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G. E. Gallas is a writer and illustrator best known for her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about the poet-painter William Blake.

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September 16th -17th, 2017: Will be exhibiting at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland.

July – August 2017: Will be raising funds via Kickstarter for new book Hello Blob.

July 15th, 2017: Will be exhibiting at DC Zinefest in Washington, D. C.

March 2017: The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1) is listed in John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller’s catalogue for their William Blake Gallery.

October 23rd, 2016: Launched a Patreon account: www.patreon.com/gegallas.

October 14th, 2016: The William Blake Gallery in San Francisco opens; the gallery carries The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1).

October 2016: The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1) is carried at Big Planet Comics.

September 30th – October 1st, 2016: Exhibited at Richmond Zine Fest in Richmond, Virginia.

September 19th – 30th, 2016: Exhibited zines Hello Blob and Smithereens at Series No. __, Gallery 102, The George Washington University.

September 17th – 18th, 2016: Exhibited at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland.

August 2016: Began working as a part-time art teacher for an after school program.

July 23rd, 2016: Exhibited at DC Zinefest in Washington, D. C.

May 21st, 2016: Exhibited original pages of The Poet and the Flea at ARTSHOW_15: Comix at Hole in the Sky Collective in Washington, D.C.

May 2016: Hired by Roaring Pictures as social media manager and graphic designer for documentary web series The Sandi Connection.

April 23rd, 2016: Exhibited at Creator Con (Festival of Innovation in Technology, Art, & Gaming) in Silver Spring, Maryland.

April 2nd, 2016: Exhibited at PIX (Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo).

October – December 2015: Successfully funded graphic novel The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1) via Kickstarter.

December 2nd, 2015: The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1) reviewed by Cody Tomler, Comic Converse.

November 18th, 2015: The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1) featured by Michael Edwards, Open Democracy.

November 11th, 2015: Interviewed by Allison O’Toole, Paper Droids.

October 24th, 2015: Interviewed by J. D. Boucher, Gothic Comics | G.E. Gallas Resurrects the Poet and the Flea

October 19th, 2015: Interviewed by Scott Reichert, Indigo Comics | WE LOVE YOUR WORK #3: G.E. GALLAS

October 13th, 2015: Interviewed by Lisa England, The Scrappy Storyteller | People Who Inspire Me: G. E. Gallas

October 2nd, 2015: The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1) reviewed by Elessar, Moar Powah.

October 2015: Welsh in the Old West by Lorin Morgan-Richards featuring an illustration of Elias Morris by G. E. Gallas will be released.

September 24th, 2015: The Poet and the Flea (Vol. 1)  reviewed by Drew, Music City Comics “A Poet, You Know It!”

September 19th – 20th, 2015: Exhibited at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland.

August 12th, 2015: Featured and interviewed by glommable (run by the staff of Touchstone Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster) | Glom-sclusive: GE Gallas.

June – July 2015: Attended the Summer Publishing Institute at New York University: School of Professional Studies.

May 27th – 29th, 2015: Attended and volunteered at BookExpo America at the Javits Center in New York City.

Spring 2015: Took “Publication Design with InDesign” course at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland.

February 2015: Spoke upon invitation to “Survey of English Literature II” at Germanna Virginia Community College.

January 2015: Contributed a blog post to the Inspired by Blake festival (inspiredbyblake.co.uk), in conjunction with Blackwell’s Bookshop and the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford. Contributed one-page comic “Strange But True” to Magic Bullet (Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper) #10.

December 11th, 2014: Spoke upon invitation to Wendall K. Harrington’s “Visual Storytelling” course at Yale University School of Drama.

November 2014: Hired to create over 60 illustrations for Do More Good. Better. by Steve Scheier.

October 2014: Created an illustration plan for Do More Good. Better. by Steve Scheier.

September 13th – 14th, 2014: Exhibited at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland. Interviewed by Paul Roth for People of SPX 2014.

August 9th, 2014: Exhibited at DC Zinefest in Washington, D. C.

May 15th, 2014: Interviewed by Jenny Bhatt for Storyacious.comArt Feature: The First Reich.

May 2014: Interviewed by Simon Ball for Spooky IslesDeath Is No Bad Friend.

March 8th, 2014: Exhibited at Smudge Comics Arts Expo in Arlington, Virginia.

March 7th, 2014: Interviewed by Mike Rhode for Washington City Paper | “Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With G. E. Gallas.”

March 3rd, 2014: An illustration from The Poet and the Flea has been featured in the new header of the Blake House: Goings-on at the Blake Quarterly blog!

March 1st, 2014: Age of Saints: An Illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales by Peter Anthony Freeman featuring an illustration of Saint Tewdrig by G. E. Gallas released.

February 28th, 2014: The Death Is No Bad Friend trailer was screened at the launch of POP (Pride of Place) art space in Hull, UK.

February 4th, 2014: Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta and illustrated by G. E. Gallas released.

January 16th, 2014: Interviewed by Jenny Bhatt for Storyacious.com“Conversations: Screenwriter, Graphic Novelist, Illustrator — G. E. Gallas.”

October 31st, 2013: The Poet and the Flea featured by Melissa D. Johnston for  Creative Thresholds.

October 12th – 13th, 2013: Exhibited at APE (Alternative Press Expo) in San Francisco.

September 14th – 15th, 2013: Exhibited at SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland.

August 31st – September 1st, 2013: Exhibited at the San Francisco Zine Fest in San Francisco.

May 28th, 2013: Spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London.

May 15th – 26th, 2013: Attended the Cannes International Film Festival.

March 3rd, 2013: Interviewed by Hannah Meiklejohn for Lemonade: Freshly Squeezed Art & Culture Magazine.

January – April, 2013: Interned at Zest Books, a young adult non-fiction publishing company in San Francisco, California.

January 17th, 2013: The Poet and the Flea reviewed by Sarah Goode, University College Oxford, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

November 28th, 2012: Began publishing graphic novel The Poet and the Flea online at thepoetandtheflea.wordpress.com.

June 2011 – January 2012: Researched, wrote, and completed first two full-length screenplays, Who is Laurence Harvey? and The Golden Curator.

May 2011: Graduated from New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Concentration entitled, “Exploring and Examining Otherness: Japan as well as The Globe.” Colloquium/Rationale entitled, “The Hero as Other.”

2009-2010: Spent year abroad in Tokyo, Japan at Sophia University.

During high school, wrote, illustrated, and self-published first graphic novel.

Has studied Japanese language, literature, and culture since elementary school.

Born in Washington, D.C.

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