Dean Rankine

Dean Rankine is an Australian writer and . Rankine’s comics work has appeared in many children’s magazines , ExploreVenueManiaKrash and Wacky But True (Australia), Kids Alive (United Kingdom), The War Cry (New Zealand), Priority (United States), Sorthvit (Norway) and TFL (South Africa), as well as Australian anthology comics, and he has illustrated books for Ashton and Acorn Press, and most recently, among others.

His early comics for  magazines proved both popular and controversial] His own characters have included “Grossgirl and Boogerboy” in Mania and “In the Wild With Maggie and Mitch” in Explore .He became a Dandy artist in issue 3571 and has drawn the mini-strips ‘My Mum Is A Brain Eating Zombie’, ‘Flatman and Ribbon’ and ‘The Shrimpsons’ for that title. He currently draws ‘Simon’s Bowel’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turkeys’ for The Beano. Rankine is a regular guest and presenter at Australian Comic Conventions.

Over the past 20 years, his credits include  comics (Bongo), Rick and Morty (Oni) Australian MAD Magazine, Hellboy (Dark Horse), Skottie Young’s I Hate Fairyland (Image), the iconic Dandy and Beano magazines (DC Thomson), Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land (Action Lab Entertainment). He has also illustrated books for Scholastic (including A Funny Thing Happened to Simon Sidebottom), Pearson Australia and Penguin Books (The Stuff Happens series).

Beginning in 2001, Rankine’s Simpsons and Bart Simpsons Comics (Bongo) contributions include:

  • Simpsons Comics #180, #182, #183, #184, #186, #200, #211, #225, #228,

  • Futurama Comics #62,

  • Bongo’s Two One-Shot Wonders in One #1,

  • Bart Simpson’s Pal, Milhouse #1

  • Simpsons Winter Wingding #7, #10,

  • Bongo Comics Free-For-All’ 2013 & 2014

  • The Malevolent Mr. Burns #1

  • Bart Simpson Comics #78, #80, #82, #83, #87, #89, #91, #94, #95, #98, #99

  • The Greatest Bartman Stories Ever Told’ #1 and

  • Jimbo Jones #1.

Other Matt Groening Productions include Bartman : The Superhero’s Handbook (Vault of Simpsonology) and Bartman Trading Cards. His other credits include; Futurama (Bongo) Hellboy Winter Special 2016 #1 (Dark Horse Comics), I Hate Fairyland #13 (Image Comics) and ‘Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land’ #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and Itty Bitty Bunnies : Cavalcade of Contraband (TPB) and Friendgasm (TPB) (Action Lab Entertainment), The ‘Stuff Happens’ series (Penguin Books) and Australian MAD Magazine (Next Media). Rankine authored the webcomic Holy Cow! Christian Comics.

In 2015 he received a Ledger Award for ‘Itty Bitty Bunnies : Save X-mas’ recognising excellence in Australian Comics.