We catch up with Leinil Francis Yu and chat about breaking into comics, his work on Wolverine, the industry in Asia and his thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Leinil broke into mainstream comics under Whilce Portacio’s tutelage starting his nearly 20 year career in the pages of Marvel’s Wolverine.
He has since worked on various X-titles before briefly sliding over briefly to DC’s Superman Birthright and 2 creatorowned projects: Highroads and Silentdragon, co-created with Lobdell and Diggle respectively.
The return to Marvel gave us titles like Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, New Avengers and the Mega crossover book: Secret Invasion with Brian Bendis. Never taking a break, he’s produced artwork for Avengers, Ultimate Avengers, the Millar co-creations Superior and Supercrooks and many other titles for Marvel Comics.
Leinil first penciled Wolverine in issue #113. Cover by Kubert.
Wolverine #115 – First Wolverine cover by Leinil.
Leinil and Claremont work on X-Men #100
Leinil’s latest work with Marvel – Star Wars’ Darth Vader
Currently his work can be found in Secret Wars: Civil War written by Charles Soule.