South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — Students of South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Graphic Arts program received a visit from local illustrator, Jason Lenox. Jason’s sci-fi and fantasy art has appeared in King Conan: The Conqueror #5 (Dark Horse Comics) as well as in several independent comics. His illustrations have also been featured in various role-playing games. Jason travels nationally, showing and sharing his artwork with fans on the national comic convention circuit.
Jim Colbert, South Hills Graphic Arts Instructor & Advisor, said, ”Jason has been coming in annually to talk to the students for the last several years. Jason has a clear passion for what he does and is always willing share advice and suggestions with students. He sometimes gives them feedback on their work and has involved a few of them in his projects. He has an engaging and humorous approach to talking about his work, business, and life in general.”
Jason talked to the students about his unique, collaborative work style. His creative process frequently involves partnering with writers, colorists, and letterers, leveraging the skills and talents of others to benefit the projects. He also described his business model and stressed the importance of having contracts and clear expectations on both sides of the table for commissions and collaborations.
Jason discussed the value of students getting honest, constructive feedback for their art and design work to help them develop and grow as artists.