Howard Chaykin is a longtime veteran of the comic book business, serving as an artist and writer for nearly every publisher of comics in the past four decades…and counting. He took the ’90s off to work on mostly unwatchable television, so he missed the money and dreck that was comics in that execrable decade. He is responsible, some might say culpable, for introducing a number of previously unexplored themes to comic books.
Howard Chaykin started his comics career in the early 70s working as an art assistant for Wally Wood, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams and Gil Kane. His early work consisted of science fiction and fantasy adaptations including Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser for DC and the first Star Wars adaptation for Marvel Comics, as well as several personal creations for the early independent companies including The Scorpion for Atlas Comics, and Cody Starbuck for Star Reach Graphics. He has since gone on to build a career as one of the preeminent comics creators, and the “go to guy” for stories set in the 1930s and 40s. He is outspoken and independent with a professional reputation for delivering what he says, when he says it will be done.