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Dusty Higgins Cartoons and Illustrations

Identifier: MC 1888

Scope and Contents

The collection contains cartoons and illustrations created by Arkansas artist Dusty Higgins. The bulk of the collection consists of editorial cartoons created by Higgins for the Arkansas Traveler, the Northwest Arkansas Times, the Benton County Daily Record, and the Arkansas Times. Other materials include art boards for the comic book Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, and miscellaneous illustrations.


  • Creation: 2001-2009


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

Use Restrictions Apply: Donor retains all copyright to collection materials. Educational use of materials, with credit given, is permitted without prior approval of donor. Prior approval of donor is required for commercial use of materials; donor reserves the right to charge publication fees for commercial use.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Dusty Higgins is an Arkansas-based graphic artist.

Higgins earned a B.A. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2003; while a student, he created editorial cartoons for the campus newspaper, the Arkansas Traveler. He earned an M.F.A. in Animation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019, and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Digital Art at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Higgins' comic book and graphic novel illustration work includes Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer and the Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape series. His editorial cartoons have been published in outlets including the Arkansas Traveler, the Northwest Arkansas Times, the Benton County Daily Record, and the Arkansas Times.


7 Linear Feet (6 boxes)


Materials are arranged by format and by topic. When materials were received arranged in binders or portfolios, they have been left in their original order, which is primarily chronologically by publication. Loose Northwest Arkansas Times editorial cartoons have been arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Dusty Higgins Cartoons and Illustrations were donated to Special Collections by Dusty Higgins of Bryant, Arkansas on September 13, 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon and Huong Nguyen; completed in June 2022.



Dusty Higgins Cartoons and Illustrations
Katrina Windon
June 2022
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444