Born in 1971, Ashley Wood is an internationally acclaimed Australian painter, designer, art director, and comic book artist. He started his career working with Marvel, DC and Image Comics and then moved on working mainly with IDW Publishing. Works such as the digital comic "Metal Gear Solid 2: Bande Dessinee" and the game "Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty" earned him popularity in the gaming industry. Wood co-founded a toy company called ThreeA based in Hong Kong that produced many world-famous figurines. Since 2008, he has designed hundreds of original toys, characters, robots, books, and apparel. He has created many iconic worlds, stories and characters, such as the Popbot series, the World War Robot series, Lore, Automatic Kafka, Zombies vs Robots, Spawn Book of the Dead and more.