Yes, there is a story behind that. More later.
He began working as Art Thibert's assistant in the nineties, then worked for Rob Liefeld at Image Comics inking Youngblood, he currents works mostly for Marvel on Avengers and X-Men titles, as well as designing toys for Mattel.
He's had limited DC work, though it included Batman: No Man's Land. Hey, wasn't there a reference to that storyline on the Death Of The Family tapestry? I think there was!