kellyRob Kelly is a professional illustrator, writer, and comics historian.

A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Rob has worked as a freelance illustrator, producing work for clients such as the National Basketball Association, Harper Collins, Estee Lauder, and magazines like ESPN, Vibe, Forbes, Popular Science, Golf Digest, The American Prospect, and Time Out New York. He also designed the poster and ad art for comedian Margaret Cho’s 2003 “Revolution” tour. His work can be found at

Rob is also the creator of the Aquaman Shrine blog, the creator/editor of the book HEY KIDS, COMICS!: TRUE-LIFE TALES FROM THE SPINNER RACK, and the co-host of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST. He won’s 2012 Comic Book Writer of the Year Award for his work on ACE KILROY.

Rob believes he spent at least some portion of a previous life reading the Sunday comics while having lunch at The Automat.



Dan O’Connor’s twenty year cartoon, comic book, and illustration career began at the Kubert School under the tutelage of such Old School Masters as Tex Blaisdell and Hy Eisman.

After years as a studio assistant to Marvel/DC legend Bob McLeod, he’s been freelancing ever since with numerous comic books, comic strips, anthologies, advertisements, adverts and logos, to his name, along with gallery shows of illustration and personal works.

A Northern New Jersey native, Dan and his family, including his beloved wife, a precocious daughter, and a house plant named Dave all live in Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania. He is currently artist and co-creator, along with his former Kubert School colleague Rob Kelly, of the award-winning daily web comic ACE KILROY.

Where some of Dan’s current and past works randomly surface: