||Shelby's art career started at the age of 15 when he was hired by the British
Aeronautics Magazine as a lead artist and concept illustrator. He was hired by Rob
Liefeld at the age of 17 for his first professional comic book illustration job and he
immediately became one of the premiere bullpen utility artists. One of Shelby's first
pin-up proposal artworks became his first published piece and since then he has
worked steadily. He did Rascal from the Black Flag comic serialized tale and after only
a few months, was permitted to do his own book, "Crypt and tons of fill in
pagework." He also helped out with a lot of "ghost" inks and was often used as a
background assistant to seasoned veteran comic book artists.
Since leaving Extreme Studios in 1996, he has worked on over thirty major titles, for
Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Malibu, Avatar, Verotik, and a handful of independent
publishers. Recognition in the industry led to jobs in the music industry including
major record label CD layout and prepress production for the likes of Glenn Danzig,
Bloodhound Gang, Agent 51 Adeline Records, Box Of Stuff, and Kidd Nasty.