Announcement: HELLO BLOB

Related Posts: Zine: Hello Blob.

Disturbingly “Kawaii,”* HELLO BLOB is a strange, little satire on a certain well-known Japanese kitty. *Japanese for “cute.”

I am launching a Kickstarter campaign on July 10th, 2017 for everyone to preorder my new book HELLO BLOB.

  • Full Color
  • 28 Pages
  • 51 Illustrations
  • Strange but Cute
  • Printed in USA
  • Ships Anywhere

More details to come! Thank you for your support!

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Update: May 2017

  1. 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.
  2. Freelance Projects
    • 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Poet and the Flea
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. Upcoming Conventions
    • July 23rd (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.): DC Zinefest in Washington D.C., dczinefest.wordpress.com.
    • September 17th – 18th (11 a.m. – 7 p.m., noon to 6 p.m.): SPX (Small Press Expo) in Bethesda, Maryland, spxpo.com.
  8. Part-Time Jobs
    • 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 assistant for TINI KIDS, a new children’s clothing brand. It’s a lot of fun and I’m excited to see the brand grow. 🙂

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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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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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