Whilce Portacio

The X-Men's Bishop Was Based On

The X-Men’s Bishop Was Based On Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes

Created by Whilce Portacio and John Byrne for Uncanny X-Men #282, published in 1991, Bishop was a time-travelling mutant from the future with a mission. Yes, another one. And while he has been portrayed as a black character, he was originally intended by Portacio to be Filipino in ethnic origin. Well at the Supermanila comic […]

Whilce Portacio Covers Killers for Valiant Pre-Order Bundle

Whilce Portacio Covers Killers for Valiant Pre-Order Bundle

Valiant has announced the details of their pre-order bunder for Killers, the new series by B. Clay Moore and Fernando Dagnino hitting stores in July. For readers who pre-order Killers #1-5, they will not only get trade paperback style bonus content with each issue, but also exclusive variant covers for each one by superstar artist […]

The Image Revolution Is Available To Stream For Free On Amazon Prime, Hoopla

In 1992, six young buck comic book artists left Marvel Comics to start a creator-owned revolution. Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Ser Robert Liefeld, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Whilce Portacio, and Jim Valentino left the books they were drawing at Marvel, created new characters that for the most part looked suspiciously similar to the ones they […]

Keeping Comics In Comic Conventions – A Chat With Martha Donato Of NJCE

Eight years ago Mad Event Management started up the Long Beach Comic Con. They had a good idea that it would work because they had done it before, with Wizard World. A group of East Coasters started a successful show on the West Coast. They’ve grown that into a second show in New Jersey that […]

Whilce Portacio Covers Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift

Image Comics co-founder Whilce Portacio has done a variant cover for the first issue of Legendary Comics new series Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift. The series, based on the Guillermo del Toro film, will be written by Joshua Fialkov and drawn by Marcos Marz. The issue goes on sale November 4th and will have […]

This Week, Ben 10 Met A Rob Liefeld Version Of Himself

There’s the Rob Liefeld Cable shoulder pads, Rob Liefeld Shatterstar face mask, Jim Lee Warblade claws and Gambit floppy hair over the top of masks, and Whilce Portacio Iron Man vents, in this week’s episode of Ben 10, he comes up against the nineties excess of comic books, as he meets those responsible for his […]

Image Co-Founder Setting Up Manila Studio And Is Looking For Artists

Image comics co-founder Whilce Portacio is putting together a new brick-and-mortar teaching/working art studio in Manila, Phillippines and he’s putting out a talent search. The search is going to run through out the month of March but he is looking for people to work at the location in Manila. You can send submissions to whilcestudio@gmail.com. […]

Fake Wizard Spawn Sketches, Not By Todd McFarlane And Whilce Portacio

There have been a rash of very poorly executed “rough drafts” of the Wizard Magazine  #205 cover by Whilce Portacio and Todd McFarlane, with equally offensively bad McFarlane signatures on eBay. Firstly “sickbreed” sells one for $99. So why not relist another one for a minimum for $149.99 Then “bobbybacon2336” sells one for $25. Then […]

Images From Wake Up And Draw For Jack Kirby

Today would have been Jack Kirby’s 96th Birthday. To honor the King, the Hero Initiative put together Wake Up And Draw, an event where artist simply draw an image with Kirby in mind and post it on Twitter with the hashtage #wakeupanddraw… The images will then be collected at one place to see and eventually auctioned […]

Being Non-Human – Talking To Whilce And Glen

I read the new Image comic Non-Humans last night on the train on the way to the pub. By the end of the train ride, I wanted to grab people and make them read it with me. I was not expecting the comic to be quite this good. I’m quite the fan of the kind […]

Now Image Comics Has Their Own Comic Con Just Down The Road

You can see the thinking, sat at the Image Comics booth at a variety of comic conventions across North America… all that travelling, all that fuss, all that money – and then you have to share attention with Marvel, DC, Twilight, Robert Downey Jr… what would it be like to have all that attention for […]