Our guest today is Sarasota, Florida native Zaine Lodhi. He is the grand prize winner in The Illustrators of the Future, earning him the Golden Brush Award and a cash prize of $5,000! Zaine’s winning art for the story “The Greater Good” by author and Writers of the Future winner, Ms. Em Dupre of Naples, Florida. The awards event took place on April 8th in Hollywood at the Taglyan Complex, with winners from Australia, England, Sweden, Germany, Iran, Spain, Singapore, China, India, and the US.
Zaine recently graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design, majoring in Illustration. He placed the most importance on programs that value an unwavering work ethic and emphasize preparation for the workforce. Currently, he is a freelance illustrator looking to join a studio and make a mark in the video game industry upon graduation.
The trade paperback was released on June 28th in stores everywhere, including Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million. Zaine’s art is published in the anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 38, on the bestseller lists numerous times in recent years. The contest is now in its 39th year and is the longest-running competition of its kind! For more information on the Contest, go to www.WritersoftheFuture.com.