Howard Lyon

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Howard Lyon
Nationality American
Known for Fantasy art

Howard Lyon is an artist whose work has appeared in role-playing games.

Early life[edit]

Howard Lyon was born in Mesa, Arizona.[1]


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.[2]

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.[3]

Lyon has illustrated children's books, including David Farland's 2005 book Of Mice and Magic.[4]

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.[5] Works include Mazer in Prison (October 2005), Dream Engine (October 2006), Body Language (November 2009), and Expendables (October 2010).[5]

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and alumnus of Brigham Young University, Lyon shifted his focus to religious art when the video game company he was working for closed.[6]


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  4. ^ Wiskoff, Carly B. (January 2006). "Of Mice and Magic", School Library Journal 52 (1): 132.
  5. ^ a b "Artwork by Howard Lyon". InterGalactic Medicine Show. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Edwards, Kelsey (November 15, 2016). "LDS artist pursues his dream quest" (PDF). The Daily Universe. Brigham Young University. p. 9. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 

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