Originally from rural Northeastern PA, Dean studied Painting at West Chester University and has been working professionally in comics since 2009.

He's drawn comic books about white trash zombies (Trailer Park of Terror), holiday-themed horror (Krampus!), pulp adventurers (the Red Panda), a family of witches (Charmed), a crime-solving poet (Poe), and fantasy heroes (Dungeons & Dragons).  He's also worked as a video game concept artist and frequently does illustrations for role-playing and other tabletop games.  Some of the many publishers he's worked with include Image, IDW, Dynamite, Dark Horse, Boom!, Goodman Games and Zenescope.

He lives with his girlfriend in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and is currently drawing Warlord of Mars Attacks for Dynamite, an original sci-fi graphic novel for Insight Editions, and a true crime mini-series for Dark Horse Comics.