Rob Ten Pas was born in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. He studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He won the annual Rising Stars of Manga award from publisher Tokyopop, who also published his manga serial 'Bomango'. Another series by Ten Pas is 'Getcha Halo Up'. In 2008 he illustrated the career guide in comics format 'The Adventures of Johnny Bunko', which was written by Daniel H. Pink.