Born in Australia in 1985 and emigrated to Malta in 1994. Dean attended Maria Bambina Mellieħa Primary school and Mikiel Anton Vassalli Boys’ Junior Lyceum Tal-Ħandaq. He graduated from the University of Malta in 2008 with a B.A. in History of Art and Social Studies and again in 2010 with a PGCE in Social Studies. Today Dean teaches Social studies at a Secondary school in Malta.
Dean is also a writer and artist. In 2011 he self-published his first graphic novel called “Apocalypse Rocked -Part 1 (Issue 1 and 2)”, Issue 3 in 2013, Issue 4 in 2014 (Issue 3 and 4 can now be found printed together in one collection). It’s a story about a rock star superheros in a post Apocalyptic future ravished by a virus.
His second series is called “Times are -a-changing” ran from 2015 till 2019. This is a 5-issue series staring 3 Maltese characters and their decedents through 5 different time periods in Maltese history; Prehistory, the Romans, the Knights of St John, World War 2 and the future?
Dean is currently working on a monthly comic strip called “L-Għalliema u l-Istudenti tal-Kulleġġ San Xi Ħadd”. This series is published in the famous Maltese magazine “Sagħtar” and deals with a group of students and teachers in the San Xi Ħadd College and all the shenanigans they all get up to.
Dean is also a co-author of a Social studies textbook used in Maltese secondary schools called “Studji Soċjali – Nifhmu l-Genn tas-Soċjeta’”. He also did the illustrations for “Għetiebi Mikula”, “Ġrajjiet Żabbarin – Vjaġġ fiż-żmien ma’ Nina u Xandru”, “From the Vortex”, “Il-Misteru ta’ taħt is-siġra tal-Ħarrub” and “Avventuri fil-Mellieha”.
Dean has participated in all 11 of the Malta Comic Cons.