L. Jason Queen has been working as a professional artist since 1997. He is a traditionally trained and educated artist having a B.F.A. in Graphic Arts as well as an MA in Painting from his alma mater Marshall University.
Jason entered this realm of existence in the mid-70s to a quaint picturesque setting along the southeastern banks of the mighty Ohio river. A great amount of his knowledge and wisdom can be credited to his family and the adventures of those early years in the hill country of southeastern Ohio. After attending Marshall University of Huntington WV and obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 1997, Queen embarked on a career as a production and graphic artist working his way through various advertising agencies and design groups. He later returned to study painting and illustration at Marshall University with mentoring from the late great Stanley Sporny. In 2004 Jason graduated with an MA in Painting and Illustration under the guidance and wisdom of Stan Sporny.
God Bless you Cap'N Stan you are missed, my ol maestro.
In the summer of 2004, Jason was the victim of 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 the many other inspirational artists he's been blessed to know. 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 the John Carpenters Halloween franchise.
In 2022 Queen was selected as one of the official artists for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 22 with the piece "Legacy in the Making" The print was a sell-out print for ACME archives and Lucasfilm. To read about 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 is the piece "Zoinks" created for the Bernie Wrightson artbook, a recently released and slightly creepy 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 began releasing products and art from "Spiritus Piratae" the exploration of the rebellious, romanticized. and freedom-loving soul of Pirate legend and lore. New endeavors for 2023 include pieces falling under the Queens Cove Creative Limited series. Which will involve high-end one of a kind creations for those unique collectors looking for something special. Jason and his wife are currently researching and writing their own IP which will be something both meaningful and magical.
Look for Jason Queen at various conventional art festival appearances throughout 2023 and feel free to contact him if interested in commissions or creative jobs @QueensCoveCreate@gmail.com