July 17, 2017
Bruce Brenneise (BFA 2005) has been announced as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest. The prestigious illustration competition, now in its 29th year, is judged by some of the premier names in speculative fiction.
Mr. Brenneise’s winning illustrations have earned him a cash prize, a trip to Hollywood for a week long intensive workshop, a gala awards ceremony which draws in excess of one thousand attendees as well as a shot at winning the Golden Brush Award and $5,000 cash prize. His art will be published in the annual bestseller, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 34.
Since inception, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests have produced 33 anthology volumes and awarded a nearly $1,000,000 in cash prizes and royalties.
Bruce Brenneise grew up in the countryside by Lake Michigan; nature and fantasy were two of his main interests from the beginning. He continued to not-so-secretly focus on magic, monsters, and myths while studying scientific illustration at the University of Michigan, Stamps School of Art and Design. Pursuit of diverse environments and experiences led him around the world in search of artistic inspiration: a field sketching trip to southern Africa, months amidst ancient ruins of Anatolia, not to mention six years working and traveling throughout China and other parts of East Asia. The landscapes he has explored and the vistas one can only find in fiction are at the heart of Bruce’s current work as an illustrator and independent artist. He currently lives with his wife and carnivorous plants in Seattle.
For more information about the contest, visit http://www.writersofthefuture.com.