G. E. Gallas

Writer & Illustrator

For as long as I can remember, I have been telling stories through words and images. I am a graduate of New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where I created my own major: a cross-cultural study of storytelling within film, literature, graphic novels, etc. In all my endeavors, I adapt this interdisciplinary approach, pursuing my diverse interests with in-depth research and imagination.

G. E. Gallas is a writer-illustrator best known for her graphic novels: The Poet and the Flea about the poet-painter William Blake and The Plague and Doctor Caim about a 17th-century plague doctor (Cast Iron Books).

After studying Japanese language and culture for many years, she spent a year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major involving cross-cultural storytelling.

She has spoken upon invitation to The Blake Society (London), Yale University School of Drama, and Germanna College (Virginia) about her work.

Her illustrations have been featured in Scared Stiff: Everything You Need to Know About 50 Famous Phobias by Sara Latta (Zest Books), Welsh in the Old West (A Raven Above Press), Magic Bullet (Washington, D.C.'s free comics newspaper), and Do More Good. Better. (High Impact Press).

Gallas is also the owner of Open Book Chocolates, a small business that specializes in handmade, bean-to-bar chocolate bars with literary-inspired flavors.

Exhibitor at Conventions & Art Shows

⬗ Comic Arts Richmond.

⬗ Comic Arts Brooklyn.

⬗ Small Press Expo, Bethesda, Maryland.

⬗ DC Zinefest, Washington, D. C.

⬗ Richmond Zine Fest

⬗ Gallery 102: Series No. __, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

⬗ ARTSHOW_15: Comix, Hole in the Sky Collective, Washington, D.C.

⬗ Pittsburg Indie Comix Expo.

⬗ Smudge Comics Arts Expo, Arlington, Virginia.

⬗  Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco.

⬗  San Francisco Zine Fest. 

Work Experience

⬗ Small Business Owner: Open Book Chocolates.

⬗ Art Instructor, Renaissance Art Center. 

Taught drawing, markers, acrylic, watercolor, chalk pastel, oil pastel, colored pencils, keyboarding, creative writing, poetry, illustration, digital illustration, graphic design, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

⬗ Freelance: Writer, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager.

Internships/Volunteer Work

⬗ Book Expo America, Javits Center, NYC.

⬗ Zest Books, San Francisco.

⬗ The American Pavilion, Cannes Film Program, Cannes International Film Festival.

⬗ "Japan! Culture + Hyper Culture" Festival, The Kennedy Center, Washington, D. C.


⬗ New York University: School of Professional Studies, Summer Publishing Institute.

⬗ New York University: Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Graduated cum laude. Founders Day Scholar. Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Study.

⬗ Sophia University 上智大学, Tokyo, Japan.