Whilce Portacio

Whilce Portacio

Infobox Comics creator

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nationality = Filipino-American
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website = http://www.whilcewetworks.blogspot.com/

Whilce Portacio (born July 8, 1963) is a Filipino-American comic book artist.


Born in Sangley Point, Cavite City, Philippines, Portacio started out as an inker at Marvel Comics in 1985. Later he was given assignments as a penciller as well. Portacio became noted for his work on such titles as "The Punisher", "X-Factor", and the "Uncanny X-Men". However, in 1992, Portacio left Marvel to co-found Image Comics with six other high-profile artists. he quickly withdrew from Image, however, due to his sister's illness. He eventually published his title "Wetworks" through Jim Lee's Wildstorm imprint in 1994. Other notable series that Portacio has worked on include "Stone" and Marvel's controversial Heroes Reborn storyline within "Iron Man".

In August, 2000, Portacio fell into a diabetic coma as a result of a failing pancreas. He woke up a week later, thirty pounds lighter, and unable to walk, stand or even draw. Only six months later he was able to pick up a pencil and draw. According to his blog, "My mind could see what I wanted to draw but my hand couldn't accomplish it." [citeweb |url=http://whilcewetworks.blogspot.com/2006/12/hey-people.html |title=Wetworks:The Creative Process |author=Whilce Portacio |month=December 6 |year=2006 |accessmonthday=April 30 |accessyear=2007]

In 2006, Portacio returned to his artistic duties at Wildstorm on "Wetworks" vol. 2, which was being written by Mike Carey. Unfortunately, Portacio's reputation for being unable to maintain a steady work schedule caught up with him again as "Wetworks "vol. 2 suffered from numerous delays and Portacio ended up leaving the book with issue #6, but he continues to illustrate cover art monthly since leaving as the book's interior artist. Fact|date=April 2007 The new "Wetworks" series was short-lived though, lasting only 15 issues. He also began art duties on the new monthly DC Comics series "Batman Confidential".

On June 9, 2008 it was announced that Portacio would be the new artist on "Spawn" starting in October 2008 with issue #185, providing pencils with "Spawn" creator Todd MacFarlane returning as co-writer with Brian Holguin as the new creative team.


*"Longshot" vol. 1 #1-6 (inker)
*"New Mutants" vol. 1 #43 (inker)
*"Wetworks "vol. 2 #1-6 (pencils); 1-Present as cover artist
*"X Factor" vol. 1 #63-69 (pencils & Co-Plotter)
*"Uncanny X-Men" vol. 1 #281-286 (pencils & plot), 289-290 (pencils)
*"Spawn" vol. 1 #185- (pencils)
*"X Force" vol. 1 #102-109 (pencils)
*"Legion of Night 1 & 2



*comicbookdb|type=creator|id=1097|title=Whilce Portacio
* [http://marvel.com/catalog/?artist=Whilce%20Portacio Whilce Portacio] on Marvel.com

External links

* [http://www.whilcewetworks.blogspot.com/ Portacio's Blog on "Wetworks": The Creative Process]
* [http://www.newsarama.com/comics/080602-SpawnWhicle.html Whilce Portacio on Spawn with MacFarlane June 9, 2008]

succession box | title="X-Factor" (vol. 1) artist| before=Walter Simonson
after=Larry Stroman| years=1991

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