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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!

Submit your Writing

11 Sep

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Writers’ Bloc is a University of Baltimore student organization that promotes writing within UB and the surrounding community. Writers’ Bloc is interested in submissions from writers of all levels from the Baltimore area. That said, submissions from outside the Baltimore area are also welcome. Comic submissions are also welcome (1-2 pages total).

Submissions to Unbloc Zine are accepted year-round, but get your work in by September 30th to be considered for the October edition.

Writers’ Bloc / Unbloc Zine accepts:

Fiction, memoir, poetry, experimental forms, comics, and art.

Submit to unbloczine@gmail.com

Visit the Facebook page for further submission guidelines at: facebook.com/ubwritersbloc

1134 Comix – Made Easier to Read

30 May

1134 Comix has been publishing web-comics on this platform for a few years now. All of the comics posted have been placed into the “comics” category. The way things have been done since the beginning of this site have made it too much of a chore to go back and read stories from their beginnings up to where they currently are.

Finally, I have made this somewhat easier by creating new categories for each title. Now, all you have to do is go to the “categories” scroll down menu and pick which title you’d like to read. Remember though, once you select the title you’ll have to scroll down to the very bottom of the page for the first page and scroll up to read the following pages.

In the meantime, I’ll continue adding to these stories and also finding ways to make them more accessible.

The new categories are:

Blakbone

Axgar

A Day in the Life of Larry

Horde of the Unvanquished

Outer Space Adventure

Thanks for reading!

-G.J. Sieck

1134 Web-Comics: Not Quite a Comic

15 May

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Check back soon for the continuation of Blakbone!

Drumpf

3 Apr

Instead of your regular web-comic this week I decided to do something a little different. Everyone’s favorite orange presidential candidate, Donald Trump, wrote a little book back in around 1987 called, The Art of the Deal. My Dad, always the entrepreneur, had a copy of this thing and I recently found it mixed in with my own book collection. At first I was embarrassed to even have it in my apartment, but I thought maybe I could actually make some use of it.

Wouldn’t it be fun, I thought, to rip a couple pages out and see what kind of story I could uncover through the art of erasure. So without further ado, I present you with a bit of erasure poetry I’m calling Drumpf–a name brilliantly given to us by John Oliver.

Enjoy.

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-G.J. Sieck

Call For Submission: Fiction, Memoir, Poetry

6 Sep

Welter , University of Baltimore’s lit mag, is accepting submissions for Fall 2015 and we look forward to reading your work!

Deadline October 7

Poetry, 3-5 poems

Fiction, Creative non-fiction and Memoir: 3000 words max per piece

How to submit: welter.submittable.com

Include brief bio, contact information, and the title(s) and genre of the work(s).

Include name and email on every page.

Include the titles of each piece in their submittable title.

Questions? Contact us at welterjournal@gmail.com

Aqua Farming?

1 Sep

Aside from making goofy web comics, I also think food is pretty important. With that in mind I think food is better when it’s fresh and the closer to home that food is grown the better.

Check out this KickStarter page linked below and maybe help me get a project a off the ground. We are trying to build an Aqua Farm where we will produce fresh, healthy shrimp and eventually fish and produce.

If you’re interested we have a ton more information about Aqua farming through the link.