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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!

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!

In Her Boudoir: An 1134 Press Journal Collection

15 Oct

 

This collection of handmade journals, Boudoir, was inspired by Victorian grandeur and kitschy eclectic styles. From images of decadent furniture, traditional portraits and jewels, I not only wanted to capture what I saw happening in fashion this fall, but to create journals that inspired me to write.

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Of late, I’ve been thinking about the intersection of the act of journaling and the physical journal. Aside from the journal being a place to jot down ideas and observations, and its use a therapeutic tool, there is something about journaling that is sensual. What you doodle, or write in your journal are presumably for the self—like an act of cognitive masturbation. When thinking about my personal journaling in those terms, I wanted to create a journal that created a romantic atmosphere. Thus, in this collection there are rich pinks, deep blues, golds, and floral patterns that adorn the covers. Boudoir is nothing short of feminine. The choice to use images of furniture grounds the journals in a home of magnificence.

 

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Follow me @bryonnajay on Instagram for your handmade journal fix!

In perfect travel size, you can take romance and extravagance with you everywhere.

 

Blakbone Presents: 1134 Press

4 Sep

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This was originally printed as a very small run of mini-comics. Who knows, maybe you’ll get your hands on one of the print versions one day . . .

Keep an eye out for a new Blakbone Halloween–coming soon!

Also, a special thanks to our supporters! Because of you, we will be upgrading this site very soon. We will also be putting out some print editions for our favorite Rock n’ Roll demon, Blakbone!

It’s Pronounced Eleven-Thirty-Four: Who We Are

13 Aug
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If you type 1134 in a calculator and turn it upside down, what does it spell?

1134 Press is an independent publisher and bookmaker based in Baltimore founded by G.J Sieck (a comic artist, writer, and metal head) and myself, Bryonna Jay (writer, book artist, and #carefreeblackgirl). We joined forces through our love for writing, books, and an affinity for outsider-hood, weirdness, and the strange.

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1134 Comix’s, Blakbone, the rock n’ roll demon, procrastinating in world domination.

We are nerds, skeptics, and we make free web-comics too! We also make handmade journals, available on Etsy and in our store.

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Bow Down B*tches

Earlier this summer 2017 we published our first book, Gestalt by G.J. Sieck, a collection of short stories and sequential art. Give it a read, it’s a trip.

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Get it here!

Here at 1134 Press we are coffee lovers, night owls, and…

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Gary and me as kitten and sugar skull

We’ve been hard at work creating content and hand crafting products, and we want to take you all on for a ride as we continue to grow as a press and artists. Follow this blog for updates on what’s new with 1134 Press, bookmaking tutorials, calls for submissions, and other 1134 shenanigans.

Happy 4th of July

4 Jul

Happy 4th of July from 1134!

Back in 1776 the American colonies officially separated from British rule – good job!! Today, we celebrate this monumental event by stuffing our faces with wieners and maybe blowing a few digits off (hey, we’re born with ten so we have a few to spare! Just watch the thumbs, they’re the most important). So, let’s all put on our powdered wigs and American flag bathing suits and celebrate our independence from the crown! Drink a Budweiser – it’s the most American beer. Rock, Flag, and Eagle!

Keep an eye out for burning embers falling from the sky and be careful out in these drunk-driver filled streets. Basically, have a fun and safe Independence Day everybody! We need you all to survive so you can come back here and read more Blakbone . . . most importantly, to buy more books! LOL

But seriously – buy more books.

Have a good one everybody!

See you in the funny pages,

G.J. Sieck

 

“Zeitgeist Parallax” a Short Reading by G.J. Sieck

1 Jul

From our new YouTube channel . . .

 

If you like this story, visit us at http://www.1134press.com to get a copy of the book.