|Born||24th September 1980|
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker, Colourist|
Comic Book Tattoo
Trippe's early published work includes contributions to several comic anthologies, including You Ain't No Dancer and the 2005 FLUKE Anthology, as well as coloring for various publishers, including Viper Comics' The Middleman and Oni Press's Ghost Projekt. His primary work to date is the webcomic Butterfly, started in February 2005, the title character of which made his first print appearance in April 2006's Superior Showcase #1 from AdHouse Books.
Along with Jamie Dee Galey, Trippe was also one of the instigators of the 2005 Batgirl Livejournal Meme, which grew into a phenomenon of over 1000 artists contributing their own unique renditions of DC Comics' Batgirl. Following in this event, Trippe has become known for his stylish redesigns of popular American superhero characters, and went on to co-found with writer Chris Arrant, Project: Rooftop, a website devoted to original redesigns of classic American comic book characters.
Trippe collaborated with fellow comics creator Jason Horn on the short story, "Merman," for Image Comics' Comic Book Tattoo, the Eisner and Harvey Award winning anthology graphic novel inspired by the songs of musician Tori Amos. His most recent published work was the graphic novel Power Lunch: Book 1: First Course, with writer J. Torres, for Oni Press.
Dean also started a very successful Kickstarter campaign early 2014 to publish his Something Terrible autobiographical comic on child abuse and sexual violence. However, after raising over $48,000 (the initial goal was set at $6,400), the project is over two years late rewarding his 1,800+ backers with no sign of completion in the future. His lack of communication towards his backers is gathering notoriety daily and many who have been requesting refunds are met with complete disregard from Trippe.
- Something Terrible Comic autobiography of Dean Trippe himself and his struggles. Self-published. <http://www.tencentticker.com/somethingterrible/>
- Power Lunch Book 1: First Course (with writer J. Torres, Oni Press, 2011, ISBN 1-934964-70-0)
- Knock Knock Joke of the book with Paul and Jack short story in Yo Gabba Gabba: Comic Book Time! (Oni Press, 2011)
- Butterfly, a superhero parody webcomic
- Merman Short Story in Comic Book Tattoo (with Jason Horn, Image Comics, 2008, ISBN 1-60706-031-0)
- Wake, a serialized webcomic for Act-i-vate
- Butterfly Origin in Superior Showcase #1 (AdHouse Books, 2006)
- Untitled short story in You Ain't No Dancer, Vol. 1 (New Reliable Press, 2005, ISBN 0-9738079-0-3)
- Untitled short story in 2005 FLUKE Anthology
- Sandall, Simon. "Comics artist Dean Trippe recommends some books". Reader's Voice. March 8, 2007.
- Martz, John. "LiveJournal Batgirl meme". Drawn.CA. January 13, 2006.
- Zalben, Alex. "HeroesCon 2011: Project Rooftop Panel Highlights Redesigning The Superhero Costume". MTV. June 6, 2011.
- Dean Trippe's official website
- Project: Rooftop
- Dean Trippe's blog
- Newsarama.com interview, October 16, 2006 (Archive)