James Jean is a Taiwanese American visual artist, known for both his commercial work and fine art gallery work. He is known in the American comics industry as a cover artist for various books published by DC Comics, as well as for his work for Prada, ESPN and Atlantic Records. His work, which has been collected in numerous volumes, has been compared by The New York Times to that of Maxfield Parrish.
In 2001, Jean became a cover artist for DC Comics, garnering seven Eisner awards, three consecutive Harvey awards, two gold medals and a silver from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York.
In 2008, Jean retired from illustration and commercial projects in order to focus on painting. In the summer of 2015, Jean was commissioned to paint a large-scale mural for the annual POW! WOW! Hawaii Art Event at the Honolulu Museum of Art's Luce Pavilion.