ASHLEY A. WOODS - BITTER ROOT, Inspired by blending military and fantasy themes, Woods created, wrote, and fully illustrated her action-fantasy comic, "Millennia War", during her senior year of high school and freshman year of college and self-published the first issue of the series in March 2006. The series currently has seven issues and a graphic novel." In 2015, her piece, "Family Portrait", was the opening work in APB: Artists Against Police Brutality, a crowdfunded comic book anthology that benefited the Innocence Project. Her first professional work came in 2015, when she began working with Sebastian A. Jones and Amandla Stenberg on the series Niobe: She is Life after meeting them at the Black Comic Arts Festival in San Francisco, California six months earlier.

 

In 2016, she illustrated the four-issue limited series Ladycastle for Boom! Studios. Published over the first half of 2017, the series brought her popular attention, leading SyFy to call Woods a "breakout artist".

 

Dark Horse Comics hired Woods to pencil the four-issue limited series Tomb Raider: Survivor's Crusade, published November 2017 through February 2018. This series was particularly satisfying for Woods, who was already a fan of the Tomb Raider games.

 

She next provided cover work for the Image Comics title, "Bitter Root", "Excellence" (Skybound & Image Comics), Marvel's Shuri from "Black Panther", and interiors for the Viking comic, "HEATHEN", with VAULT Comics which also has a movie in the works. She then expanded to television and worked on the Jordan Peele (Get Out) and J. J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) produced TV show, Lovecraft Country, based on the drama/horror novel by writer Matt Ruff. Her latest work can be seen in the upcoming "Jupiter Invincible" with Pulitzer Prize winning author Yusef Komunyakaa which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival June 2021 and "Wonder Woman Black & Gold" for DC Comics July 2021.

ASHLEY A. WOODS - BITTER ROOT

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