Junk Journaling Tips

13 Dec

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Junk Journal With Me: Episode 2

6 Dec

We have a new Junk Journal With Me video hot off the 1134 Press. In this week’s video, Bryonna uses a combination of junk mail, vintage documents, and other materials to create a new spread in her junk journal. Bryonna briefly discusses where to source materials for your junk journal and how to build an image library.

Some of the materials for this project were sourced from a collection of old police documents I acquired while cleaning out my grandparents’ house a few years ago. I’ve always had a propensity to hang on to old papers; there’s something about looking back at papers from the past that just captures my interest. I’m always happy, though, when something that might have been thrown away finds a new purpose.

With Bryonna’s creative touch, the materials sourced for this project come together to make a visually appealing, and historically interesting collage. A mix of bureaucratic forms, pieces of mail, images and paper, can form something novel, as evidenced in the video.

To watch, and possibly gain some creative inspiration, click the link below!

Watch the Video Here!

News from the Crypt: Episode 21 (Democracy Edition)

29 Nov

We’re Back!

27 Nov

We’re back, baby! After much effort, we’ve finally gotten to a place with the big studio move where we can get back to business as usual. That was kind of a wordy sentence, but I’m going with it. Grammatical considerations aside, I’m excited for the next chapter in the 1134 Press story; I hope you are too. 

We are looking to add a slightly different style of video to our YouTube repertoire. There will still be the videos that you are already used to, but we are flirting with the idea of including more process-oriented videos; these would be a little shorter and primarily focus on the construction of various papercrafts. 

This week’s video (posted Wednesday evening), is in the style described above. I think the video has a chill vibe and is good inspiration for creativity. Check it out at the link and subscribe if you haven’t already!

Thanks everybody, and we hope you’ve had a happy and safe holiday! 

Journaling in a Lined Notebook

Two Weeks Later

22 Nov

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Channel Update

18 Nov

Hello everybody,

Well, we moved house (and the studio spaces). Unfortunately, though, putting everything back together has been much more of a process than expected. The bookmaking space is nearly together, but we were unable to execute a new video for YouTube this week. We expect to be back up and running in time to create something for next week.

The drawing studio is also coming together, but it is still a bit of a disaster area. So, no new webcomics this week either. Depending how it goes, there might be something new for 1134 Comix this coming Sunday. Anyone who has followed this page for any amount of time likely expects long lapses in new content. So, has anything really changed here?

In conclusion, we’re working to get our stuff together. We can’t wait to start putting new content up as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience!

G.J. Sieck

Moving the Studio and Reflecting on the Journey

1 Nov

Since I started 1134 Comix some years ago, I have had a few studio setups. The studio changes every time I move house (makes sense, since this has always been a home-based situation). Where I sit today is the third workspace from which 1134 content has been produced. From this iteration of the 1134 Studio we created 1134 Press, which has become the flagship of this endeavor. We’ve since published five books as 1134 Press, including two 1134 Comix titles. We’ve created countless handmade books, and most excitingly, began sharing our craft in video form. After years finding its voice, and moving locations, the project I called 1134 is at last becoming itself. And again, a new studio is on the horizon. 

All that might be a long way to go just to say we’re moving; but I like to tell a story. In the beginning, this all took place in a dingey basement where I would listen to heavy metal while drawing my often-random cartoons. Then, the studio was crammed into a small room on the third floor of a Baltimore Brownstone; I actually made some of my best work there, though the work did not have very far reach. As I write from this current version of the studio, which consumes a significant portion of our Mount Vernon apartment, I can’t help but reflect on the path to this point. Though each stop along the way on this journey has had value, this stop has been the most valuable so far. With much planned for the future of 1134 Press, we look forward to setting up in the new location and beginning the next chapter. 

We’ve started boxing things up in preparation for the big day. Then, once we finally get over to the new place, we will have to go through the process of putting everything back together. With that said, we are going to take two weeks off from publishing the main content. Web-comics and YouTube videos are scheduled to return in the week of November 16th. In the case that this timeline shifts, we will post updates to our various platforms. In the meantime, there will still be some activity from 1134 on the socials and our blog page. 

Be back soon!

G.J. Sieck

Another Halloween with Blakbone

31 Oct

Happy Halloween!!

How About Some Blakbone?

25 Oct

Halloween, oh Halloween, my favorite time of year. It’s that “spooky season” where I can’t help to make stuff featuring 1134 Comix’ original character, Blakbone. Those of you who have followed this blog for a long time are likely familiar with Blakbone. If not, that’s cool, you can catch up on his story by selecting “Blakbone” from the categories menu.

This time around I don’t have a new chapter to his ongoing story (though one will come about at some point, I’m sure). That said, you’ll probably see him pop back up with Grim Reaper again by the end of the month. This week, however, I thought I would do something similar to last week’s post and make another drawing video.

I present to you, Drawing Blakbone!

Click Here to Watch the Video on YouTube!

Drawing Movie Monsters

18 Oct

We’re doing something a little different this week, in the spirit of Halloween.

As part of a project for 1134 Press, I drew the classic movie monsters. We’ve had an 1134 Comix Youtube channel for a while and never really did much at all with it. We thought, “hey, why not make and post some drawing videos?” I might make some other stuff similar to the only other video we have up there currently (its a weird one, we’ll see). So, if you want more drawing videos, and random other stuff that might be kind of funny, go ahead and hit the subscribe button. Expect the schedule for posts on this channel to be irregular. Thanks for watching!

Click the image below it see it drawn.

Movie Monsters