Rick Howe was a small press minicomic creator and zinester, best known for his 1990s zine Topical Studies, folk music singer/songwriter and poet. According to theRick Howe Memorial page  Howe passed away in 2007.
On October 20, 2007 the Wrong Place community lost our friend, Rick Howe. We have added a new Memorial Page for him. -Wrong Place website
Originally from Beaufort, South Carolina, Howe relocated to Columbus, Georgia in 1989, where he was an early member of the Shadowville scene, creating and collaborating on dozens of minicomics and poetry chapbooks, as well as being a founding member, with George Sulzbach and Will Dockery, of the Shadowville All-Stars, then known as the Search Group.
Howe relocated to Springdale, Arkansas in 1996, where he remained for the rest of his life, putting out new issues of Topical Studies and minicomics work from time-to-time, writing and singing his songs.
- List of Minicomics Creators
- minicomic co-ops
- Shadowville All-Stars
- Small Press League
- Topical Studies
- United Fanzine Organization
- Top Ten Minicomics Creators
- Symbolman 1987.
- Topical Studies 1990s-present.
- Daily Tweet, 1987.