Harvey Tolibao

Artist - Jean Grey, X-Men, Green Arrow


Harvey Montecillo Tolibao was born in June 25, 1981 and raised in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines. Prior to breaking into comics, Harvey Montecillo Tolibao was a furniture designer, cartoonist, graphic artist, illustrator, web designer, tattoo artist and messenger. During these careers, Harvey dreamed of being a comic book artist. Initially inspired by the art of both Jim Lee and local Filipino comics, Harvey finally received his big break in 2007 from Marvel comics with an Iron Man Annual. Since then Harvey has worked on Psylocke, Heroes for Hire, Silver Surfer, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Avengers The Initiative, War of Kings, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and many others. Harvey has been involved in DC’s New 52 relaunch, working initially on Green Lantern New Guardians and more recently on Green Arrow.

He started dreaming to be a Comic Book Illustrator in 1991 and start collecting local comics and inspired by foreign comic artist Jim Lee. He studied Information Technology and held down with various job including furniture designer, cartoonist, graphic artist, illustrator, web designer, tattoo artist and messenger, but he was determine to pursue his dream of becoming a comic book artist.

In 2007, Marvel gave him his big break on an Iron Man Annual. Since then he has been working as a freelance artist for Marvel Comics. He has worked on What If?: Civil War; Young Avengers: Hulking; Ultimate X-Men with Robert Kirkman; Secret Invasion Avengers: The Initiative Tie Up; Darkhawk; Snowbird; Nation X; he was popularly known for his mini-series, Psylocke (written by Chris Yost); X-Men: Hellbound (written by Christopher Yost); Uncanny X-Men and Variant Covers for Heroes For Hire. As the year 2011 begins, Harvey is working with Greg Pak and Stephen Segovia on the Silver Surfer Series. By the end of the year, DC gave him a shot for “Green Project,” it starts with “Sinestro Corps war,” then collaboration of the writer Tony Bedard on “New Guardians” Green Lantern series. Year 2012, DC had a deck shuffling and creates a new team Harvey and (written by Ann Nocenti) for Green Arrow series.  

In the same year, Harvey Tolibao co-founded along with his team started to run HMT Studios and works on various Game Design for Japanese Game Companies. He was working on Zenescope and Valiant Covers and the new adventure along with homages Bond Girls known as Danger Girl of IDW. By the end of the year 2013, Harvey repossess in Marvel Company doing Uncanny X-force.  At the same year, he then released his New Sketchbook 1888 where a collective of ballpoint artworks was published and launched in PopCon Asia 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Later another amazing stuff happened when he do the most anticipated book X-Men V4 run beginning issue 18 with Marc Guggenheim and Darkhorse The Ghost Comic Book Series. Recently done the project with Beyond the BOX ‘BEYOND’ comics with Mervin Malonzo and Mannix Abrera.