Prominent Illustrator and Graphic Artist to Speak at Texas Tech

Written by Erin Hawes

An award-winning illustrator and graphic artist will be on the Texas Tech University campus Thursday (April 22) from 1-2:30 p.m. in room 309 in the University Library.

Dusty Higgins will present on the topic of illustration and his personal journey into the world of graphic art and how it became his profession. His presentation will have wide appeal to all those interested in comic art, visual design and animation.

Higgins’ novel, “Pinocchio Vampire Slayer,” was recently chosen as one of the top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association. He currently works with Texas Tech’s Provost Bob Smith on various book projects including “Where You Stand is Where You Sit” and “Pedestals, Parapets, and Pits.” He has illustrated for newspapers in his home state of Arkansas for years.

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to ask any questions they may have for Higgins at the event.

CONTACT: Rob Weiner, associate librarian, University Library, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2236, or