“The Poet and the Flea”
Ode to William Blake
A Graphic Novel
by G. E. Gallas
The Story: The Poet and the Flea is a reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Set in 1790, at the onset of The Industrial Revolution, William suffers from the death of his beloved younger brother, Robert. Catherine (Kate) Blake attempts to comfort her husband, but cannot dispel his grief. During this spell of anxiety, William is visited by an ominous creature: The Ghost of the Flea. The Flea reveals an invested interest in William’s spiritual well-being — the result of an unorthodox wager. Will William triumph over The Flea’s sinister meddling? Or will he fall victim to The Flea’s corruption?
G. E. Gallas
Screenwriter, author, & illustrator.
Born in Washington, D.C.
Grew up in Potomac, Maryland.
Spent year abroad in Tokyo, Japan at Sophia University.
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.”
Currently living in San Francisco.
Copyright 2012 by G. E. Gallas