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Ashley Wood is an Australian designer and illustrator. He created artworks and illustrations for Contra: Shattered Soldier and Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX.

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Ashley Wood is an award-winning artist and illustrator famous for his work across a variety of media including comics, video games, TV, movies, and toys. His comic work has been published by DC Comics, Marvel, Image, and IDW Publishing.

With IDW Publishing, Wood saw great critical and commercial success with projects like Zombies Vs Robots, World War Robot, Popbot, Doomed, and the Metal Gear Solid comics adaptation, which was produced in conjunction with legendary Japanese game designer Hideo Kojima. He also provided cover art to the original 30 Days of Night miniseries, as well as the series reboot in 2018. IDW has also published several of Ashley Wood's artbooks, including Adventure Kartel and Tomorrow Kings, both of which are based on custom action figures created by Wood's own 3A company, a Hong Kong-based production house that manufactures premium toys and prints based on Wood's designs.

Outside of comics, Woods has designed art for video games, including several titles of the Metal Gear Solid series, Halo 3, and Contra: Shattered Soldier, and designed action figures for companies like Todd McFarlane Toys, Sideshow, and his own 3A brand.

He recently expanded into the world of music via a comic book collaboration with South African superstars Die Antwoord.

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