Wednesday, July 9, 2014

You're An Asshole For Buying This: The Genius Creations of The Sucklord!

For the unfamiliar, The Sucklord is a pop art toy designer and life long Star Wars fan-boy living and working out of NYC. His company Suckadelic manufactures hilariously wonderful unlicensed action figures and toys, all of which are sold out quickly being released. His work has been featured countless places including NPR, Vice Magazine, and he even appeared on Season 2 of Bravo's Work of Art: The Next Great Artist and Bravo's Gallery Girls.

Perhaps the greatest, most hysterically comprehensive bio information on The Sucklord was compiled by The Village Voice's Camille Dodero in her must read article The Suckadelic Era.
For most of his adulthood, lucrative employment evaded the native New Yorker: The insurance company where his mother worked wouldn't hire him for the mail room; for three years after art school in Oregon, the P.S. 41 graduate set up mannequins at Canal Jeans and earned $7 an hour. None of this made his romantic life ideal. He didn't lose his virginity until he was 21; in 2004, he filmed the premiere episode of the short-lived VH1 series Can't Get a Date (2006), where the host interrogated the man-boy about a full urine bottle he kept beside his bed. (He refused to empty it because, as he told his mother off-camera, one day, it would be valuable.)
Despite his quasi-fame, before doing research for this article, I only knew about The Sucklord for his bootleg homosexual themed action figure series Gay Empire! In this series, Sucklord lovingly lampoons Star Wars, GI Joe, Peanuts, and other well known pop culture references with bright pink stormtroopers, Cobra's Lavender Guard (Asking and Telling Edition), and the laugh out loud Peppermint Patty knock off Licorice Leslie.

Anyway, I am going to stop typing now and just let The Sucklord's work speak for itself. You should 100% follow Sucklord on Twitter and Instagram! He updates those two places more than any of his other social media. Also, his YouTube channel has tons of great videos including his series Toy Lords of Chinatown.

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**Header image courtesy of Frank151.

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