Welcome to the World of Ashley Wood!

Introduction

IDW Publishing and award-winning artist and illustrator have grown up together. Our first project as a publisher was with Ash, and since then, he's gone on to create greatness for us in the form of numerous projects, many of which are displayed below. If you like what you see, head over to our store, where you can get the latest Ash book--we promise you won't be disappointed.

Comics

Tank Girl
Coming in May of 2007, Ash will work with Tank Girl co-creator/writer Alan Martin on an all-new, four-part Tank Girl adventure, Tank Girl: The Gifting. While Ash will be handling the character for the first time, Scotland-based Alan Martin is returning to the character he originated with artist Jamie Hewlett (also of Gorillaz fame). The Gifting will feature a series of non-linear stories (as you'd expect in a proper Tank Girl adventure) with such titles as "The Dogsh*t in Barney's Handbag," "Kill Jumbo," and "The Innocent Die First."

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D'Airain Aventure
Ashley Wood has been re-thinking, renouncing and revitalizing typical approaches to comic books since he entered the industry over a decade ago. Whether it be through his work on creator-owned titles like Popbot and Lore, his revival of '70s horror magazines in Doomed, his groundbreaking work on Metal Gear Solid, or his series of art books like Sencilla Fanta and Swallow, Wood has continued to push the boundaries of what comics fans should expect from the medium. But never before has he used words and pictures in such a cohesive, ground-breaking way as his January-bound new title, D'Airain Aventure.

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Zombies vs. Robots
It's tech prowess meets undead mayhem! In this tale of carnage from the Eisner Award-nominated team of artist Ashley Wood (Popbot) and writer Chris Ryall (The Great and Secret Show). A post-apocalyptic world overrun by zombies has only one chance at recovery — a team of robots that must protect and clone a lone surviving human baby. They just need to do this amidst the endless hordes of zombies who have been driven rabid by their frustration at inedible bots and their lust to eat the one living brain left on the planet.

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Doomed
IDW Publishing and artist Ashley Wood present the return of the illustrated horror magazines! This special newsprint mag, hearkens back to those creepy, eerie magazine from times past, with adapted tales of woe from some of the greatest horror fiction writers from all eras. Every tale was developed under Ash's auspices, and the mag was art directed by him as well. In the first issue, available now, Ash illustrated a Richard Matheson tale, "Blood Son," adapted by Chris Ryall. And in issue 2, due in April 2006, Ash again tackles a Ryall adaptation, this time "Bagged," a David J. Schow story.

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Metal Gear Solid
IDW Publishing's comic book version of beloved Konami videogame, which detailed genetically-enhanced terrorists threatening the United States with nuclear annihilation and the world’s foremost expert in infiltration and espionage, Solid Snake and his attempts to preserve the peace, exploded onto the market in 2005. The 12-issue series showcased the vituosity of Ashley Wood's artist stylings, and the follow-up, Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty, is graced by Ash's linework as well. Four years after former FoxHound hero Solid Snake saved the day on Shadow Moses Island, a new terrorist organization known as Dead Cell has hijacked the environmental cleanup facility known as the Big Shell and taken the President of the United States hostage. In response to their threat, FoxHound agent Raiden must join forces with a mysterious Navy Seal known as Pliskin to rescue the President and neutralize Dead Cell, whose leader is said to be none other than Solid Snake himself!

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Shadowplay
This special four-part split-book presented the fantastic art of Ashley Wood on a vampire tale called "Shunt."

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Lore
In times past, the world was full of mythical creatures—creatures long since banished and held at bay by the secret society of Shepherds. But when the generational line of Shepherds is broken, a reluctant hero finds her life threatened from every quarter. And the creatures are coming back...

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Popbot
Popbot is a postmodern, stream-of-consiousness joyride, a glorious hodgepodge of ricocheting ideas that slowly unravels into a suspenseful story of lust and revenge.

A semi-regular ongoing series, Popbot will change the way you look at comics. Straight from the mind of Ashley Wood, Popbot features an eclectic cast of characters including a rock-star kitty cat, his robot bodyguard, Sherlock Holmes, Andy Warhol, and sexy groupies.

Popbot is the winner of the Communication Arts 2002 Award of Exellence for Illustration, and has won 2 Spectrum Gold Awards for excellence in Advertising and Comics. Issue 7 of the series is due out in April 2006.

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Art Books

Ash Wood's 48 Nudes
Ashley Wood is proud to present 48 all-new drawings... or should we say "all-nude" drawings? That's right, this title ain't just hyperbole, folks. So if you prefer your art to be clothing-free, this one's for you! Soft-bound in an attractive 11" x 11" format, you can finally add some more Wood to your collection.

Swallow
It's about pictures! A magazine devoted to modern illustration and the artists that produce it. Featuring the biggest names in modern illustration, and amazing illustrators you need to discover! The first two books are on sale now.

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Sencilla Finale
Ashley Wood has earned a legion of fans worldwide with his always amazing, always unique, and always brilliant artwork. Now own the ultimate presentation of Ashley Wood's amazing sketchbook. Take one part sold-out Sencilla Fanta, combine it with a plethora of all-new and never-before-seen sketchwork from Spectrum Award-winning artist Wood, and you get this 400-page grand Finale!

Grande Finale
Spectrum-Award winning artist Ashley Wood is a proven favorite, and this deluxe volume Grande Finale collects the popular–and currently unavailable–art books Uno Fanta, Dos Fanta and Tres Fanta. This collection, due in May, will be presented in a new and larger 8.5” x 11” format and contains 20 more pages of outstanding art than its sold-out little brother, Grande Fanta.

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Sparrow number one
Introducing an entirely new way of looking at comic book art—the Sparrow series of art books. First up in this new line, 48 pages of Ashley Wood goodness, presented in a special 6” x 6” hardcover format.

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Presenting the second volume of IDW Publishing's deluxe hardcover collection of Chester Gould's timeless comic strip, Dick Tracy. Volume Two once again contains nearly 500 comic strips from the series' early years, covering material that originally ran from May 1933 through January 1935.


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Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show

A 12-part adaptation of master of horror Clive Barker's epic journey into the fantastic begins in March. Adapted by the creative team of George A. Romero's Land of the Dead, Chris Ryall and artist Gabriel Rodriguez.

Doomed

Doomed is IDW Publishing’s black and white horror magazine that hearkens back to the Eerie and Creepy mags of old. Come in and check it out... if you dare!




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New This Week

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  • 30 Days of Night:
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  • Metal Gear Solid:
    Sons of Liberty #10
  • War of the Undead TPB
  • Ash Wood's 48 Nude Girls

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