Bishop creator Whilce Portacio broke into the comics industry by inking Marvel Comics’ classic book Longshot in 1985. Quickly he became a sought-after inker at Marvel, then proved that he was more than ready to headline as a penciler on The Punisher in 1988.
In 1990, Whilce’s artwork and popularity would reach a new turn with his triumphant work on X Factor and Uncanny X Men. He was even given the chance to create his own character for X-Men and created Bishop (who recently headlined the movie “X Men: Days of Future Past”).
Whilce was also a co-founder of the Image Comics, an American comic book publisher founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators.At Image, Whilce launched “Wetworks” and released the successful independent book Stone.
In 1996, he returned to Marvel to draw Heroes Reborn: Iron Man followed by X Force. In 2000, Whilce signed up with DC Comics and released the second run of Wetworks and worked on Batman Confidential, Authority, Stormwatch and Batman/Superman.
To date, Whilce has returned working independently for Image,Marvel and DC. He did Spawn, Artifacts, Hulk, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X Men and graced various Marvel/DC covers and has launched his new creator-owned book called Non-Humans for Image with Glen Brunswick (writer of new Line Cinema’s Frequency) and a new scifi book from this team is on the drawing board.
Want to meet this amazing artist? Then come to FACTS Spring Edition 2017, on April 1st and 2nd, in Flanders Expo Ghent!
Present at FACTS: 2017-1-Spring