Tag Archives: 1134 Comix

ElevenThirtyFour Comix

17 Jan

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News from the Crypt: Episode 21 (Democracy Edition)

29 Nov

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!!

A Grim Labor Day Weekend

6 Sep

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Happy Easter from 1134

12 Apr

Hi everybody! So, you’re stuck at home, all the bars are closed, you’re waiting for your $1,200 check and unemployment, your president has the empathy of a serial killer; well, I got you!

Here’s a little something offensive to brighten up your holiday!

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An Announcement about 1134 Web-Comics

17 Nov

Hello 1134 Comix readers and subscribers,

Last week I posted that there would be an announcement regarding the future of 1134 Comix—and here it is. I would like to give as much context as possible, but I’ll try to keep this as succinct as I can.

Those of you who follow this page closely will know some, or all, of the following things: I teach writing as an adjunct professor at a university, I’ve started a super small press called 1134 Press, I’m a fairly decent fiction writer, and have been an off-and-on freelance designer over the years. What the vast majority of you wouldn’t know is that I’ve also recently started working full time my university. Clearly, I can’t do all of these things all of the time. So, I had to consider what it is that I want to focus my attention on, and what I need to step back from. I will no longer be doing any freelance work of any kind; which isn’t the point here. The point here is that I will be pulling back from producing a regularly updated web-comic series.

Now that I have a full load of work at my university, I need to be selective of where I spend my time creatively. I currently have a half dozen or more writing projects in one stage of completion or another. I believe the writing projects are where I should focus my energy. I’ve come to believe that my focus on the web-comics has caused me to not give the proper amount of attention to writing prose; and I think it’s time to spend more focus there, for a while.

All that said, I actually do have plans for future sequential art stories. I still have plans for more News from the Crypt, for that matter. For those of you who do follow this page: expect to see some more News from the Crypt posted as I wind down the web-comic postings. Expect to see a few more 1134 Comix characters and one-off comics pop up here and there. Also, expect that the sort of comics I’ve been posting here to become fewer and fewer. I’m planning a new direction for my creative work, and the nature of that work will cause longer stretches of time between projects reaching publication. My hope is that this will also mean that when I do publish work, it will be that much more meaningful.

To sign off: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—see you in the funny pages!

G.J. Sieck

News from the Crypt: Episode 18

10 Nov

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Tune in next week for an announcement about the future of 1134 Comix!

News from the Crypt: Episode 17

3 Nov

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