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US VENTURE EPILOGUE
SAN DIEGO 2017
ART  TOYS SCULPTURE
JULY 19-23RD 



About ASHLEY WOOD

Ashley Wood is an internationally acclaimed Australian painter, designer, art director, and comic book artist.  In 2008, Wood co-founded ThreeA where he has designed and produced hundreds of collectible figures, published books, and designed apparel. World War Robot, Popbot, Adventure Kartel, and The World of Isobelle Pascha are just a few of the myriad of original toy lines based on Wood and writer T.P. Louise’s creator-owned series that set the fundamental aesthetics for ThreeA’s risk taking approach to design and attention to detail. Over the years Wood has collaborated with the world's most iconic properties in film, comic books, and with musical artists including Transformers, Marvel, DC, 2000 AD, Die Antwoord, Metal Gear Solid and more! Wood is in constant motion developing new epic stories and expanding universes populated with his designs and creations across multiple mediums.  

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ABOUT PAUL POPE

Paul Pope is an American artist/designer living and working in New York City. He has been working primarily in comics and screenprinting since the early '90s. Pope’s numerous media clientele consist of comic book and manga publishers, fashion labels, film and television studios, record labels, and musical artists. In 2010 Pope was recognized as a Master Artist by the American Council Of The Arts. His short science fiction comic strip Strange Adventures (DC Comics)--an homage to the Flash Gordon serials of the '30s-- won the coveted National Cartoonist Society's Reuben Award for Best Comic Book of the year. He has won 5 Eisners to date. His latest book, Battling Boy, debuted at #1 on the New York Times best-seller list, his third book to hit the NYT Top 10. 

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ABOUT SIUYIN

Siuyin is a Hong Kong artist currently residing in Tokyo. Siuyin is a designer, photographer, and a creative driving force behind ThreeA. Siuyin designs and creates beautiful original hand sculpted and hand painted Ball Jointed Dolls. Her photographs capture voyeuristic and ethereal portraits of her sculptures. Her keen eye for fashion and sense of design are key elements with her frequent collaborations with artist Ashley Wood and ThreeA.   

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ABOUT SYD BEE

Syd Bee is a Seattle-based painter whose works explore dream-like worlds and haunting subject matter entwined in cotton-candy-esque palettes. Working in oils, Bee employs a technique of creating a pastel-hued delicate glow around her subjects adding to their ethereal nature. She can often be found in her studio surrounded by a library of fairy tales, comic books, and two fat cats.

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ABOUT WILLIAM WRAY

William Wray is a California Painter and Cartoonist.  Trained as a fine artist, his eclectic artistic range has extended from the pages of Mad Magazine, to writing and drawing Comic books and has wide television animation experience from art to animation directing.  Wray’s contemporary fine art work blends realism with abstract expressionism, creating energetic paintings that blend the two styles. Desolate urban landscapes, Cartoon dystopia, and superheroes frequently populate his subject matter. 

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ABOUT GEOF DARROW

Geof Darrow is an American comic book artist, designer, and creator known for Hard Boiled, Big Guy and Rusty, and The Shaolin Cowboy. His works are celebrated for their trademark ultra violence, irony, and meticulous level of detail. Darrow studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine art and has worked as a character designer for several animated series. Darrow collaborated with the Wachowskis on The Matrix film series and Speed Racer as Conceptual Designer. Darrow works with the Legislative Drafting Institute for Child Protection in association with child advocate and author Andrew Vachss .

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