Dean Stolpmann was born in 1970’s Rural New Zealand, in a village dominated by Rugby and the Dairy industry.

Dean dreamed of spaceships, robots and the occasional mutant. Dissuaded by his art teachers that there was no future in drawing comics, film or TV, or designing Ork battleships he left New Zealand to pursue a career in Film overseas.

Ending up in the Video game industry by joining the wrong job queue, he spent most of his working adult life dealing with some of the most bizarre, if not disturbed personalities in the Video Game industry.

Using these people as his inspiration he set out to write his life experiences through the medium of 3D in comic book form.

Using the saying "truth is stranger than fiction" he wrote the Tanketo series while recovering from borderline Alcoholism and treatment for his Bi-Polar Disorder.


Dean is often heard saying “Truth is stranger than fiction….but not as entertaining as a good lie, ........... and I lie a lot”


The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

– Hunter S. Thompson

© Dean Stolpmann 2019

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