Yıldıray Çınar Biography
Yıldıray Çınar is a comic book artist known for his work on the American comic book Noble Causes.
Çınar helped create a photocopy-fanzine publishing group called Capa Comics group in 1997, to which he has continued to contribute up until today from time to time. Capa Comics group has established links with several bigger publishers today and both Yıldıray and his colleagues have published their work in national magazines on several occasions, under common banners of Capa Comics group and the other publisher.
His creations from this time include Sürgün, Maskeli, Karabasan and İman Limited.
Although remaining in Istanbul, Çınar started producing for the American comic book market. He was first hooked up with Digital Webbing Press and illustrated stories of Nothingface and Fist of Justice which appeared in numerous issues of the anthology Digital Webbing Presents. He has also produced the art for a graphic novel published by Digital Webbing titled Nothingface.
His Image Comics work began started with a pin-up he draw for Savage Dragon #118. He subsequently illustrated a short story for Savage Dragon #126.
He later worked on Jay Faerber's Image series Noble Causes, on which he served as regular penciler beginning with #27.
After working on the DC Comics series Teen Titans, he began as the regular artist on Legion of Super-Heroes, which debuted in 2010 under veteran Legion writer Paul Levitz.
He has been named the artist, with writer Tom Taylor, of "Superior Iron Man" at Marvel, starting November 2014.
Personal lifeÇınar currently lives in Istanbul.
= ComicsSavage Dragon #126 (short story)
Nothingface GN (Digital Webbing)
Nothingface short story (in Digital Webbing Presents #5)
Fist of Justice (in Digital Webbing Presents #31)
Noble Causes #27–40 (with Jay Faerber, Image Comics, February 2007 - March 2009)
Tales of the Starlight Drive-In (Image Comics, July 2008)
Dynamo 5 #14–16, 21–22 (with Jay Faerber, Image Comics, June–September 2008, April–June 2009)
Teen Titans #69, 71–76, 79–82 (pencils, with Sean McKeever, DC Comics, May–December 2009)
Action Comics #888 (cover, DC Comics, May–December 2009)
Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6 #1–16 (with Paul Levitz, DC Comics, May 2010, forthcoming)
Fury of Firestorm #1–6, #9–12, #0 (DC Comics, 2011)
Earth 2 #7, #8, #13, #15.1 (DC Comics, 2012)
Batman/Superman #3 (DC Comics, 2013)
Adventures of Superman #5 (DC Comics, 2013)
Worlds' Finest #9, #22 (DC Comics, 2013)
Supergirl #26-31 (DC Comics, 2014)
Superior Iron Man #1-9 (Marvel Comics, 2014-)
Metal Men #1-6 (DC Comics, 2016-)
Cable #3-4 (Marvel Comics, 2017-)
Weapon X #12-14, #17-19, #22, 23 (Marvel Comics, 2018-)
Uncanny X-Men #3, #6, #9 (Marvel Comics, 2019-)
= Sketch cardsSketch card work includes:
Women of Marvel Sketch Cards (Rittenhouse Archives, 2008)
Fantastic Four Archives Sketch Cards (Rittenhouse Archives, 2008)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Sketch Cards (Rittenhouse Archives, 2009)
Spider-Man Archives Sketch Cards (Rittenhouse Archives, 2009)
ReferencesYıldıray Çınar at the Grand Comics Database
External linksOfficial website
Yıldıray Çınar at the Comic Book DB (archived from the original)
Yildiray Cinar, at Twitter
Yildiray CINAR, at DeviantArt
Yıldıray Cinar, at MySpace
Yıldıray Cinar, at ComicSpace
Interview, by Jay Faerber, Newsarama, February 27, 2007