Howard Bender is a freelance comics artist, illustrator, letterer, and colorist. Howard is best known to the Star Wars community as a bronze age comic book artist/penciller for Marvel Star Wars UK's Star Wars Weekly in the late 1970s.

Howard studied at the Art Students League, Artist Guild, and the Ivy School of Professional Art and is a member of both The National Cartoonists Society and The National Caricaturist Network. In 1972, he co-founded the Pittsburgh Comics Club. After contributions to fanzines and lettering jobs at Marvel in the 1970s, he went to work for the big companies in the 1980s, starting with 'Ritchie Rich' at Harvey. He has contributed to DC's ghost and superhero titles and on some smaller titles for Marvel. He was additionally present at First Publishing with 'Ghostbusters' and 'Munden's Bar' and at Gladstone with 'Dread of Night' and 'Maggots'. In the early 1990s, he worked with the 'Archie' characters for Archie Comics. Bender has also done the daily strips 'Mr. Fixitt', 'Billy & Pop!' and 'Sherlock Holmes Minute Mysteries'.

He currently lives in Ocean County, New Jersey.

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