Clarence Batema

Bronx resident Clarence Bateman is a winner in the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest earning him a trip to Hollywood, a week-long master-class workshop and his winning story will be published in the international bestselling anthology, “L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 39.”

“Royals” by Clarence Bateman

A native of the island of Jamaica, Bateman’s passion for art was inspired by comic books from an early age. He fantasized about one day being a comic book artist for Marvel as Spiderman was his favorite superhero at the time. He dropped out of high school to enroll in the The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, attending for three years before emigrating to the U.S.

Bateman’s primary focus is science fiction and fantasy art encompassing such a wide range of subject matter he considers it practically impossible to have artist block. He spends his late nights honing his skills, constantly learning, and working to become a better artist.

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