty.) I can’t wait to have a moment to sit down and really enjoy this awesome series.

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I met Anuj Shrestha at last year’s SPX, immediately fell in love with his series Genus, and bought volumes 1 through 3. So I just had to get my hands on volume 4 this year. The story reminds me a bit of The Matrix for some reason, but with a floral twist. I was very excited that he remembered me and we had a fun and hilarious chat!

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R. Bensen seemed so incredibly excited to pick up a copy of The Poet and the Flea zine, I just had to return the favor. And I’m so glad I did! His work has many biblical themes, but with a wonderful splash of whimsy and mischief. I particularly like The Garden of Earthy Delight, which the artist said was his most accomplished work. Another artist I hope to see next year!

  • The Garden of Earthly Delight and My Biblical Daydreams #1 by R. Bensen; Spitting Out the Demons by David Hanks and R. Bensen: mybiblicaldaydreams.tumblr.com.

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I was very surprised to see Josceline Fenton at SPX — she traveled all the way from the UK just for this two-day expo! I’ve been following her whimsical webcomic Hemlock for some time now. I was actually a bit nervous to talk to her, but she was so incredibly friendly. She even gave me a free art print (above), which I hope to frame. :D

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I just happened to stumble across this little gem that features adorable Jane Austen-esque spiders in empire-waist dresses who accidentally eat their suitors. So charming and clever! I wish there was a whole series!

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This is a funny little comic I was given by one of its artists (I’m not sure if it was Alex or Raynato). He was a nice guy and the zine has a cute, little concept that reminds me a bit of Courage the Cowardly Dog and Nodame Cantabile for reasons I can’t quite explain.

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These are the zines of my SPX table neighbors Carlos and Bryan! I had a lot of fun chatting with them throughout the expo and I can’t wait to sit down and take a closer look at their work. I’m especially amused by the way in which Bryan draws Carlos — it looks just like him!!

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