Steve Kelley

Steve Kelley


The creative team behind Dustin combines the talents of established political cartoonists Steve Kelley, who writes the strip, and Jeff Parker, who draws it.

Kelley has extensive experience producing humor. In 1985, he began writing comedy and performing at open-mike nights in San Diego. His incisive wit and dry delivery quickly propelled him to showrooms and television. Kelley performed at Harrah’s, The Desert Inn, and The Riviera in Las Vegas and Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. He opened for the late Peter Allen at Carnegie Hall and made seven appearances on The Tonight Show.

Kelley’s political cartoons are widely syndicated in newspapers nationwide and have won many of his profession’s top awards, including The National Headliner Award and the Scripps-Howard Foundation’s National Journalism Award. In 2008 he served as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College with Roz Chast and commentator Juan Williams.

The Virginia native and Dartmouth graduate is father to a 16-year-old son, Hayden, about whom he brags without regard to the listener’s interest.