Growing up in Spokane, Howie King would spend his time drawing cartoons on the back side of his assignments all throughout grade school. This fascination with little drawings led to him being a cartoonist for his high school newspaper and then cartoonist for The Daily at the University of Washington.
Following graduation, Howie went to work for the Seattle Post Intelligencer, doing political cartoons, feature cartoons and magazine covers, as well as working on advertising campaigns and posters for Seattle businesses. His weekly strip at the Post Intelligencer was followed by a syndicated cartoon strip involving characters who lived in a mobile home park and traveled in an RV, called “The Wheelers”.
In his spare time Howie was both a principal of a number of schools as well as a superintendent of two school districts. Throughout his careers in cartooning and education Howie remained active in the music field, and played in a number of bands while also recording original music. Currently Howie can be heard playing a solo act in a number of venues in the Spokane area.
Earlier this year Howie completed a poster displaying his version of Spokane, the city he was born in. The poster’s depiction of the city’s old and new architecture, combined with cartoon folks involved in the variety of events held in Spokane, presents a lively and fun display of aspects of this unique city. There’s always something new to find as you explore the poster; in the same way as there’s always something new to find when you’re exploring Spokane.
Learn more about Howie King – www.howieking.com
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