Steve Leialoha

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Steve Leialoha
Steve Leialoha.jpg
Born (1952-01-27)January 27, 1952 (61 years old)
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller, Inker

Steve Leialoha (born January 27, 1952)[1] is an American comic book artist whose work first came to prominence in the 1970s. He has worked primarily as an inker, though occasionally as a penciller, for several publishers, including Marvel Comics and later DC Comics.

Biography[edit]

Cover for Spider-Woman #8 (November 1978). Art by Carmine Infantino and Steve Leialoha.

Leialoha's professional career began in 1975 with the early independent comic book Star*Reach,[2] drawing the five-page story "Wooden Ships on the Water", adapted by writer Mike Friedrich from the song by Crosby, Stills, and Kantner, in issue #3 (Sept. 1975).[3] He continued to contribute to Star*Reach and the same publisher's Quack for four years.

Leialoha freelanced as a regular contributor to Marvel from 1976 to 1988,[2] working on such series as Warlock, Star Wars,[4] Spider-Woman, the Spider-Man title Marvel Team-Up, the Firestar limited series, New Mutants and Howard the Duck.[3] He and writer J. M. DeMatteis co-created "Greenberg the Vampire" in Bizarre Adventures #29 (Dec. 1981).[5]

In the 1990s, Leialoha began working at DC on Batman and other characters; at Harris Comics on Vampirella; and at Claypool Comics on Soulsearchers and Company. The following decade, he became the regular inker on most of the issues (through 2013) of the DC/Vertigo series Fables, penciled by Mark Buckingham, for which they won the Eisner Award for "Best Penciller/Inker Team" in 2007.[6][7]

He lives in San Francisco with his partner, comics artist Trina Robbins.

Writer Larry Hama named G.I. Joe character Edward Leialoha (code name Torpedo) after Steve Leialoha.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

Claypool Comics[edit]

  • Soulsearchers and Company #4-5, 7-8, 10-13, 15-22, 25-26, 28-46, 48-50 (1993-2001)

Comico[edit]

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Marvel Comics[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2003: Won Eisner Award for "Best New Series" and "Best Serialized Story" for Fables #1-5: "Legends in Exile" with Bill Willingham and Lan Medina.[9]
  • 2005: Won Eisner Award for "Best Serialized Story", for Fables #19–27: "March of the Wooden Soldiers" with Willingham and Mark Buckingham.[10]
  • 2006: Won Eisner Award for "Best Serialized Story", for Fables #36–38, 40–41: "Return to the Homelands" with Willingham and Buckingham.[11]
  • 2007: Won Eisner Award for "Best Artist/Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team", for Fables with Buckingham.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Steve Leialoha". Lambiek Comiclopedia. 2007. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Steve Leialoha at the Grand Comics Database
  4. ^ Sanderson, Peter; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1970s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 180. ISBN 978-0756641238. 
  5. ^ DeFalco, Tom "1980s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 202: "Writer J. M. DeMatteis and artist Steve Leialoha eplored a new take on the vampire myth with Greenberg."
  6. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "Fables", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, Dorling Kindersley, pp. 72–81, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015 
  7. ^ a b "2007 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on August 24, 2012. 
  8. ^ Bellomo, Mark (2009). The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994: Identification and Price Guide. Krause Publications. p. 34. ISBN 978-0896899223. 
  9. ^ "2003 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 25, 2012. 
  11. ^ "2006 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. 

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