September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Production, Suckpax 3.

Suckpax 3, pack wrappers, prototype

Suckpax 3 wax pack prototypes

The Sucklord finished the excellent artwork for Suckpax 3 wax wrappers.  Continuing the permutation of the Suckpax CMY color scheme, the primary color is Magenta this time.

These are a couple of test prints (inkjet) which we waxed and wrapped to see how the wrapper fits.

Looks OK to send out to print.

September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Production, Suckpax 3.

Suckpax 3, special cards, puzzle, die cut design

puzzle die cut design

Did a design/layout for a 12 piece puzzle.  Each piece had to fit into a wax pack, so had to fit within a 2.5″ x 3.5″ rectangle.  Fun to lay it out.  I picked up an example at the local dollar store, to see shapes. After the sketch, I inked and scanned.  In illustrator I then created paths for the outlines.  The illustrator file will go to the die cut maker.  I made the design generic, so I can recycle the die for other future card sets.  Could make for some weird puzzles, when you can use pieces from different card series and fit them together.

Some of the piece outlines got a little looser, and more trippy, as I progressed.  Wondering if I should redo the early ones to match the swim-ey style.

September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events.

NYCC logistics: load in and out

The NYCC administration sent a “must read email”, which struck my fancy, so on a lark I opened it up to see if there was anything of interest.  Glad I did, it gave a bit of info I needed ahead of time.

I am planning to do a POV load-in (POV means privately owned vehicle).  I will be able to fit all my gear into my car (probably), or if not, into my van (the creepy old man van).  The show is at the Javits Center, which is usually highly controlled by Unions for getting stuff in and out of events.  But for this show, you can load yourself for free.

The email gave some rules about this, which were new to me.

First, and biggest: where to drive in to unload, and that YOU MUST HAVE A SECOND PERSON with you.  The vehicle cannot be left alone at any time.  I was thinking of going alone, and would have been blocked.  Rules say single occupant vehicles will not be allowed into unload area at all.  I have tapped my friend JB to ride shotgun.

Second rule of interest: only 2 wheel carts allowed.

Third: 300 lbs max for total booth materials.


September 13, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events.

Countdown to NYCC: D-30 (the plan)

Ok, gonna be hustling.  Got a lot of stuff to accomplish before New York Comic Con.  We need to have a variety of stuff to sell, and events going on.

Experiment: post a lot of details about prep, see if it builds more interest in our booth.

I look at my list, and there are many different kinds of tasks to do.

Rough list of goals:

1) Have Suckpax 3 boxes finished and available for sale

2) The Art Hustle series 1 Factory box sets ready for sale

3) Custom promo cards to give out

4) Book artists for guest appearances

5) NYCC custom sketch card blank for guest artists to use

6) Design and print T-shirts to sell

7) Frame Galaxy 6 master die cut sketch card set for display at booth

8) Build sample kits for SideKick, for giving out to potential collaborators

9) Design and prepare booth decoration/signage

10) Build up boxes of “My Dad’s Record Collection” to sell

11) Design packaging for Suckpax 2 Factory base set boxes

The biggest of these is the Suckpax 3 build.  I just got artwork yesterday, so we are going to do the whole project, print, manufacture, and assemble within 30 days.

The Sucklord is an artist in the second season of Bravo TV’s “Work of Art”, which airs the first episode Oct 12th (day before the NYCC show opens).

August 19, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Events.

New York Comic-Con Planning NYCC

We are going to have a booth at the New York Comic-con, #576 in the Cultyard section.

Onell Design has booth #578 next to us, and we are going to mash up our booths to one big one.

Our rough plan is for both Onell and SideKick to both sell company stuff, and to host artists and creators in time slots during the show.

I did a scale 1/12 mockup, to test ideas with tables:

NYCC booth

NYCC booth

The purple tables would be for SideKick and Onell goods, and the two yellow higher tables are for guests.

We are going to invite any artist/creators that have appeared on SideKick cards to be guests.  They will be able to bring whatever they want to show and/or sell on their tables.

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