Bishop (of Uncanny X Men) 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 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 (based on Filipino myths).
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 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 due this year.