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 Lucas film 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. 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 Dinosaur Jr, Cattle Decapitation and Pinback. He has embarked on several collaborations with popular art & cinema enthusiasts Mondo, including serigraph posters for Blade II, Creepshow, Lord Of The Rings & Spider-man. In 2014, Mike became a member of the THE VACVVM, an international group of artists dedicated to working traditionally, founded by Aaron Horkey & Mitch Putnam.
He continues to battle on in Oakland, CA with his wife and daughter.