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Çınar was born in Turkey and finished Fine Arts and Graphics department of Anadolu Fine Arts High School located in Eskişehir in 1994 and studied in Cartoon animation up until 2000 at the Anadolu University. Although he worked in the field of animation for commercial films, his real creative interest was on comic book creation.
He 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 Yildiray 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 important creations from this time include Sürgün, Maskeli, Karabasan and İman Limited.
Opening up overseas
Although remaining located 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.
Comics work includes:
- Savage 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 (pencils, with Sean McKeever, DC Comics, May-December 2009)
- Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6 (with Paul Levitz, DC Comics, May 2010, forthcoming)
Sketch 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)
- Official website
- Yildiray Cinar, at DeviantArt
- Yildiray Cinar, at MySpace
- Yildiray Cinar, at ComicSpace
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