Over two weekends this June, IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams and Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall will be on hand at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney and Perth, Australia, giving international fans an inside look at the workings and future of IDW Publishing! Together, they’ll be hosting panels, signing books, and celebrating IDW’s 15th Anniversary with fans from across the globe.
From June 13-15, Adams and Ryall can be found at the Sydney Showground, when Supanova kicks off in the metropolitan hub. At the IDW booth, you can stock up on IDW books as well as pick up an exclusive Supanova convention cover to Mars Attacks: First Born #2, written by Ryall and illustrated by Sam Kieth. The exclusive image adorning the cover is the first-ever “photo-selfie” with Adams and Ryall. This unique convention exclusive is limited to 250 copies for each of the Supanova conventions they will be attending this summer.
Also signing at the IDW booth will be artist/designer Ashley Wood, who will be showcasing an exclusive action figure through his 3A Toys line, as well as an array of his many IDW art books and comics, such as Zombies vs Robots, co-created with Ryall. TMNT cover/trading-card artist, Jon Sommariva, will also be signing and sketching at the IDW booth during the conventions.
At each of the two conventions, Adams and Ryall will be hosting two IDW-focused panels; one of which details the history of the company, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014; the other panel will be an open forum to discuss new and upcoming projects and field questions from fans, too. In Sydney, the first panel will take place on Saturday at 10:30, with the second following on Sunday at 11:00. Please refer to the Supanova website for additional information and panel times in Perth.
IDW will be conducting Cover Talent Search sessions and General Portfolio Reviews at both shows. In Sydney, cover artists can bring their portfolios by the booth on Friday, from 15:00 – 16:00, and 14:30 – 15:30 on Saturday and Sunday. General portfolio reviews will be conducted from 16:30 – 17:30 on Friday, and 16:00 – 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
The following weekend, June 20th – 22nd Supanova and IDW head to the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, where panels, portfolio reviews, and access to the exclusive Mars Attacks cover will again be taking place throughout the weekend. Aspiring artists in Perth can bring their cover work for review from 14:30 – 15:30 on Saturday and Sunday, and general portfolios by between16:00 – 17:00.
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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce Machine Sabbath, a series of new works by Australian artist Ashley Wood, in what will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States. On Saturday, October 20th, there will be a print released at 1pm, and the opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 6—9pm.
Ashley Wood applies an expressionist approach to erotic imagery. His female subjects and their surrounding environments are partially obscured and fragmented by extreme contrasts in light and shadow.
Wood’s vigorous painting technique combines multiple layers of oil, acrylic and glazes, resulting in a painterly quality and high-gloss, drippy aesthetic. In addition to works on panel and canvas, Machine Sabbath also features two mixed media collages consisting of photographic Polaroid images as well as two sculptures of shapely right legs wearing strappy high-heeled sandals, each adorned with paintings of nudes on the outer calf.
In the artist’s words, “Machine Sabbath is an inquiry into the ambiguity of silent suburban backyards, the conversations that take place between the denizens of those private spaces and the machines that think for us.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ashley Wood was born in 1971 and is currently based in Perth, Australia. An award winning artist and illustrator, he is highly regarded for his work in many mediums.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
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San Diego, CA (June 30, 2011)—At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, art and comic fans have one more must on their lists, as IDW Publishing announced today that world-renowned artist and creator Ashley Wood will be a special guest at the convention. Headquartered at the IDW Booth #2643, Ashley will hold regular signings, and be featured in a spotlight panel, hosted by IDW’s co-founder and chief executive officer, Ted Adams. Ashley fans can also look forward to an impressive array of exclusive or hard to find items, including toys and books.
“Ash and I have worked together for more than 15 years. We met when I was running Todd McFarlane’s comic books and the first book IDW published was Ash’s first art collection, Uno Fanta. I’m looking forward to chatting with him about his career during his spotlight panel and the two books we’re launching at SDCC are flat-out amazing,” said Adams.
Before Comic-Con kicks off, fans can pre-order several limited edition Ashley Wood items through IDW, including POPBOT BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK, which collects the long sold-out POPBOT Volumes 1 through 8. This huge 11″ x 14″ hardcover collection showcases over 400 pages of Ashley Wood art and comes with a slipcase. Strictly limited to 500 copies.
Also available for pre-order is FAT TARINO, offering the impossible to find art books UNO FANTA, DOS FANTA and TRES FANTA, all in one gorgeous hardcover. This slipcased edition features over 350 pages of Ashley Wood art and is strictly limited to 500 copies.
Zombies vs Robots fans are also in for a treat, with the exclusive new hardcover edition of the COMPLETE ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS. The acclaimed, 160-page volume, written by co-creator Chris Ryall and fully illustrated by Ash, is now available in an exclusive hardcover for only $29.99, and is limited to approximately 400 copies.
During San Diego Comic-Con, fans can meet Ashley at any of his scheduled signings at the IDW booth, as well as attend his Spotlight Panel, on Friday, July 22 at 4.30 p.m. in room 24ABC. Stay tuned to IDWPublishing.com for Ashley’s signing schedule.
POPBOT BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK ($125, hardcover with slipcase, 424 pages, 11” X 14”) is available for pre-order through IDW Publishing, for pick up at San Diego Comic Con or delivery after August 1.
FAT TARINO ($100, hardcover with slipcase, 360 pages, 12” X 12”) is available for pre-order through IDW Publishing, for pick up at San Diego Comic Con or delivery after August 1.
COMPLETE ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS ($29.99, hardcover, 160 pages) will be available at San Diego Comic-Con through IDW Publishing.
Comic-Con International has announced the addition of 8 more guests to their Special Guest List for the 2011 convention:
- Joyce Brabner
- Peter Kuper
- Paul Levitz
- Jerry Robinson
- Jeff Smith
- J. Michael Straczynski
- Peter J. Tomasi
- Ashley Wood.
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