IRONTON — Consigned Books, 221 S. Third St., Ironton, will host a book-signing by international-award-winning illustrator Quinton Gleim, a Franklin Furnace, Ohio native.
The book signing will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, May 28 at the downtown book store.
Gleim, who received a BFA from Shawnee State University in 2017 and currently studies at the Columbus College of Art and Design in pursuit of an MFA., will be signing copies of the book, “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 34.”
Gleim was one of 24 winners from the international science fiction and fantasy contest — 12 writers and 12 artists, out of a field of more than 5,000 entrants from over 170 countries. Each writing and illustrating contest winner was presented their trophy by contest judges at the ceremony and combined cash prizes and royalties of over $30,000, and their story with artwork published in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Volume 34.
The Writers of the Future writing contest (www.WritersOfTheFuture.com) was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get that much-needed break. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. In its 34 years, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests have awarded 738 winners from 41 different countries. All told, the 484 past winners of the Writing Contest have published over 5,600 novels and short stories. They have produced 32 New York Times bestsellers and their works have sold over 60 million copies.
The 334 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over tens of thousands of illustrations, art books, children’s books and album covers not to mention video games, commercials, TV series, live action and animated films graced with their work and the millions of prints they have in circulation.
Growing up in the forests of southern Ohio, Gleim was transfixed by stories of fantasy and science fiction from early childhood. Starting out primarily as a digital artist he made the switch to oil painting after attending a science fiction convention in 2016 and has been captivated by traditional mediums ever since.
Currently he is hard at work creating images for his illustrated novel set in a post-apocalyptic American West, populated by fantasy creatures, dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts.