The Journey to Win

It was in the late summer of 2011 when I first found Illustrator of the Future Contest. I was in a great stress caused by not being able to find a decent place to live less than a month before my years-long master program started and trying to adapt to a whole new environment and American culture which was the first foreign country I had ever traveled to.

Rob Prior, International Award-Winning Artist, Named as Judge for Contest

International Award-Winning Artist, Rob Prior, Named as Judge for Worldwide Illustration Contest

Dave Dorman at San Diego Comic-Con

Dave Dorman is an Eisner award-winning illustrator who has been working as a professional artist since 1979. He is best known for his photo-realistic renderings of action and fantasy subjects.

Krystal Claxton & Amit Dutta Create Together on “Planar Ghosts”

Krystal Claxton is readily willing to admit there are a few things a little . . . off about her. First of all, while she’s a computer technician, her true passion lies in the realm of word-smithing and storytelling.

Illustrator Judge – Gary Meyer

While an Illustrators of the Future judge since 2013, Gary Meyer’s legacy goes back to 1960, when he launched on an artistic career spanning mediums such as painting, illustrating, graphical art, and sculpture.

Author Amy M. Hughes Teams with Artist Taylor Payton

The first sign of Amy M. Hughes’ predilection for storytelling and imagination might’ve come during her childhood in Alberta, Canada.

Zach Chapman & Trevor Smith – Creating Across Reality

Zach Chapman’s story, “Between Screens,” is a reality-bending jaunt into the life of a teenage boy who becomes increasingly unmoored by slap-dash jaunts across the galaxy.

Martin Shoemaker Teams Up with International Artist Tung Chi Lee

Martin L. Shoemaker likes to consider himself as a “writer with a lucrative programming habit.” Coming from over three decades of programming, writing, and teaching …

Author, Tim Napper & Artist, Quinlan Septer

When Tim Napper first got the call that he was a Writers of the Future winner, he start arguing with me—refusing to believe it!

Cliff Nielsen – A Life of Dreams

Today spotlights prolific book illustrator and comic book artist Cliff Nielsen, who has been an Illustrators of the Future judge since 2007. He had this to say about the role when he took it on: “Through this competition, L. Ron Hubbard’s great legacy of supporting young creative talents is without equal in the world today.”