Shelley Pleger is an art assistant on the Dick Tracy comic strip. She inks and letters the strip, and occasionally assists with dialogue. Shelley joined the strip's creative team in 2011 along with Mike Curtis, Joe Staton, and Shane Fisher.
In April 2017, Ms. Pleger temporarily replaced Joe Staton (who had other commitments that required his attention) as the penciler of daily and Sunday strips. Ms. Pleger became the first woman to be the main artist on the Dick Tracy strip.
- Shelley Pleger is married to Tarry Plaguer, a frequent contributor on the gocomics.com Dick Tracy discussion board.
- Ms. Pleger's first name was inspired by the British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his wife Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (author of Frankenstein).