A life-long comic book fan, Art Shirley wrote and drew comic books and comic strips in jr. high and high school. He also drew a daily strip for the campus newspaper while majoring in Fine Arts at the University of Mississippi. Since graduating in 1984,Art Shirley has worked as a Graphic Designer for various companies including Bryan Foods and Mossy Oak Camo.
Since 2003 Art has been at Quest Group, where he serves as the ad agency's creative director. In this role, he's been able to use many of the skills he's picked up over the years including doing the occasional cartoon illustration.

Through the years, Art has also contributed cartoons to newspapers, trade magazine and websites and created many tshirt designs. He is currently enjoying a wave of good reception for a self-published comic book featuring a hero he created in his teens and a couple of editorial cartoons which have gone viral.