Alexandra Albu, an artist from the city of Rome, Romania, was the winner of the L. Ron Hubbard Future Illustrators Contest, winning a trip to Hollywood for a week-long masterclass workshop, and her art has been recognized internationally. It will be published in the best-selling anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39.
Alexandra Albu was born in 1989 in the Roman City of Judd. For 50 years she was part of the ‘communist bloc’ led by the URSS Neamt in Romania She is also known by the pseudonym ‘Cyber aeon’.
“After the bloody revolution of December 1989, our country followed the path of democracy and later joined NATO and the EU.
My parents are former teachers, my father is a math teacher and my mother is a music teacher.
I first studied at the Scoala generala nr. 3 from Roman. However, I soon realized that I was interested in English and enrolled in the ‘Bilingual – English’ section of the Colegiul Naşional Roman Vodă.
Another passion of mine is painting. I’ve been drawing since I was little, but I started drawing seriously after high school and since then I try to learn from every tutorial and book I can get. I love bringing my own characters and other people’s characters and stories to life.
Currently I am working as a freelance illustrator and you can see my portfolio here: https://www.artstation.com/cyberaeon
I don’t have a formal art education yet, but I plan to enroll in an art college soon to further develop my skills and obtain a degree in this field.‘ said the artist.
One of the world’s most prestigious writing and illustration competitions, the contest is now in its 39th year and is judged by leading names in speculative fiction.
Writers of the Future Contest judges include Tim Powers (author of On Stranger Tides), Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert (Dune prequel series), Robert J. Sawyer (Quantum Night), Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series, The Stormlight Archive). ), Larry Niven (Ringworld), Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game), Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death), David Farland (Runelords), and Katherine Kurtz (Deryni series).
Judges for the Illustrators of the Future Contest include Bob Eggleton (11 Chesley Awards and 7 Hugo Awards), Larry Elmore (Dungeons & Dragons book covers), Echo Chernik (Graphics for leading companies including Celestial Seasonings tea packages). design) and Rob Prior (art). Spawn, Heavy Metal Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Ciruelo (Eragon Coloring Book). Following his internationally acclaimed best-selling science fiction novel, Battlefield Earth, published in 1982, his L. Ron Hubbard, written to mark his 50th anniversary as a professional writer, created a future writer (writersofthefuture.com) was intended to provide aspiring speculative fiction writers a way to get a much-needed break in 1983. The success of the Writers of the Future Contest led to the accompanying Illustrators of the Future Contest five years after him.
The intensive mentoring process has proven to be very successful. His 382 past winners of the illustration contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comics, art in 624 books and albums, 68 TV shows and 40 major films. contributes visually to
The writing contest’s 452 past winners have published 1,150 novels and nearly 4,500 short stories. They spawned 32 of his New York Times bestsellers, which have sold over 60 million copies of his work.
The Writers and Illustrators of the Future Award is the most prestigious award of its kind and has become the largest, most successful, and most influential vehicle for budding creative talent in the world of contemporary fiction. I’m here.
Since its inception, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future competition has produced 38 volumes of anthologies that have accumulated over $1 million in prizes and royalties.
https://www.romaniajournal.ro/society-people/romanian-artist-winner-in-international-contest/ Romanian Artist, International Contest Winner – The Romania Journal