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Career

Steve Leialoha is a comic artist, predominately working as an inker with occasional pencil work. He began working in comics in 1975 with contributions to Star*Reach and Quack for independent publisher Star Reach Publications.

After meeting Marvel writer Jim Starlin in Oakland, CA, Leialoha was offered the inker job on Warlock. Impressed with his work on Warlock, Frank Brunner, also local to Oakland, asked Leialoha to be the inker for Howard the Duck. Leialoha continued his work with Marvel for the next several years.

In 1986, Leialoha started contributing cover art and guest inking for DC Comics titles, and soon took on a more consistent role at the publisher. He inked major comics such as Detective Comics and Chronos, and volumes of The Sandman Presents like Petrefax and The Dead Boy Detectives.

In 2002, Vertigo started publishing Fables with Leialoha serving as the main inker for the entirety of the series through 2015. He won several Eisner Awards throughout his tenure on Fables, most recently "Best Penciller/Inker Team" with Mark Buckingham in 2007.

Personal Life

Leialoha was born in San Francisco, where he currently resides with his partner Trina Robbins.

He played bass in a rock band, Seduction of the Innocent, with writer Max Allan Collins, writer/actor Bill Mumy, and actor Miguel Ferrer.

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