“Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work.”
Pinstriping cars, Airbrushing T-shirts
After reading an article in Hot Rod as a kid, Howard was hooked and learned everything he could about pinstriping, "practicing on anything that didn't move." Soon after, he experimented with airbrushing on T-shirts and started Kustom Krazee Shirts by Howie when he was just 15. He was one of the original "Pinheads," a group that brought many artists together and has worked with Paul Quinn, Glenn Weisgerber and others. His work has been featured in Hot Rod, Cars, and Choppers and was one of the featured artists in Pinstriping Masters published by Airbrush Action magazine. In between pinstriping and custom design, he worked as an art teacher at a local elementary school for 35 years. Now retired, he still attends local car events, and participates in pinstriping charities.