Paul Ainsworth is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

American Ninja 2 (1987)

Film Synopsis

On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong investigates the disappearance of several marines, which leads him to The Lion, a super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.

About the Artist

Paul Ainsworth, is a Illustrator Designer residing just outside Toronto, Canada enjoying his suburban family life with his wife and two daughters. Throughout his career, Paul has been a leading creative in many industries and has had national and international success with his art and design. He has been commissioned by the likes of Indycar, Dodge, Sony Entertainment and Legendary Films to name a few. His love for illustration, poster art and design stems from his upbringing in Timmins, Ontario, where his passion for Comic Book art began and helped inspire him to put pencil to paper. Paul is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto. (OCADU)

Why did you choose this film?

I remember really being into ninjas as a kid. I was about 7 years old when this film came out and I remember bits and pieces. I’m going to enjoy getting back into the film and ninjas all together! I lost in a fight once in grade 6 because of trying out “ninja moves”. I’m smarter now. I don’t get into fights. lol

Be sure to check out all of Paul’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this kick ass classic real soon.

Paul Ainsworth

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