G. E. Gallas is a writer and illustrator best known for her graphic novel The Poet and the Flea about William Blake and her short film Death Is No Bad Friend about Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally from Washington, D. C., she spent her year abroad in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling. Last year, she attended the Cannes International Film Festival and spoke upon invitation to The Blake Society, London. This year, her illustrations were featured in Scared Stiff: Everything You Need To Know About 50 Famous Phobias. She is currently working on illustrations for Do More Good. Better.
DC Zinefest was a crazy experience this year… Last year, there were 600 visitors. This year there were 900!! It’s always great meeting knew people and chatting with familiar faces. I wonder how much the fest will grow next year?
New Webcomic:I’ve been writing a script for what I intend to be a new webcomic. It’s only in the beginning stages right now, but I hope to be able to say more about it soon.
I’ve started working for a client who does webinars. He records his webinars in front of a green screen and downloads a virtual set. He has hired me to essentially dress the virtual set in Photoshop. It’s actually a pretty fun project!
This past week, I finished three illustrations for a recurring client and animated them as .GIFs. The concept for these illustrations was a bit challenging, but I’m happy with the overall result.
The Ink Drinker:I’ve been working on and off to turn my short story The Ink Drinker into a novel. So far, I’ve written over 60 pages, which I think is a pretty good start.
Work in Progress: I have finished drawing the thumbnails for volumes two and three of The Poet and the Flea!! Volume two will be 123 pages long and volume three will be 142. Now, all that’s left is to draw all the final illustrated pages!
The Plague and Doctor Caim:The script is complete for this new graphic novel project about a plague doctor. I have also finished illustrating the cover and the first 18 pages. I’m excited to keep working on this project!
Hello Blob: I’ve begun posting full-color doodles of my strange, original character Hello Blob to my Patreon. To become my patron, please visit www.patreon.com/gegallas.
September 17th – 18th (11 a.m. – 7 p.m., noon to 6 p.m.): SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland, spxpo.com.
This August, I’ll have been working a full year as an art teacher for an after school program for elementary school students. I’ve been teaching drawing, painting, digital classes, keyboarding, and storytelling. Overall, it’s been a great experience so far.
I’ve been working about a month as graphic designer, social media manager, and assistantfor TINI KIDS, a new children’s clothing brand. It’s a lot of fun and I’m excited to see the brand grow. 🙂
I am the graphic designer, social media manager, and assistant for TINI KIDS, a new children’s clothing brand.
About TINI KIDS: T I N I K I D S is the go-to brand for your favorite looks… shrunken down for the little ones in your life. TK was founded in 2016 by designer Marti when she would dress her daughter up in mini-me handmade designs that she couldn’t find in the marketplace. “If I wouldn’t wear it, then I wouldn’t put my daughter in it!” T I N I K I D S is a curated site for the most fashionable kid.