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Howard Chaykin



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Born in 1950 in New Jersey but raised in East Flatbush and Brownsville, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. His parents were separated and he was raised by his mother and adoptive father. Started out as a gofer for the legendary artist Gil Kane at 19, which also led him to work for Wally Wood, Gray Morrow, Neal Adams and Byron Preiss, all of whom are greats in the field of comics. This is where he honed his skills as an artist and a writer. Before starting to work in film and television he was one of the pioneers of the graphic novel with "Stars Be My Destination" and "Empire". He was also the artist of the comic adaptation of "Star Wars" as well as the artist of one of the "Luke Skywalker" movie posters for the film. He also created the revolutionary comics "American Flagg" and "Black Kiss" and did modern updates of "The Shadow" and "Blackhawk".



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Emerald City Comicon 2013 - March 1-3 in Seattle, WA
   Denver Comic Con 2015 - May 23-25 in Denver, CO
   Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017 - April 28-30 in Kansas City, MO
   MegaCon 2017 - May 25-28 in Orlando, FL
   Montreal Comiccon 2017 - July 7-9 in Montreal, QC
   TerrifiCon 2017 - August 18-20 in Uncasville, CT
   Long Beach Comic Con 2017 - September 2-3 in Long Beach, CA
   Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 - September 22-24 in Baltimore, MD cancelled appearance
   Sac Comic-Con 2017 - October 8 in Sacramento, CA
   La Mole Comic Con Internacional 2017 - November 3-5 in Mexico City, Mexico
   NC Comicon 2017 - November 10-12 in Durham, NC
   Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans 2018 - January 5-7 in New Orleans, LA
   Toronto Comicon 2018 - March 16-18 in Toronto, ON
   East Coast Comicon 2018 - April 27-29 in Secaucus, NJ
   Comic Con Revolution 2018 - May 19-20 in Ontario, CA
   Florida Supercon 2018 - July 12-15 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
15 guest appearances

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