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Howard Baum and Stinky (art by Travis Heckel)

Art by Travis Heckel

Howard Baum is a frequent contributor and co-host on the 6:05 Superpodcast, and also portrays the homage to Don Muraco - "The Magnificent One" - in the top ten.

Biography

Since the age of sixteen, in 1982, when he was granted ringside access at the famed Miami Beach Convention Center, Howard's photos have appeared in just about every wrestling publication imaginable: Japan's Gong and Weekly Fight, The UK's Powerslam and Fighting Spirit, and major US titles such as PWI, Sports Review Wrestling, Wrestling's Main Event, The O'Hara family of magazines, and many more. In addition, Howard's photos have appeared in countless DVDs, books, programs, websites, posters, ads, and promo photos, as well as the occasional art gallery show.

Howard has also gotten to 'live the dream' in a variety of capacities around the wrestling business: As a promoter with his dad and Tyree Pride, running shows in the US & Bahamas; as well as a brief but spectacular managerial career as “Handsome Howard,” TV host and commentator for both wrestling and MMA, ring announcer, radio host, and now, occasional 6:05 Superpodcast Co-host.

You can find Howard's eye-popping art and photography at Hardway Art.

List of Works (Photo Bibliography):

Books

The Godfather of Grappling – Gene Lebell

Playboy Gary Hart – My Life in Wrestling

Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame – Heroes & Icons (Oliver / Johnson)

Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame – The Heels (Oliver / Johnson)

Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame – The Tag Teams (Oliver / Johnson)

The Best of Times – Jerry Jarrett

The Complete Book of Wrestling (Napolitano)

Swimming with Piranhas (Howard Brody)

Top 100 Monday Nights of Memphis Wrestling 1974-89 (Mark James)

Wrestling Record Book: Mid-South / UWF 1979-87 (Mark James)

Wrestling – Myth & Fantasy (Japan)

Wrestling's 101 Strangest Matches (Oliver Hurley)

Wrestling's Greatest Moments (Rickard)

DVDs (*Cover Art)

The Funks *

Paul Heyman (WWE)

Austin Idol Promos *

Jake “The Snake” Roberts – Pick Your Poison (WWE)

Memphis Heat – The True Story of Memphis Wrestling

Rock & Roll Never Dies – The Story of The Rock & Roll Express

Ultimate Classic Wrestling (Global – TX) *

Wild Women of Wrestling – Battling Beauties *

Magazines

Celebrity Wrestling

Double Action Wrestling

Fighting Females

Fighting Spirit (UK)

Gold Belt Wrestling

Gong (Japan)

Inside Wrestling

Intense City

Karate International

New Wave Wrestling

Powerslam

Powerslam (UK)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

Sports Review Wrestling

Superstars of Wrestling (UK)

The Ring's Wrestling

Toxxic

TV Wrestlers

Weekly Fight (Japan)

Wrestling All-Stars

Wrestling Fever

Wrestling Fury

Wrestling Life

Wrestling News' Wrestling

Wrestling Power

Wrestling Review

Wrestling Scene

Wrestling's Main Event