Teacher and coordinator

John Coven has been working as a visual storyteller for over thirty years.

As a storyboard artist in Hollywood he’s worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg,Tim Burton, Jon Favreau, and Ben Stiller. His credits include The Lion King, Jurassic World, Venom, Logan, Captain America: Civil War, and the original X-Men. His children’s picture books have been published in France by Gallimard and his comics have appeared in Spirou and Fluide Glacial. His short films have won prizes in festivals around the world and been broadcast throughout North America on PBS and the CBC. He’s taught filmmaking, storyboarding, and entertainment design at schools including the Art Center College of Design, the Otis College of Art and Design, the Animation Workshop, and Les Gobelins. Having received his diploma in illustration from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, France, John currently lives and works in Los Angeles.