Dean Rankine is a popular and well-known Australian comics artist and illustrator. Rankine's comics work has appeared in many children's magazines - KidZone, Explore, Venue, Mania, Krash 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 Scholastic and Acorn Press, and most recently, The Dandy and The Beano, among others. His comics for Christian magazines have proved both popular and controversial, drawn in his distinctive cartoony, somewhat Klasky-Csupo influenced style. His characters include "Grossgirl and Boogerboy" in Mania and "In the Wild With Maggie and Mitch" in Explore (Pearson Education). 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.