Howard Chackowicz
Born 1969
Laval, Quebec
Occupation Artist
Spouse Isa Tousignant[1]

Howard Chackowicz (born 1969 in Laval, Quebec[2]) is a Montreal-based Canadian artist and musician well known for his contributions to the independent comic book scene. In addition to exhibiting his work internationally, Chackowicz has taught illustration at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts and presently runs a Comix and Cartooning workshop for Drawn and Quarterly.[3][4] In 2000, Chackowicz was named one of the top 5 local cartoonists of the year by The Montreal Mirror.[5]

Published works

  • 1994: Howie Comic
  • 1996: Mini Capatalist Funnies / Chack'z
  • 1996: Mini Howie / Chack'z
  • 2008: Howie Action Comix (Conundrum Press)[6][7][8]

Other work

Chackowicz plays drums for two long-lived Montreal-based bands: The American Devices (1980)[9] and Nutsak (1996).[10] Chackowicz contributed to Against the Day, the 2009 debut release from the Sam Shalabi project Land of Kush.[11]

In 2001 Chackowicz had roles in the François Miron experimental film Resolving Power,[12] and in the short Sweat Angel by Montreal filmmaker Jon Tucker.[13]

Since 2004, Chackowicz has been a regular on CBC Radio One's comedy program WireTap.[14] His character is a child in a man's body, who often needs the help of host Jonathan Goldstein with various plans and schemes that never end well for Jonathan. He has appeared in several internet video shorts produced by the radio show.[15]

Chackowicz has also written restaurant reviews for the Hour and for enRoute magazine.[16][17]



  1. Aisenberg, Lydia (April 2008). "NEW GUY ON THE INTERNATIONAL BLOCK". Givat Haviva Institute. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  2. Trembles, Rick (September 27, 2001). "INTERVIEW WITH HARVEY AWARD NOMINEE HOWARD WHACKOWICZ!". Retrieved January 21, 2008. 
  3. "Blue Metropolis - Participants - Festival 2009". Blue Metropolis. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  4. Shane, Matt (March 26, 2008). "Locals section alive!". Drawn and Quarterly. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  5. Citrome, Micheal. "Best of Montreal 2000". The Montreal Mirror. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  6. Koepke, Melora (March 13, 2008). " - Books - Howie Action Comix". Hour. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  7. Medley, Mark (May 7, 2009). "Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2009: Q&A with Howard Chackowicz". The Afterword: Postings From the Literary World. The National Post. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  8. Bottenberg, Rupert (March 13, 2008). "Sketching the wretched". Art: Visual Arts. The Montreal Mirror. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  9. "The American Devices". MySpace. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  10. "Nutsak". MySpace. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  11. "Constellation: Land of Kush: Against The Day: Info". Constellation Records. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  12. "Resolving Power (2001)". IMDB. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  13. "Revolving bedroom doors: Montreal's Jon Tucker premieres his short, Sweat Angels". Film: this week. Montreal Mirror. March 2, 2000. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  14. "About the Show". WireTap. CBC Radio. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  15. "Video". WireTap. CBC Radio. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  16. Chackowicz, Howard (March 22, 2007). "Lester's". Food - Bits and Bites. Hour. Retrieved June 21, 2009. 
  17. Chackowicz, Howard (July 29, 2011). "Chicago: Classy, Classic and Beyond". Travel. enRoute. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 

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