Matt Howarth has been active in the field of comics since the mid-1970s. Matt has created numerous comics, all the while continuing his self-publishing and commercial art works. He started his life in the publishing industry when he co-founded Howski Studios in 1969. He contributed to several fanzines until he started self-publishing in 1976, beginning with his graphic novel 'Afternoon in the Sun'.
Howarth is influenced both by science fiction authors like Philip K. Dick, and comics artists like Ditko, Wrightson, Moebius and Druillet. He also finds much of his inspiration in listening to progressive music.
He earned his first big success with the experimental comics 'Changes', that appeared in Heavy Metal magazine in 1980/1981. He has produced comics for numerous publishers, such as Aeon, Antarctic Press, Dark Horse Comics, Fantagraphics Books and DC Comics. Howarth continued creating comics with the main 'Changes' characters in his 'Those Annoying Post Brothers' serial from 1985. He also took on the 'Savage Henry' and 'Bugtown' series.