Dusty Higgins is an award winning graphic artist and illustrator who has worked for several Arkansas newspapers and magazines and has appeared in books published by SLG Publishing and Dark Horse comics.

Dusty Higgins is the creator and artist behind the 2009 graphic novel, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, chosen as one of the top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association. This led to sequels, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theater and Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, of Wood and Blood. He is also the illustrator for the Knights of the Living Dead book.