Rusty was born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. A self-taught artist, his first published work was in 1987 for Spotlight Comics (a small Connecticut-based publisher) on a Deputy Dawg story for Mighty Mouse Holiday Special #1.
Rusty subsequently contributed to a Terry Tunes comic (in an assignment he landed through Jim Main at Main Enterprises). Soon after that, Rusty landed work at Marvel Entertainment’s Star Comics, penciling such titles as Danger Mouse, Count Duckula, Heathcliff, and ALF. Additionally, Rusty produced a number of illustrations for Marvel Age, working for editor Jim Salicrup.
Ace and Queenie
Rusty created the anthropomorphic secret agent comic Ace and Queenie in 2005. It appeared in print in thirteen issues of Furrlough, until the magazine ended its run in 2009. In those four years, Rusty generated over 150 pages of printed art. After Furrlough's end, Rusty continued Ace and Queenie on his website, aceandqueenie.com.
- Rusty Haller's biography on the Comic Book Database. Retrieved April 23, 2013
- Rest in Peace. September 30, 2009 post by Typhon to his Fur Affinity journal. Retrieved 2009 October 13.