L. Jason Queen is an illustrator, Fine Artist, Graphic Artist, and Leathercrafter who has been working as a professional artist since 1997. Best known for his Topps Sketch card art, Published works with Printed In Blood, and stylized renderings of various action and fantasy subjects his art and craftsmanship are ever-evolving as he pushes his skill to greater heights.
Jason was born in rural southeastern OH 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 his studies toward a teaching certificate under their Masters in Education program. Here Queen realized with mentoring from the late great Stanley Sporny that he was more suited to be a painter/illustrator and began his pursuit and his passion for visual storytelling. In 2004 Jason graduated with an MA in Painting and Illustration under the guidance and the wisdom of 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 and career. 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, publishers, 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, Hannibal, Bernie Wrightson's tribute book, and John Carpenters Halloween franchise.
Recent officially licensed card sets include the Star Wars Masterworks 2021. Jason was also one of the official artists chosen for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 22 with the piece "Legacy in the Making" For more on this exciting adventure visit https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/news/local/volusia/2022/05/25/star-wars-celebration-feature-volusia-county-artists-painting/9723146002/
His latest published work for Printed In Blood are the pieces "Zoinks" created for the Bernie Wrightson artbook from Printed in Blood a crazy-cool yet-to-be-released piece for the Hannibal artbook titled "Dinner with Hannibal" and an officially licensed piece for the John Carpenter's Halloween artbook titled "Halloween Nights". In the fall of 22 QueensCove will be revealing "Spiritus Piratae" and exploration of the rebellious, romanticized. and freedom-loving soul of Pirate legend and lore. This exploration will be captured in crafted art, leatherwork, and laser etched creations.
Look for Jason Queen at various convention appearances throughout 2022 and feel free to contact him if interested in commissions or creative jobs @QueensCoveCreate@gmail.com