I have been so balls to the wall busy getting ready for Con season
(NYCC, Philly Non-Sports show, Designer Con) That I have not had time to send out
news about what we have been doing.
Quick info- At NYCC we will be dropping:
Curiosity On Mars
24 card set about the Mars Curiosity Rover landing on Mars.
Retro styled set on Chip back cards and wax wrappers.
Melty Misfits NYCC gold foil stamped packs, each containing an exclusive NYCC
Melty Sticker card.
Buff Monster 2pm
Buff Monster 2pm
Weird Luke 3pm
Booth 3117 in “The Block” section
SideKick is moving to a new industrial space in Rutland. It is about a mile from our old location, so we have been moving gradually over the last month or so. The new shop is in an industrial park. The previous tenant was a printing company (Sharp and company Printing). They closed their doors a few months ago, and Chris Cozi (Cozi Reproduction) and I took over the lease. Some of the printing equipment was kept, and some sold off.
We are in the middle of the move, so the new space is not setup yet. Mostly just dropping stuff in place.
Here are some photos of the new digs:
The big 38 inch press. About 50 years old, will handle our card stock easily.
I am excited about the purchase of this Heidelberg windmill. About 60 years old, an amazing workhorse.
For fun, and specialty work, we have 3 table top presses. Left to right: 6×10 Excelsior, 5×8 Excelsior, and a 6×10 Chandler & Price Pilot.
Working space in shop floor. Uncut sheets in the rack, letterpress type and furniture to the right.
Hand work room, hot foil stamping, etc.
This will be the wax pack wrapping room.
My future office
Finished cards storage room
Uncut sheets storage
More Letterpress furniture
Archive flat files (right side) more Letterpress stuff in the middle cabinet.
Base cards for Suckpax 3 have arrived! The Donald decants the first set, which I will show The Sucklord tonight. He arrives tonight, traveling in his immense Rail Car (think David Lynch “Dune”, when the Guild Navigator arrives with attendants). Tomorrow he will review our work, and finish all the specialty cards.
The Donald shot this video, showing how we manually die cut the puzzle cards for Suckpax 3.
Literally grinding the puzzles. Above you can see the backs.