L. Jason Queen is an illustrator, Fine Artist, and Graphic Artist who has been working as a professional artist since 1997. He is best known for his Topps Sketch card art, Published works with printed In Blood, and stylized renderings of various action and fantasy subjects.
Jason was born in the Ohio Valley in the mid-70s. Here he fell in love with the quaint picturesque countryside of the Ohio River Valley where his imagination often led him into crazy fun adventures.
After attending Marshall University of Huntington WV and obtaining a B.F.A in Graphic Design in 1997, Queen embarked on a career as a production and graphic artist working his way through various agencies and advertising groups. He later returned to Marshall University to begin studies toward a teaching certificate under their Masters in Education program. Here Queen realized the bureaucracy involved with the modern-day education system and altered course to seek what he truly wanted, to make meaningful, fun, and inspirational art. After a long discussion with the man who would become his painting mentor, Jason would go on to earn an M.A. in Painting and Illustration from the late great Stan Sporny. God Bless you Cap'N Stan you are missed, my ol friend.
Since his years at Marshall, Queen has gone on to recover from an MVA that nearly ended his life in 2004. After a 24 day coma, 29 days in ICU, 39 days total in recovery, 6 months in a wheelchair, a year learning to walk again, and surviving 28 surgeries, he retaught his broken-form art from the basic principles gathered from Sporny and M.U. He has since gone on to craft artwork and graphics for various companies, comics, published books, charities, and card companies, including numerous sketch cards for Lucasfilm, licensed cards with the Topps Star Wars series, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Topps Series, and Netflix's Stranger Things Topps Series. He has published and licensed artworks with Publisher Printed In Blood with Netflix Stranger Things, Universals GhostBusters, Fox's Firefly, and John Carpenters Halloween franchise.
Recent card sets include the first and second season cards from Topps for the hit Disney Plus show The Mandalorian as well as the Star Wars Chrome Galaxy set. His latest published work for Printed In Blood is the piece "Unrequited" created for the Firefly artbook from Printed in Blood and Titan Books. He also has a cover illustration on the soon-to-be-released book "Princess Aracoma" from the West Virginia Book Company. Jason is currently preparing to illustrate and design his first movie poster art for Holleyland Pictures for an upcoming soon-to-be-announced movie.
Currently, Queen resides in the quaint forgotten countryside of Eastern Florida surrounded by horse and orange farms. Here he continues to masters his craft and has recently been exploring leather craftsmanship having earned a certificate from the Black Raven Armoury in armor and costume building.
Look for Jason Queen at various convention appearances throughout 2021 and feel free to contact him if interested in commissions or creative jobs @QueensCoveCreate@gmail.com