Howard Lyon is an artist whose work has appeared in role-playing games.
Howard Lyon was born in Mesa, Arizona.
His Dungeons & Dragons work includes Monster Manual III (2004), Player's Handbook II (2006), Monster Manual IV (2006), Tome of Magic (2006), Tome of Battle (2006), Cityscape (2006), Complete Scoundrel (2007), Rules Compendium (2007), Elder Evils (2007), and the 4th edition Manual of the Planes (2008).
He is known for his work on the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.
Lyon has also worked in the video game industry as an Art Director and as a concept artist and freelance illustrator for Blizzard Entertainment and Electronic Arts.
Lyon has illustrated children's books, including David Farland's 2005 book Of Mice and Magic.
Lyon has also done illustrations for the online fantasy and science fiction magazine the InterGalactic Medicine Show (sometimes shortened to IGMS) founded by author Orson Scott Card. Works include Mazer in Prison (October 2005), Dream Engine (October 2006), Body Language (November 2009), and Expendables (October 2010).