Ashley Wood is an Australian award winning illustrator and designer who has worked in the fields of advertising, comics, computer games, book covers, trading cards and action figures since the early 1990s.
He started his career with stories in Australian publications followed shortly thereafter with stories published in 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd Megazine, Image (Hellspawn, Sam and Twitch), Marvel (Ghost Rider 2099, X-Men), DC’s Wildstorm (Automatic Kafka), IDW (Metal Gear Solid, Popbot, Lore, World War Robot) and worked with a variety of other publishers. He is also a Spectrum and Communication Arts Award winner and Eisner Award nominee.
In recent years, Ashley has joined forces with well-known Hong Kong-based toy maker Kim Fung to form ThreeA Toys which has become a highly successful and innovative creator of a range of detailed action figures and other products based on Ashley’s creative vision. ThreeA recently acquired the licence to produce 2000AD toys, HALO figures and 1/6 scale re-imagined Marvel figures (Iron Man, Spider-Man, Dr Doom) and DC figures (Steel Age Batman) amongst other licensed products.
ThreeA also won the “Manufacturer of the Year” award and Ashley was awarded “Artist of the Year” at the Designer Toy Awards 2011 and was again nominated in that category for the 2013 awards.
A number of Ashley’s creator owned properties have been optioned by movie studios including World War Robot (Disney with Jerry Bruckheimer producing), Lore (Warner Bros. with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attached to the project) and Popbot (Resolution Independent).
Ashley has also been invited to exhibit his works at galleries around the globe including Beijing (2010), New York (2012, 2016), Paris (2013), Tokyo (2015) to name a few such exhibitions.
Ashley looks forward to meeting all his fans in Perth in June 2016, and will participate in signing sessions throughout Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm).
This information is correct at the time of writing but please check the Event Programme for the final timetable, including time and location within the events.
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