And the Winner is …

30 Jan

A couple weeks ago we asked what you would like to see as the next 1134 web-comic. After going through the responses here on the website, on Facebook, and to our post on Instagram, well, it was nearly even.

Since both ideas (Shifty Elephant and Pussies of Tomorrow) seem to have some support, we will do both. One will be a web-comic that will start running here, at 1134 Comix, soon. The other will be made into a one-off print comic that will be scheduled for later this year / next spring. We haven’t yet decided which will be which, but that choice will be finalized soon.

In other news:

The Adventures of Blakbone and Other Short Stories has gone into the printing process. It might still be a couple more weeks to go over the proof and make any adjustments. We will be making an official announcement soon in regard to the release date.

Also, the long awaited update to our web-comic platform is still on the agenda. There’s a lot in the works here and we can’t wait to see it all through!

In the meantime, grab a copy of Gestalt from our online store!

What do you Think?

11 Jan

As we dot our Is and cross our Ts in preparation to send The Adventures of Blakbone and Other Stories to the printer, we’ve been brainstorming the next web-comic. We’ve come up with two ideas that we like. The working titles are, Pussies of Tomorrow and Shifty Elephant. This is were you come in.

What would you rather see become the next 1134 web-comic?

A) Pussies of Tomorrow

This web-comic would follow a group of spacefaring cats. They would go on adventures full of zaniness and enough cat themed jokes to make you puke.

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Or,

B) Shifty Elephant

This web-comic would be a detective story featuring, you guessed it, a shifty elephant. It would follow (for the most part) a standard detective noir  story structure and would definitely make use of as many tropes as possible.

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As we work on the next chapter of Blakbone (The Outer Space Adventures of Blakbone), we will be checking our responses to this poll here and on social media. We hope to have the next Blakbone story out by summer time; after which we plan to start the next web-comic series.

So, coming up at 1134 Comix:

  1. The Adventures of Blakbone and Other Stories (the official, final release date will be announced this month!)
  2. The Outer Space Adventures of Blakbone (Planning to release the full story in print by summer ’18)
  3. Either Shifty Elephant, or Pussies of Tomorrow (web-comic to start by Summer ’18

Note: Character designs are not final

Vote in our comments section, or email at 1134press@gmail.com

Also, you can follow us on Facebook

on Instagram at gj_sieck

on Twitter @GJ_Sieck

and find our print books at 1134 Press

Thanks!

Blakbone: Conclusion (for now)

5 Dec

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So, there’s the long awaited last page of the, now concluded, Blakbone story arc. The next leg of the adventure is in the works–and will feature a bunch of our supporters too! We’re planning to have that out there real soon (just about every time I give a timeframe for any of these projects, I’m way off . . . so, lets go with “real soon” for now).

Keep on the lookout for other 1134 Comix/Press updates – see you real soon!

Coming up for 1134 Comix / Press

4 Nov

Hello everybody,

First off, we’d like to again thank all of our supporters. We have a number of exciting things on the horizon that you helped make possible. The following are a handful of the things that we have in the works for the few months or so:

  1. There is a trade paper back size book in the works. It is a collection of the entire Blakbone story, from the very beginning to the most previous installment. It also collects most of the other web-comics published by 1134 Comix (and previous incarnations) over the years. The book is almost complete and near ready for print!
  2. This was mentioned months ago, but still hasn’t happened yet: 1134 Comix will be updating. Soon, you will be able to read the comics in a much more traditional and user friendly way. Keep a lookout for that.
  3. The next arc of Blakbone will begin. This story will continue his adventure into outer space. It will also feature our supporters! The story and art is in production now and a completed (regular comic size) book is planned for this winter (early 2018).

That all said, with the exception of an already planned update to Blakbone, there will be very few new web-comics posted on the site for the next handful of weeks.  They will be back later this year with regular updates–and the stories will be going in a whole new direction!

Thanks for reading!

Blakbone’s Halloween: Conclusion

1 Nov

 

BLAKBONEnewHalloween10Thanks for reading this Halloween’s Blakbone story – hope you liked it!

To read it from the beginning, scroll down.

Blakbone Halloween Page 9

31 Oct

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That looked like it hurt!

Only one page left of this Halloween Blakbone marathon! Check back here later tonight!

Blakbone’s Halloween Page 8

31 Oct

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The next page will be coming up later this evening!