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IDW to Publish Ashley Wood's Magazine "Swallow"

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San Diego, CA (December 2, 2004) Ashley Wood is one of the most acclaimed illustrators in comic books. His work on Popbot and art books like Grande Fanta have garnered him numerous fans and awards from both the art and comic communities. Now IDW Publishing is very pleased to announce that they will be presenting Swallow: Book One. Swallow is a magazine devoted to modern illustration and the artists that produce it.

The debut issue of Swallow features some of the biggest names in modern illustration, as well as amazing new illustrators you need to discover! The first issue features work by Ash himself, along with George Pratt, Celia Calle, Jeremy Geddes, Phil Hale, Team Kitten, Mike Huddleston, and many more.

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"This is the magazine I always want to find when I hit the racks, but don't," says Ashley Wood. "Great modern illustrators, extended folios-no single illustrations here! Lots of pictures, that's what Swallow is about, period!"

Swallow is the perfect opportunity for fans of progressive art to check out lavish artwork that can usually only be found in a gallery. The different styles that are brought together under these two covers will be a feast for the eyes. Ashley Wood's art has been a cornerstone to the foundation of IDW Publishing's emphasis on exciting new art styles in the comics world.

Swallow: Book One is a full-color, 120-page magazine on sale in February 2005.

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IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea + Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients including The Upper Deck Company, Electronic Arts, Ultima Online, WizKids, Cartoon Network, Sony Online Entertainment, Nickelodeon, and many more. IDW Publishing focuses on a small number of high-quality titles. Among them are CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith's 30 Days of Night and its sequels, Dark Days and

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