Remembering Rick Howe

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Dec 12, 2012
As for "Remembering Rick Howe", maybe another of his friends can present a memory of him better than I can. Try this video from Steve Keeter:

http://youtu.be/p83vPKQuKzU

Uploaded on Jun 13, 2009

According to Will Dockery and The Wrong Place Saloon, small press comics publisher Rick Howe died on October 20, 2007. It took quite awhile for the news to get out. Those of us who knew and admired him were stunned when we learned of his passing.

Rick was a writer, musician, cartoonist and critic who was active in self-publishing for many years. He published and contributed to many comics and zines. We loved the guy.

That's Rick's music, just him practicing on a home cassette recorder, that you hear in the background of this video.

Rest in peace, Rick Howe

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#2 Jul 1, 2013
A good time to ask the person posting under the name "Rick Howe":

Hello, "Rick Howe"!

I've seen you post here before, and I wonder, is your name really Rick Howe?

I had an old friend, who was also a singer-songwriter in the Columbus-Phenix City music scene of the 1990s named Rick Howe, full name Richard P. Howe, so if you are that's a pretty interesting coincidence.
Will Dockery wrote:
As for "Remembering Rick Howe", maybe another of his friends can present a memory of him better than I can. Try this video from Steve Keeter:
http://youtu.be/p83vPKQuKzU
Uploaded on Jun 13, 2009
According to Will Dockery and The Wrong Place Saloon, small press comics publisher Rick Howe died on October 20, 2007. It took quite awhile for the news to get out. Those of us who knew and admired him were stunned when we learned of his passing.
Rick was a writer, musician, cartoonist and critic who was active in self-publishing for many years. He published and contributed to many comics and zines. We loved the guy.
That's Rick's music, just him practicing on a home cassette recorder, that you hear in the background of this video.
Rest in peace, Rick Howe
Here's a short bio on the Rick Howe most of us remember:

http://pennyspoetry.wikia.com/wiki/Rick_Howe

Rick Howe (died October 20, 2007) was a small press minicomic creator and zinester (best known for his 1990s zine Topical Studies), a folk music singer-songwriter, and an American poet .

Life
The details of the birth and early life of Rick Howe are unknown at present. I'm not completely certain of his birthday or date of birth. Either August 9th or 10th, near there, and his year of birth was -I'm almost certain- 1950. But I won't be putting any of that in until I verify it with someone who remembers more exactly than I do.
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 composing and singing his songs.

Death
According to the Rick 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

Howe left Columbus, Georgia in 1996 after living here for about 7 years. I first met him through the then-thriving small press "zine" scene of the 1980s, we traded publications for a number of years before he suddenly decided to come here from Beaufort South Carolina. It was an interesting seven years, to say the least.

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#3 Jul 1, 2013
Why are you harassing me, this person you are talking about isn't me so stop it.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#4 Jul 1, 2013
Rick Howe wrote:
Why are you harassing me, this person you are talking about isn't me so stop it.
I'm not harrassing you, just asking you some questions.

I never have found "Rick Howe' to be that common of a name.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#5 Jul 1, 2013
Rick Howe wrote:
this person you are talking about isn't me
No, obviously not since the Rick Howe we knew here in the Columbus-Phenix City music scene died in 2007.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

Since: Apr 13

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#6 Jul 4, 2013
You need to let it go. Why would you think I was your friend if he has passed.
You are a strange individual.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#7 Jul 4, 2013
Rick Howe wrote:
You need to let it go. Why would you think I was your friend if he has passed.
You are a strange individual.
I actually was wondering if you were using Rick Howe's name for some reason.

If your name is really Rick Howe then there /is/ a reason. If you're just using the "Rick Howe" name as an anonymous moniker then I felt you may be deisrespecting the real Rick Howe.

So far, I'm not really sure what your motives and agenda are,but either way, I've posted about the real Rick Howe here in the past and may in the future.

So, is "Rick Howe" your real name or not?

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#8 Jul 4, 2013
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
I actually was wondering if you were using Rick Howe's name for some reason.
If your name is really Rick Howe then there /is/ a reason. If you're just using the "Rick Howe" name as an anonymous moniker then I felt you may be deisrespecting the real Rick Howe.
So far, I'm not really sure what your motives and agenda are,but either way, I've posted about the real Rick Howe here in the past and may in the future.
So, is "Rick Howe" your real name or not?
--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
I am not sure of your real motives or agenda in trying to confirm my identity. I have already told you that I have nothing to do with your deceased friend. The only thing I will say is I am NOT from this area or state, any further questions or harassment from you and I will conclude that you are a stalker.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#9 Jul 5, 2013
Rick Howe wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not sure of your real motives or agenda in trying to confirm my identity. I have already told you that I have nothing to do with your deceased friend. The only thing I will say is I am NOT from this area or state, any further questions or harassment from you and I will conclude that you are a stalker.
You can conclude what you want, but there's no way that I or anyone else can buy the idea that you just happen to show up on the Columbus Forum using the name of one of my best friends... it doesn't matter who you are, as long as you are not mistaken for whom you are not.

Here's the story of the real Rick Howe, who actually lived, worked and performed here in Columbus Georgia:

Here's a short bio on the Rick Howe most of us remember:

http://pennyspoetry.wikia.com/wiki/Rick_Howe

Rick Howe (died October 20, 2007) was a small press minicomic creator and zinester (best known for his 1990s zine Topical Studies), a folk music singer-songwriter, and an American poet .

Life
The details of the birth and early life of Rick Howe are unknown at present. I'm not completely certain of his birthday or date of birth. Either August 9th or 10th, near there, and his year of birth was -I'm almost certain- 1950. But I won't be putting any of that in until I verify it with someone who remembers more exactly than I do.
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 composing and singing his songs.

Death
According to the Rick 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
Howe left Columbus, Georgia in 1996 after living here for about 7 years. I first met him through the then-thriving small press "zine" scene of the 1980s, we traded publications for a number of years before he suddenly decided to come here from Beaufort South Carolina. It was an interesting seven years, to say the least.

--
Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

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