September marks Happy Cat Month, and though it’s hard to tell if the neko from Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! is happy—or traumatised/attempting to drain souls—it’s a damn fine excuse for a feline ‘bad anime’!

Back by popular demand… it’s Dean’s bad-ime series! If you’re new here, Dean Rankine is an award-winning comic book artist who draws anime… badly. Well, it’s not actually bad… but the play on words fits, so let’s roll with it.

A fellow cat fancier, Dean has created some feline flair with his latest bad-ime, drawing the cat from the hilarious Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!.

Part 1

Part 2

Is Dean’s bad-ime series the cat nip to your week? Let us know which anime character you’d like to see drawn as a bad-ime next time!

Craving some more bad-ime? Check out Dean’s previous drawings in the series over at Madman Anime:

Bad-ime Drawing: Demon Slayer’s Nezuko Bad-ime 

Bad-ime Drawing: One Punch Man’s Saitama

Bad-ime Drawing: Demon Slayer’s Inosuke Hashibira


About Dean Rankine

Even though he’s the star of this ‘bad-ime’ drawing series, Dean is actually excellent at drawing.

Dean Rankine is a comic book artist and writer best known for his work on Simpsons Comics.

Dean’s credits include; Simpsons Comics #180, #182, #183, #184, #186, #200, #211, #225, #228, #231, #233, #234, #238, #240, Futurama Comics #62, Bongo’s Two One-Shot Wonders in One #1, Bart Simpson’s Pal, Milhouse #1, Simpsons Winter Wingding #7, #10, Bongo Comics Free-For-All 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018, The Malevolent Mr. Burns #1, Bart Simpson Comics #78, #80, #82, #83, #87, #89, #91, #94, #95, #98, #99, The Greatest Bartman Stories Ever Told #1, Jimbo Jones #1, The Mighty Moe Szyslak #1, Krusty the Clown #1, Chief Wiggum’s Felonious Funnies #1 and The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror’ #23 (Bongo Comics).

He’s contributed work to; Rick and Morty and Invader Zim #40 (Oni Press), Oggy and the Cockroaches #1, #2, #3, Underdog and Pals #2, #3, Rocky and Bullwinkle : As Seen On TV #1, #2, Laurel and Hardy and Laurel and Hardy Meet The Three Stooges #1 (American Mythology), The Hellboy Winter Special 2016 (Dark Horse), Skottie Young’s I Hate Fairyland #13 (Image), KAIJUnior (GOOF!), The Beano and The Dandy (DC Thomson), Zombie Tramp Does the Holidays and Cougar and Cub #5 (Action Lab) and Australian MAD Magazine (Next Media).

Dean is currently illustrating Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony series – written by Magda Szubanski. And illustrated the Funny Thing Happened to Simon Sidebottom series and On The First Day of  School (Scholastic), The Mad Scientist (Pearson), the Stuff Happens series, A Lot of Stuff Happens omnibus and Morris Gleitzman’s Extra Time and Help Around the House (Penguin Random House). He also contributed illustrations to Bartman: The Superhero’s Handbook (Matt Groening Productions).

He’s the creator of the Ledger Award winning Itty Bitty Bunnies in Rainbow Pixie Candy Land #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 and Itty Bitty Bunnies: Cavalcade of Contraband (TPB) and Friendgasm (TPB) published through Action Lab.

Dean also wrote and illustrated; Baby’s First Exorcism, Poetry of the Geek and My Dad is an Animal (Popsicle Press).

And (would you believe) he’s one of the massive group of artists who currently hold the Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Contributors to a Published Comic Book’.

Dean is a ‘Role Model’ with Books in Homes (A national program that provides access to books-of-choice to children and families living in low socio-economic conditions.)

He’s also one third of the Ogre’s Basement Podcast.

When he’s not drawing, Dean likes to eat pizza, play Dungeons and Dragons, and watch cat videos.

Follow Dean’s social media channels for more of his awesome art and musings: FacebookInstagram and DeviantArt.