What is Groovy U?

Groovy U is the collaboration between a father and a daughter. One is an artist, the other a writer. In short, they are a dynamic duo prepared to take the comic scene by storm.

Grovington (Groovy) University

To begin with, Dave Campbell’s daughter Shelly Campbell is a self-published author. She is also attending the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. In short, Campbell’s daughter approached her dad about developing a comic together. Consequently, she writes and he draws. In this case, the result is Groovy U.

Are U Groovy?

To hear more about the Campbell’s and The Calling use the player below. Use the controls to skip ahead to the section on Groovy U (41:00). Listen from the beginning to enjoy the full story.


Raised in Ecorse, Michigan (Detroit area), Dave Campbell started drawing at an early age. Soon after, he gained an affinity for comics. Incidentlly, Campbell further developed his drawing skills by using them as reference material.

After high school, Campbell attended the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design. Furthermore, he earned a BFA degree in graphic design.

Following graduation, Dave worked at design firms and managed in-house art departments. In addition to office work, he pursued a career in music and even started a team uniform company which he operated for five years.

Keeping the Love Alive

Through it all, Campbell never lost his love for comics. Subsequently, Campbell co-created The Calling with writing partner Jeff Williams.

Campbell is currently working on issue #2 of Groovy U, a new series written by his daughter Shelby Campbell.

By day Dave works as an associate director of content management for a company that provides insight and analysis for various industries. He resides with his wife and three children in California’s bay area.

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