Mike Sutfin, b. 1974, American Illustrator, began his career in 1996 working in the realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering and World of Warcraft. By 2001 he added Lucasfilm to his client roster, creating artwork for several Star Wars releases.
After moving to California, Mike began an ongoing relationship with skateboard brands including Black Label, Foundation and DC. In 2008, legendary artist Pushead hand-picked Mike to participate in SKELETAL CARNIVAL. This toy-focused event at San Diego Comicon served as his debut in the vinyl toy market and his partnership with Japanese toy company Rumble Monsters earned him a position in the cult-like scene. Mike's first original figure with Reckless Toys, MadBattleMan, was released in 2010.
Sutfin played guitar in notable hardcore punk band Charles Bronson and has produced artwork for a number of acts, such as 9 Shocks Terror, Cattle Decapitation and Pinback. He has embarked on several collaborations with popular art & collectible boutique Mondo & cinema enthusiasts Alamo Drafthouse, including a serigraph poster for Blade II in a series celebrating the directed works of Guillermo Del Toro. In 2011 Sutfin's artwork appeared on apparel lines from reputable brands Disturbia & Mishka.
He continues to battle on in Oakland, CA with his wife and daughter.