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We’re Still Here

9 Feb

We’re still here!

It’s been awhile since the last post on 1134 Comix, but we’re still doing a lot at 1134. I just wanted to take a minute to touch base and run down some of the things we have coming up.

1134 Press:

This is were we have been focusing much of our attention. Some of you know, but for everyone else, here’s a brief history:

This whole thing started as an experiment in creativity. A handful of creatives came together and started Project 1134; which was a mishmash of crafting, arts, and comics. That was fun, but after maybe a year or so the collective aspects of the project fell away. It wasn’t like some big breakup; reality is that life happens, people need to take full-time jobs, and artists are like cats–hard to wrangle (I know I am anyway). So, Project 1134 became 1134 Comix. In a very off-and-on fashion, I continued making web-comics, and sometimes print, featuring various characters that I came up with over the years. In 2017 I wrote a book of fiction and wanted to self publish, so I started 1134 Press. For the next two-plus years, 1134 Comix continued to be where I posted comics and 1134 Press became the platform for publishing print material. Due to a bit of brilliance outside of my control, 1134 Press began to evolve into something more interesting; and in a way is bringing this whole thing closer to the original idea.

So far through 1134 Press we’ve published: my book, Gestalt, a collection of web-comics, one regular-size comic book, and For Us: A Self-Care Journal for Mamas, by Bri “Bam” Mobley. Where we’ve really been focusing, though, has been in journal crafting, bullet and junk journalling, and writing. The move toward handmade books and the craft of journaling was led by Bryonna Sieck, who was here at the very beginning of 1134 Press. It was her passion for bookmaking that moved us into a new direction with 1134 Press. What I like most about all of this is that, as an entity, we are really emphasizing craft. We’re not just trying to sell books. We want to show people how to make books, and we want to promote journaling as an exercise good for the spirit. I believe the videos posted on our 1134 Press and Bree Be Journaling Instagram feeds capture our desire to share the craft of it all. With every next step I feel like we’re getting closer and closer to what 1134 was meant to be all along.

So, what’s coming up for 1134 Press?

  1. A new book of fiction out in early/mid May 2020. This time, by Bryonna.
  2. Continued content on the 1134 Press and Bree Be Journaling Instagram accounts.
  3. Updates to the website and redesign of other platforms
  4. Later this year and into the next:
    1. Calls for submissions
    2. More robust, tutorial-style videos on bookmaking
    3. Additions to the online store that include: crafting materials, merch, and more books.

1134 Comix

1134 Comix has taken somewhat of a backseat. Some of you might have caught my post from a few months ago about the web-comics. In short, I’m not posting web-comics on any kind of regular schedule. Though I liked making weekly updates of News from the Crypt, I wanted to spend more time writing fiction. I plan to have a new book finished soon, as well as some new short stories. That said, new web-comics will pop up here now and then. Random comic-style art will pop up here once in a while, and every so often a new comic-book-size sequential art story will come through 1134 Comix. All of this will be secondary to our work with 1134 Press, though. Consider 1134 Comix as a side project, or something extra from 1134 Press.

So, what’s coming up for 1134 Comix?

There are no solid plans for projects under 1134 Comix at this time. That said, there is a nearly complete story (art pages, colors, etc.; just needs lettering). This story is currently on the shelf as we consider the best way to put it out. At some point, I’d like to continue the Blakbone story, but there is no timeline for this.

Things that are definitely on the agenda (but with no schedule):

  1. More News from the Crypt episodes (probably in connection to big news stories, holidays, and/or other times of cultural note.
  2. Random one-off comics

To wrap it up,

Look out for all the things mentioned above by following 1134 Press on Instagram, Facebook, and at 1134Press.com. Also, look out for news–probably later this year–about our YouTube channel (it’s not really a thing yet, but it will be). And follow Bree.Be.Journaling on Instagram–that’s where some of our coolest crafting videos will be found.

Before you go, check below for some character design/concept art for a sci-fi fantasy idea I’m working out. Do these look like characters you would want to know more about? Feel free to let us know.

G.J. Sieck

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Pussies of Tomorrow: The Conclusion (Last Page!)

17 Sep

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Well, it’s a day late … but here it is! This post marks the end of the story for Pussies of Tomorrow, but it’s not the end-all-be-all. There is a high likelihood that this story will be re-released in some way in the future; it might be a print book, a digital download, or some other form. What ever we determine is the best way to have the entire story, in sequence, available for people to read with ease. We’ll post about that when the time comes.

In other news, News from the Crypt is still ongoing. It will continue as a web-comic, and if you’ve been following the posts here, you already know that we plan to produce more animated videos based on the News from the Crypt comic.

Aside from the web-comics, we will continue to post news and updates regarding to our other projects here as well. On that note, there will be a new book of fiction by Bryonna Jay released through 1134 Press in late spring. 2020–this is the main project for 1134 at the moment, and it will be a great book! In the meantime, follow 1134 Press on Instagram for cool handmade journaling videos, and on Etsy to purchase 1134 Press’s journals.

Links:

1134 Comics and Books

1134 Press IG

1134 Press on Etsy

Pussies of Tomorrow: The Conclusion (page 6)

4 Sep

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Come back tomorrow for the next page!

1134 Comix: More Videos?

4 Sep

As some of you might have seen, I recently created a video based off of the News from the Crypt web-comic. If you haven’t watched it yet, I think it’s kind of funny but also kind of bad for a few reasons (you can determine those reasons for yourself if you give it a look lol). You can find a link to the video in a previous post; lower down the feed. Though the video didn’t exactly crash YouTube with the amount of views it received, I am going to create more videos for 1134 Comix. Having decided to create more videos, I spent some time working on the YouTube page–I realized that the page is a mess. I’m not going to try to describe the myriad problems here, but there is some work to do in getting pages/accounts sorted out right before more videos are posted. Also, the video linked in the post below will probably disappear during the process of fixing the channel(s). Fortunately, I caught the problems with the YouTube account before uploading a lot of stuff.

At this point, it’s hard to promise a real schedule for video uploads. I think that, for now, new videos will generally be based on the News from the Crypt web-comic. Most weeks, there will be a web-comic posted as usual, on Instagram and 1134 Comix (we also have content on webtoons, but that’s another platform where its use is being reconsidered). Some weeks, though, an animated video will be posted instead of a News from the Crypt web-comic. If all goes to plan, I will get better and better at creating videos; and saying the channel grows a following, I will start posting videos more regularly while pairing down the amount of web-comics posted. From my experience with the first video, I feel like animated shorts are the best medium for News from the Crypt, and that the audience would be more interested in the videos than the web-comics. I also plan to make other videos unrelated to News from the Crypt, but we’ll see how it goes. 

For now, look forward to more web-comics. We are still finishing off the Pussies of Tomorrow story, and the News from the Crypt web-comic is still ongoing. I plan to have the YouTube channel fixed up and a new video ready some time over the next week or two. To wrap up this post, I’ll just remind everybody to check back later today/tonight for the next page of Pussies of Tomorrow–find out what happens with Captain Snowball and the crew!

G.J. Sieck

News from the Crypt (Live?!)

1 Sep

We’re trying something different this week with News from the Crypt. The video is a little rough (to say the least) and very experimental. If you think this is funny at all, leave a like or subscribe to encourage us to make make more videos.

Thanks for watching! If we get any positive response from this, we’ll make more–and try our best to get better at this as we go!

New Apparel!

28 Aug

Check out our groovy new t-shirt design!

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Represent your favorite web-comic and indy book publisher for less than 15 bucks – just click the image above to shop all of our 1134 t-shirts and apparel!

Available in multiple colors!

 

News from the Crypt: Episode 4

27 Jul

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Thanks for reading–hope you liked it!

And the Pussies of Tomorrow conclusion is still in the works, so keep an eye out for that.

If you like these comic strips so much that you’d like to help support us, consider shopping our books and apparel. Check out the links below!

1134 Apparel

1134 Books

News from the Crypt: Episode 3

8 Jul

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Check back next week for a new episode – and look out for the conclusion of Pussies of Tomorrow coming soon!

Pussies of Tomorrow: Ninja Action!

20 Jan

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Pussies of Tomorrow: Ninja Power!

13 Jan

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Read the continuation by clicking the image – if you like it, subscribe and follow!

Thanks!