Ashley Wood is an Australian artist, comic book author and illustrator who has worked for most major entertainment companies including Dreamworks SKG, Warner Bros., Random House, Marvel Comics, McFarlane Entertainment, IDW, and Konami. His illustration technique is a combination of traditional painting techniques, coupled with digital photography and graphic software.
Currently Ashley divides his time between operating his entertainment company 7174 TYP LTD., creating properties for film, comics, books, and toys; and commercial projects including the Official Metal Gear Solid comic for IDW Publishing, and commissions from the advertising- and entertainment industry.
Using an international network of development partners, coupled with the vast experience 7174 has, the company acts as an “umbrella” organisation which allows Ashley to create, own, and distribute his creations through a variety of media outlets. Already, 7174 has produced the hit comics Popbot and Lore with IDW Publishing, and is currently active in Hollywood and is producing The WBR / World’s Best Robots. Published on a semi-regular basis since 2000, Popbot is an award-winning prestige format comic book written and illustrated by Ashley Wood. The comic features an eclectic cast of characters starring a talking rock star cat, his robot bodyguard, sexy women, robot-ninja assasins, and more !