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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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DC Zine Fest

gegallas:

Many thanks to Meagan Healy for this post! It’s incredibly exciting to see my new “The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog” print and The Poet and the Flea postcard in her photograph. :)

Originally posted on Meagan Healy:

photo (3)I went to the DC Zine Fest for the first time, yesterday.

Impressions: Very creative, very personal, very feminist-friendly, punk rock and… and guy-feminists, too! I saw the word ‘herstory’ a couple of times.

Significantly more activist-oriented than anticipated. More punk than anticipated…

There was work addressing all kinds of issues. I was a little overwhelmed, so I gravitated away from the angry ones or the ones collecting stories about folks living with mental illnesses (for example) and instead looked at the art and literature (and travel) zines.

I wish I hadn’t wandered away from the others because what is more beautiful than raw, real expression of one’s self and one’s ideas or collections of such? My goal for next time will to be a bit focused and look at them all.

Bought zines exploring adulthood, moving to a new city (Philadelphia), and traveling to Winchester, VA and the rest…

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New Year’s Resolutions 2014

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

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2014

This may be a few weeks early, but I’m getting the ball rolling…!

  1. Fund and film my first short, Death Is No Bad Friend.  This is a ginormous endeavor and I’ve already put so much time and energy into it. Our trailer turned out beautifully and I’m both nervous and excited to launch our Indiegogo campaign mid-January (if everything goes as planned). For more information, please visit and follow Siren’s Gaze Productions at sirensgazeproductions.wordpress.com.
  2. Finish the script for The Poet and the Flea. Check out my plan here: Happy 256th Birthday, Mr. William Blake!
  3. Work on the next 10 illustrated pages of The Poet and the Flea. I’ve decided to dedicate December to this goal! I’ve been working on pages 31 through 40 for the past week or so, and have made much progress. I’m almost done outlining everything in ink and will begin with greyscale markers very soon. If everything goes well, I may even start on pages 41 through 50 this month!
  4. Work on the next 10 illustrated pages of The First Reich. I’m hoping to work on pages 11 through 20 in January. :)
  5. Find a publisher and/or agent to represent my work. How? Well, I’ve tried inquiry letters and I’ll continue down that path. But I also want to attend some major book fairs so that I can meet publishers and agents in person and chat with them. We’ll see how this goes!
  6. Get settled in Washington, D.C. Meaning I’d like to reconnect with old friends and make new ones too. Also, I’d like to network with D.C. filmmakers and try to get involved in local filmmaking. This past Wednesday, I met with two filmmakers — Steve and Kate — to discuss a collaborative stop motion animation short film. I’m excited to see how this project shapes up and will post more information about it soon!
  7. Attend some more film festivals. My wonderful time in Cannes has motivated me to expand my experience of film festivals. I hope to attend some local D.C. film festivals as well as perhaps some bigger ones like Tribeca or maybe even Telluride. I also plan on looking into the Creative Minds program in Toronto (though I probably won’t have the money for that).
  8. Get a decent part-time job and earn a little money. This has been a real struggle for me — getting paid versus doing something I love. I really don’t want to settle for a job that has nothing to do with my interests. But everything to do with my interests are unpaid or not enough to make ends meet. We’ll see…
  9. Perhaps invest in some film equipment and/or filmmaking software. I need to do more research in this realm, but I’m interested in learning more about Final Cut Pro, Dragonframe, and other film/animation software.
  10. Very long-term goal: Move to Brooklyn! I do miss New York City and feel that it’s the best place for me as a filmmaker. I’m hoping to start building up a nest egg so that I can eventually move! :D

This is a very challenging set of New Year’s Resolutions, but you never know until you try! :D

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

Related Post: New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone? and New Year’s Resolutions: Mid-Year Evaluation!

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2013

Once again, I’ve revisited my 2013 New Year’s Resolutions — and I think I’ve done a pretty good job! Some goals didn’t work out and other I’m still working on. But, all in all, I feel that I’ve accomplished a lot this year. :)

Coming Soon: New Year’s Resolutions 2014!!!

In the meantime, here’s the breakdown…

Goals for 2013

  1. Complete materials for Elias & The City of Cats (hopefully before the end of January) and send out to publishers. I completed the materials for Elias & The City of Cats early April. The book hasn’t been picked up by a publisher yet, but I’m glad for the experience. In June, I was hired by Zest Books for a number of freelance illustrations and Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know about 50 Famous Phobias featuring 50+ of my illustrations will be released this coming February. :D When I get the chance, I’m hoping to write a children’s book myself entitled The Flatulent Earl. And, of course, I’d love to continue illustrating other writer’s work!
  2. Finish first 10 pages of The First Reich and get them up online. I completed the cover and first 10 pages of The First Reich in October and am excited to continue on to the next 10 pages. A preview zine of the completed pages is available on my online store The Poet and the Flea Market at thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com/products/3203094-the-first-reich-zine.
  3. Begin working with Masa and Gabe on full-length screenplay collaboration The Blanks (working title), to be finished before June 2013. This project really didn’t go anywhere. But, in the meantime, I’ve helped a few other screenwriters edit/fix their screenplays. So that was an accomplishment!
  4. Send out query letters about my completed full-length screenplays to production companies. I’ve sent out a number of query letters to publishers, agents, etc. about both my screenplays and graphic novels. No success yet, but I just gotta keep trying!!! Next year, I’m hoping to attend some big book fairs in order to scope out and talk to publishers and agents. We’ll see how this goes!
  5. Finish the script for The Poet and the Fleahopefully somewhere between 60 – 75 pages. This is still a really important goal! And I am making progress one step at a time. For more details, please see my post Happy 256th Birthday, Mr. William Blake!
  6. Work on my first zine (possibly a tie in with The Flea) and self-print it. I have succeeded in creating and self-publishing a number of zines this year — “Smithereens,” “The Ink Drinker,” and previews of both The Poet and the Flea and The First Reich. I’ve really enjoyed learning how to self-bind these little books. :) Furthermore, I’ve exhibited these at the SF Zine Fest, SPX, and APE. So I feel very accomplished in this arena. You can check out all my zines and other merchandise at The Poet and the Flea Market (thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com).
  7. Open up a Storenvy account to sell zines and other merchandise (prints, t-shirts, etc.). Done and done!!! The Poet and the Flea Market (thepoetandtheflea.storenvy.com).
  8. Work on the next 10 illustrated pages of The Poet and the FleaThen the next 10, and so on and so forth!! This goal is currently in progress! :)
  9. Find a reliable and talented director and/or producer to turn one of my short scripts into a short film. Then enter the short film into a number of festivals. I have a whole cast and crew lined up to help me transform my short script Death Is No Bad Friend into a short film! Currently, we are hoping to launch our Indiegogo campaign January/February 2014 and, if we get funded, film around June/July. This is an extremely challenging project for me and I hope you all will support our efforts! For more information, please visit Siren’s Gaze Productions (sirensgazeproductions.wordpress.com).
  10. Finally get an official internship, fellowship, and/or job in a field of interest. January through April, I worked as an intern at Zest Books.  In May, I went to the Cannes International Film Festival through the American Pavilion Film Program. I earned a little money and lots of experience illustrating Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know about 50 Famous Phobias. Now, I’m about to start work on a collaborative stop motion animation project. The busy bee never rests!

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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas


Internship at Zest Books!

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Disclaimer: I do not own this image!!

Only January, and I can already check #10 off my New Year’s resolutions list (New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone?). I have finally gotten an official internship in a field of my interest. :)

At the end of the month, I will start working at Zest Books, a publishing company focused on readers in their teens and early twenties!

Last week, I had an interview with Ann (Marketing and Editorial Associate) and was hired for the internship on the spot. It’s a small office in a really cool building/neighborhood and, on first impression, extremely friendly staff.

For this internship, I really feel like I’ll be able to utilize a number of my skills (writing, editing, social media, Japanese language & culture, etc.). I might also have an opportunity to do some freelance illustration work for them as well, which would be absolutely amazing! Plus, the internship is only a couple days a week, so I’ll still have ample time to continue my independent projects like The Poet and the Flea. Most of all, I’m excited to learn everything I possibly can about the business side of publishing!!

One really cool aspect of Zest Books is their Teen Advisory Board. They have a number of teen readers who work as interns and help the publishers figure out what kind of books teens would like to read/see published. According to Ann, the current Teen Advisory Board is really into anime/manga and Doctor Who — so I think I’ll get along with these kids just fine! :D

Zest focuses on non-fiction titles, from memoirs to how-to books. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been really looking into their titles and have found a number of books that pique my interest. I’ve complied a list of my favorites below, so check them out!

  1. Super Pop
  2. Dear Teen Me
  3. Dead Strange
  4. The End
  5. The Look Book
  6. Reel Culture
  7. The Dictionary of High School B.S.
  8. Uncool
  9. Indie Girl
  10. Crap

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to starting this internship and will share my learning experience with all of you. Wish me luck!!

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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas


New Year’s Resolutions, Anyone?

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2012, My First Year in San Francisco!

I don’t usually do this “New Year’s resolution” thing. But I have so many short-term and long-term goals, I thought this would be a good way to organize my brain.

I’m not sure exactly how long it will take to complete this goal list, but I’m hoping to accomplish a good chunk within the coming months.

But, before that, I’d also like to make a list of my recent accomplishments. Often, I feel like nothing is moving forward, so hopefully this list will remind me that my hard work is paying off.

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Achievements of 2012

  1. Have been working incredibly hard on my new online graphic novel The Poet and the Flea.
  2. Have taken part in some wonderful collaborations and look forward to continuing/completing them: The First Reich and Elias & The City of Cats.
  3. Entered several screenplays into a variety of competitions and have received a great deal of positive feedback (see résumé).
  4. Nominated for a number of blog awards — Reader Appreciation Award, Very Inspiring Blogger Award (twice), Blog of the Year 2012 Award, Liebster Award, and Beautiful Blogger Award.
  5. Accepted into The American Pavilion 2013 Cannes Film Program!!!
  6. Plus, I now have an awesome boyfriend. (◕‿◕✿) 

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Goals for 2013

  1. Complete materials for Elias & The City of Cats (hopefully before the end of January) and send out to publishers.
  2. Finish first 10 pages of The First Reich and get them up online.
  3. Begin working with Masa and Gabe on full-length screenplay collaboration The Blanks (working title), to be finished before June 2013.
  4. Send out inquiry letters about my completed full-length screenplays to production companies.
  5. Finish the script for The Poet and the Fleahopefully somewhere between 60 – 75 pages.
  6. Work on my first zine (possibly a tie in with The Flea) and self-print it.
  7. Open up a Storenvy account to sell zines and other merchandise (prints, t-shirts, etc.).
  8. Work on the next 10 illustrated pages of The Poet and the FleaThen the next 10, and so on and so forth!!
  9. Find a reliable and talented director and/or producer to turn one of my short scripts into a short film. Then enter the short film into a number of festivals.
  10. Finally get an official internship, fellowship, and/or job in a field of interest.

Wish me luck!!

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Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas


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