Wayne Wright Howard was an African-American comic book artist, best known for his horror work for Charlton Comics in the 1970s. He studied at the Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and began contributing to some amateur comic magazines in the mid-1960s. He joined Wally Wood's studios in Long Island, New York, around 1969. Howard drew for DC titles like 'House of Mystery' around this time, and later also worked as an inker for 'Dark Mansion', 'Weird War Tales' and 'Secrets of Haunted House'. During his early professional years, he also drew for 'Web of Horror' by Major Magazines.
From 1972 to the mid-1980s, he was mainly active for Charlton Comics, often in collaboration with writer and editor Nicola Cuti. He worked as an artist, inker and occasional writer for many ghost and horror titles, including 'Ghost Manor', 'Ghostly Haunts', 'Haunted', 'The Many Ghosts of Doctor Graves', 'Monster Hunters', 'Fightin' Marines' and 'Valley of the Dinosaurs'. He was the creator of the horror anthology series 'Midnight Tales', as well as its main characters Professor Coffin, The Midnight Philosophe and Arachne, that was published by Charlton from 1972 to 1976. Howard and Cuti also made the back-up feature 'Travis: The Dragon Killer' for E-Man around 1974.
In 1973-74, he also did inking jobs for Marvel, contributing to 'Gullivar Jones', 'Haunt of Horror', 'Spider-Man and Sub-Mariner' and 'Worlds Unknown'. He additionally drew for Gold Key's 'Ripley's Believe it or Not' and 'The Twilight Zone', as well as the Warren magazines Creepy, Cronk and Eerie. His last original comics work was inking an issue of the sword-and-sorcery title 'Warlord' for DC in 1982. By the time of his death in 2007, Wayne Howard was living in Oxford, Connecticut.