Leinil Francis Yu is a Filipino comic book artist, who began working for the American market through Wildstorm Productions. In an interview published in Marvel’s Daily Bugle newsletter, he described his style as “Dynamic Pseudo-Realism. via

Leinil Francis Yu was first recognized after winning the Wizard’s Drawing Board Contest, his first published work. He was first hired by Whilce Portacio to do some work for Wildstorm and started his comic book artist’s career on Aster: The Last Celestial Knight #3 (with Ronaldo Roxas) in the mid 90’s. Portacio then passed on samples of Yu’s work to Marvel Comics, who subsequently hired him to work on Wolverinevia

After his run on Wolverine he moved on to work on Marvel’s core X-Men title in 2000, which was being written by Chris Claremont at the time. Yu continued to work on other Marvel titles such as Fantastic FourUltimate Wolverine vs. Hulk and New Avengers. He also co-created High Roads with writer Scott Lobdell at Cliffhanger, and Superman: Birthright with Mark Waid and Silent Dragon with Andy Diggle at DC Comics. via

His run on Marvel’s New Avengers series ended with #37 so he could begin working on Secret Invasion, which was written by Brian Michael Bendis. He also completed his work on the long-delayed Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk series after finishing the miniseries Secret Invasion, before going on to work on Ultimate Comics: Avengers 2 with writer Mark Millar. via

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