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Frank Kelly Freas with Ray Bradbury

SF Illustration by Frank Kelly Freas

Frank Kelly Freas was the first coordinating judge of the Illustrators of the Future Contest. Already a well established commercial artist and having known L. Ron Hubbard and having observed first hand Ron lending a helping hand to aspiring writers, he was very excited to share his hard-won experience in helping the aspiring artist.

Larry Elmore and Rob Prior painting a dragon on stage

Can You Draw a Dragon? How Illustrators of the Future Inspires Students

I am teaching in a home school environment and have students who are artists at heart.  Each week I teach an art class that focuses on specific skills as well as ideas that inspire.  These classes validate the imaginative minds of my students in addition to simply being fun. After this year’s Writers and Illustrators of the Future Event, I was inspired to teach a class on dragons.

Illustrators of the Future 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

Illustrators of the Future Contest – 2nd Quarter 2017 Winners

The judging results are in! And here are the winners for the Illustrators of the Future Contest – 2nd Quarter 2017

Illustrators of the Future 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

Illustrators of the Future Contest – 1st Quarter 2017 Winners

The judging results are in! And here are the winners for the Illustrators of the Future Contest – 1st Quarter 2017

Artist Ciruelo with Anthony Moravian

Spotlight on Artist Anthony Moravian

Anthony Moravian is a tall, quiet kind of guy, but his art speaks volumes. He describes his style as fantasy inspired by classic renaissance paintings and, so, not surprisingly, he specializes in …

Writers of the Future Volume 33 Book Bomb

Book Bomb for newly published authors

With the release of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33, we are proud to introduce 14 talented new authors and artists of science fiction and fantasy. These short stories are a creative mix of …

Illustrators Workshop 2017

Writers & Illustrators Workshop Wrap-Up

At the beginning of the week, I had said that this was a contest like no other and that remains true today, as this is the largest on-going contest for Writers and Illustrators in Science Fiction and Fantasy. In 2013 I was a winner in Volume 29, it was my first entry and …

Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Event 2017

This is, of course, the day of the achievement awards ceremony. It’s held at the Wilshire Ebell Club Theatre, which is an amazingly cool place. At one point, a little later in the night, I found myself standing in the big room where …

Illustrators of the Future Workshop 2017 – Day 5

Day 5. Portfolio day. The winners have been through the gauntlet. They pushed through their assignments and have the tools to succeed. Larry Elmore started the day giving his …