Francis Portela, born in Spain, has worked for both DC Comics and Valiant Entertainment. He is currently teaching at the Joso School for Comic-Book artists after he has been a student at the school himself. Francis started working on American comic-books both as a penciler (two issues of GI Joe: Frontline for Image / Devil’s Due) and as an inker, in books like “Batman: Gotham Knights” (with Al Barrionuevo) for DC Comics, and “The Resistance” (with Juan Santacruz) for Wildstorm.
Later, he started pencilling for Marvel, the company which he still works together with nowadays. He has worked on titles as Araña: The Heart of the spider, Captain Universe: X-23, “Heroes for Hire” and a short period on Black Panther. Besides that, he has also worked on three issues of Wolverine: First Class.
The first collaboration he had worked on was together with writer Fred van Lente which was on the miniseries: Supervillain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11. After this, they continued their process of working together on “Vulture: Web of Spider-Man #5” and the “Halo: Blood Line” miniseries for DC Comics. Finally, Francis has worked on books like “Legion of Superheroes”, “Green Lantern” and “Pandora”.
Next to teaching, Francis is currently working for Valiant, the company where he co-created the “Faith” miniseries. He has also worked on books like “Ivar: Timewalker”, “Generation Zero”, “Stalinverse: Archer & Armstrong”, “Ninjak #0” and many others!
His new project is Hardcore: Reloaded, for Robert Kirkman’s company, Skybound and Image Comics!