THE SUPER SUCKLORD
UVD: Would you mind telling us a little background about yourself (i.e. where your from, when you started designing, etc)?
SUCKLORD: I’m bored already, but if you must know, I was born in Greenwich Village NYC in 1969 and started designing toys in about 1979, after the mail in Boba Fett came out. It’s pretty much a straight line from there ’til 2004 when I dropped the Sucklord 66. Except the parts where the line got all crooked and weird…
UVD: Can you tell the readers about some of the designs that you came up with when you were first starting out and how designs have progressed over the years? Also, what are some things that influence you and your work? And is there any artist’s work that inspired you and your style early on in your career?
SUCKLORD: Everything is basically a rip-off of the classic 3 and 3/4″ style of figures, from Star Wars to Micronauts to Dukes of Hazzard. I have used bits and pieces of all of those lines in the Suckadelic Bootleg series, trying hard to dig deep in the crates to pull out more and more obscure references. Everything is just a giant Wacky pack or Mad Magazine. The attitude has always been on the satirical side, but the figures have gotten more complex, with multiple color parts and more detail on the paint jobs, full color packaging, etc.
As far as influences, I always liked the lowbrow shit, MAD and Wackypacks, Ralph Bakshi, Frazetta, Marvel comics, Hanna-Barbera, Graffiti (when it was on the subways) and every shitty toy from the late 60’s to mid 80s. Hustler Magazine And maybe Hyronimous Bosch.