Mike Sudal is an award-winning artist with over 16 years of experience specializing in illustration, information graphics and data visualization. He has extensive expertise in diagramming various subjects - from a baseball player's swing to architectural renderings of the Vatican to how to catch a trophy bass from the shore.

Mike is currently a Visual Editor at The Wall Street Journal, where he manages the art and visuals for Features and Sports across print, web and mobile platforms. Prior to, Mike was an infographics artist at The Associated Press where he covered various top breaking news stories, including the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and multiple Olympic Games.

Mike has been a contributing illustrator for Field & Stream magazine for the past 9 years. He has a strong love for the outdoors and enjoys merging his talents and passions in his work. 

He is based in the New York City area and currently resides on City Island. 

Resume available upon request.


Previous work: Associated Press; Asbury Park Press; St. Petersburg Times

Freelance (partial client list):  Field & Stream; Men's Health; Scientific American; Car & Driver; Popular Mechanics; Popular Science; Outdoor Life; Tag Heuer; Red Lobster; Cabelas; Temple University; Giant Screen Films; AAA; Pfizer; Syngenta; Orvis; Duck's Unlimited; Weldon Owen Publishing; Nature Conservancy

Video appearances:

Catching giant Tennessee River striped bass with Field & Stream



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Tennessee's Watts Bar Lake and the rivers that connect to it are home to some of the heaviest pure-strain landlocked stripers in the country. "Hook Shots" host Joe Cermele jumped on a plane to Knoxville to see how the attitude and fight of these freshwater bass stacked up against their salty cousins he knows so well.

Hunting for river monsters; Battling massive alligator gar in Trinity River, Texas

A mouth full of needle-like teeth. Incredible jaw pressure. The ability to spin on a dime and grab a leg. These are just some of the characteristics of the massive alligator gar that call Texas's muddy Trinity River home. But despite the false wrap these dinosaur-like creatures get as trash fish that attack humans and decimate gamefish populations , they are on of the most intense species an angler can tussle with in freshwater. Last May, host Joe Cermele and crew took a shot at these brutes, but thanks to the severe spring flooding in Texas, they came up empty. This September, Cermele and artist friend Mike Sudal rejoined young-gun guide Dawson Hefner for a no-holes-barred round two of redemption.