Whilce Portacio
X Men's Bishop creator, Whilce Portacio, is joining the first Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest. Portacio launched his career in the comic book industry when Marvel editor Carl Potts offered him an inking job in "Alien Legion" and "Longshot" in 1985. Afterwhich, Portacio was handed a pencilling job in "Strikeforce: Morituri."

Portacio eventually worked his way to the top of Marvel's artist roster. He was given the chance to create his own character for "X-Men" named Bishop (first appeared in "Uncanny X-Men" #282 in 1991). Portacio has also worked on "Legion of Night." "The Punisher." "X Factor", "Uncanny X Men," "Heroes Reborn: Iron Man," and "X Force." Portacio was also one of the seven founders of Image Comics. He created "Wetworks," a team of black ops soldiers in the Wildstorm Universe for Image, which celebrated its 20 years.

Portacio has worked on Marvel, DC and Image titles like "Iron Man: Heroes Reborn," "Punisher," "X Force," "Journey Into Mystery," "Hulk," "Authority," "Stormwatch," "Batman Confidential," "Superman/Batman," "Spawn," "Darkness," and "Stone" which was also hailed as the best-selling independent book in '98. Portacio recently returned to creator-owned book collaborating with Glen Brunswick on "Non-Humans."
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