Announcement: The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1) in John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller’s Catalogue

Related Posts: Opening: The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1) at The William Blake Gallery, San Francisco.

My graphic novel The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1) about the poet-painter William Blake is now listed in John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller’s catalogue. John Windle runs The William Blake Gallery in San Francisco, the largest gallery dedicated to the poet-painter. They have been carrying copies of my graphic novel since their opening in October 2016.

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Now on WomenWhoDraw.com

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I am now listed on Women Who Draw!!

“Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work. It was created by a group of women artists in an effort to increase the visibility of female illustrators, with an emphasis on female illustrators of color, LBTQ+, and other minority groups of female illustrators.” For more information, please visit womenwhodraw.com.

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Patreon Overview

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EARLY BIRD REWARDS

  • Patrons #1-3 will receive a Hello Blob zine and a The Poet and the Flea postcard (please provide shipping address)!
  • Patrons #4-18 will receive a The Plague and Doctor Caim art print and a The Poet and the Flea postcard (please provide shipping address)!
  • Patrons #19-50 will receive a Hello Blob computer wallpaper!

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I am a writer and illustrator best known for my graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about the poet-painter William Blake and for my illustrations in Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta (Zest Books).

Fall 2015, I finished illustrating volume one of The Poet and the Flea and ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to self-publish and print it. Now, I am working on volumes two and three.

I am also working on another graphic novel called The Plague and Doctor Caim about a 17th-Century plague doctor. Moreover, I have a number of future graphic novels in the works as well as illustrated zines, freelance projects, and other creative projects of various shapes and sizes.

By becoming a patron, you are supporting my work as a writer and illustrator. I hope that my patrons will help me eventually become a full-time writer and illustrator.

Patrons will gain access to special never-before-seen content that won’t be posted anywhere else!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

  • SUNDAY: Sketchbook Sunday: weekly sketches.
  • MONDAY: Miscellaneous Monday: weekly miscellaneous illustrations/comics/other creative content.
  • TUESDAY: Thumbnail Tuesday: weekly thumbnail sketches of pages from graphic novel The Poet and the Flea.
  • WEDNESDAY: Work in Progress Wednesday: weekly images of works in progress.
  • THURSDAY: Hello Blob Thursday: weekly full-color illustrations of my original character Hello Blob.

This schedule may be subject to change, but it will always include my original creative content.

Pledge $1 and up: You will receive SKETCHBOOK SUNDAY.

Pledge $5 and up: You will receive SKETCHBOOK SUNDAY and MISCELLANEOUS MONDAY.

Pledge $10 and up: You will receive SKETCHBOOK SUNDAY, MISCELLANEOUS MONDAY, and THUMBNAIL TUESDAY.

Pledge $12 and up: You will receive SKETCHBOOK SUNDAY, MISCELLANEOUS MONDAY, THUMBNAIL TUESDAY, and WORK IN PROGRESS WEDNESDAY.

Pledge $15 and up: You will receive SKETCHBOOK SUNDAY, MISCELLANEOUS MONDAY, THUMBNAIL TUESDAY, WORK IN PROGRESS WEDNESDAY, and THE PLAGUE AND DOCTOR CAIM.

Thank you so much for your support!!

Best Regards,

G. E.

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Portfolio 2017

Illustration for Women Who Draw

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The Poet and the Flea: Ode to William Blake

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The Plague and Doctor Caim

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Last Dance of the Werewolf

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Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias (Zest Books)

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Do More Good. Better. (High Impact Press)

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Age of Saints: An Illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales (A Raven Above Press)

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Welsh in the Old West (A Raven Above Press)

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Members Only: Secret Societies, Sects, and Cults Exposed! (Zest Books)

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“Strange But True” (Magic Bullet, Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper)

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“Illustrated FML” (FMyLife)

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“Smithereens: Mammon’s Ring-Posy” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Hello Blob

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The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog

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“To Generalize is to be an Idiot.” –William Blake

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Death and the Dreamer

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A Selection of Artist Trading Cards

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The Gentleman Crow

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The Harlequin

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Magical Icons

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The Beetle Prince

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Current Projects 2017

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  1. The Plague and Doctor Caim Graphic Novel: The Script is complete. So far, I have finished 18 illustrated pages. I plan on working on more illustrated pages in the coming months.
  2. The Poet and the Flea (Volumes 2 and 3): Volume 1 is complete; the script for volumes two and three is complete; and the thumbnail drafts for all pages of volumes two and three are complete. In the near future, I would like to start working on the final illustrations for volume two.
  3. Hello Blob Project: I have been working on a project with about 60 doodles so far. My goal is to reach 100 doodles, color them in Photoshop, share them here and on Twitter, and maybe make a little full-color book of them.
  4. Picture Book: I have finished writing a full draft of the manuscript. I would also like to make some designs (characters, etc.) and illustrations to go along with it.
  5. Wolf-Related Graphic Novel: An original story very loosely based on some historical events. I am currently about halfway through writing the script.
  6. Opera-Related Graphic Novel: Based on a French opera. I have been doing research and comparing multiple librettos in French and English.
  7. Wild-West-Related Graphic Novel: Based on a historical figure. I have been doing research and have written a little bit of the script.
  8. The Ink Drinker: I have been gradually working on expanding my short story into a full-length novel.

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New Year’s Resolutions 2017

Revisiting New Year’s Resolutions 2016

I think I did a surprisingly good job this year………

  1. Send out Kickstarter rewards ASAP! I’ve more or less sent out all Kickstarter rewards for The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1). The only ones I haven’t sent out are to backers that never gave me their shipping address. I’ll have to try to contact those backers again.
  2. Work on illustrating The Poet and the Flea volumes 2 and 3. The script and thumbnail drafts for The Poet and the Flea volumes two and three are complete, so I feel like I’ve accomplished a good chunk this year. I haven’t started on final pages yet, but I’m hoping to do so in the near future. I’m also working on illustrating another graphic novel, The Plague and Doctor Caim as well as writing a few more graphic novel scripts.
  3. Get The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1) into bookstores. The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1) is now in Big Planet Comics in the DMV area and The William Blake Gallery in San Francisco. 🙂
  4. Work on wolf-related and/or opera-related graphic novel script. This year, I completed the script for The Plague and Doctor Caim, a 100-page graphic novel. I’m around halfway through writing the wolf-related graphic novel script. I’ve also been working on the opera-related graphic novel script, which is taking a lot of research and translation.
  5. Work on more illustrations for Hello Blob. I’ve been working on a somewhat big Hello Blob project only recently, a couple doodles every night.
  6. Work on Harajuku-related project. I’m putting this project on the back burner for now. This year, I also bought a bunch of blank Kokeshi dolls I’d like to paint as another (maybe Hello-Blob-related) project.
  7. Get back to work on graphic novel The First Reich. This project is definitely on the back burner for now.
  8. Exhibit at SPX 2016 and other alternative comic conventionsThis year, I exhibited at PIX (Pittsburgh Indie Comix Expo), Creator Con, DC Zinefest, SPX (Small Press Expo), and Richmond Zine Fest. I also did two art shows, ARTSHOW_15: Comix and Gallery 102: Series No. __. I’m looking forward to exhibiting at more conventions next year!
  9. Get a part-time job that has a creative component and is fun. The first 8 months of this year, I was a cake decorator — which was a somewhat creative job, but wasn’t that great. Now, I’m an after school art teacher, which is a million times more creative and fun!
  10. Possibly apply to some fellowships and/or programs. I did apply to a few different things this year, but to varying results. I think I was most successful with conventions and art shows.
  11. Continue practicing Japanese. I’m always trying to practice my Japanese. I didn’t practice as much as I wanted to, but it’s something I try to keep up.

New Year’s Resolutions 2017

  1. Work on illustrating The Poet and the Flea volumes 2 and 3. 
  2. Work on illustrating The Plague and Doctor Caim.
  3. Send queries to literary agents about The Plague and Doctor Caim.
  4. Work on wolf-related, opera-related, and/or Wild-West-related graphic novel scripts.
  5. Work on more illustrations for Hello Blob.
  6. Exhibit at SPX 2017, DC Zinefest, and other alternative comic conventions.
  7. Continue to work on my Patreon account (patreon.com/gegallas).
  8. Work on some more freelance illustration projects.
  9. Possibly put lots of work into a new illustration portfolio.
  10. Continue practicing Japanese.

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