Created by Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning's horror-noir series returns with a new volume, an Omnibus collecting Volumes 1-4 all in full color, and Cthulhu happens!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Please help us repRHEEsent good horror!
3 months ago – Wed, Mar 15, 2023 at 07:58:06 PM

We'd love to see TALES OF MR. RHEE represented in the Ringo Awards! Let's make it happen!

Hey friends!

I hope this update finds you all well and having had a change to read and revel in TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5: "Rock Star Paranoia" from me, my team, and Source Point Press.

No spoilers (just in case it's still sitting towards the top of your (reading pile)... but how about that ending, eh? I hope you're all as anxious for RHEEv6 as I am!

That aside, I'm dropping you all a note to see if you would be willing to help team TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5 (and the book itself, of course) be represented in this year's Ringo Awards at in the following categories:

Here's the categories where we can repRHEEsent!

BEST WRITER: Dirk Manning (TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5)

BEST ARTIST: Austin McKinley (TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5)

BEST COLORIST: Alessandro de Fornasari (TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5)


BEST PUBLISHER: Source Point Press

The beauty of the Ringo Awards is that the nomination process is truly democratic: ANYONE can nominate the books and creators they wish to get on the ballot for one of the most prestigious awards in comics! How cool is that? All it takes is an email address and a few minutes to vote, so, again, if you would please do so, we would all most sincerely appreciate it.

TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5 is a book that's very special to me, I am very, very proud of this team, and of course I would love to see horror represented in the Ringo Awards this year!

Thanks, everyone! If we all take a  moment to vote I believe we'll make the final ballot and be represented at the awards ceremony Baltimore Comic Con this year!

Go vote and I'll keep you all posted, friends, and there will be more TALES OF MR. RHEE news (*cough*volume6*cough*) soon!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

We didn't offer a shirt for this campaign, but now...
4 months ago – Wed, Feb 01, 2023 at 01:21:16 PM


Hello friends! I hope this note finds you well and enjoying a pleasant 2023 so far, and that by now you've all had a chance to enjoy your TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE and TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5: "Rock Star Paranoia".

No spoilers, but how about that ending to RHEEv5, eh? As you can probably now tell, Act Two of RHEE is going to be a wild ride, friends.

Unlike several (most? all?) of the previous TALES OF MR. RHEE campaigns, we didn't offer a T-shirt with this campaign. I initially have a lot of through to doing some sort of "tour" shirt, especially given the big part rock music plays in RHEEv5, but, honestly, couldn't find a way to do it in a way I liked enough to pursue... until now.

This March marks the 20th Anniversary as a published comic writer, and to celebrate I've released VERY limited edition 20th Anniversary "tour" shirts and hoodies!

This is the front!
This is the back!

If you want one, they're only available for two more days -- until Friday, February 3rd at 11:59 PM EST -- so if you want one, go get one now HERE.

We offer man's cut, women's cuts, and hoodies -- but only until this Friday!

Again... you can only get these shirts for two more days as of when when I'm typing this, friends!

There's also a very specific reason you'll RHEE-ly want to get one of these shirts, too...

The Perk of the Dirk Shirt (or Hoodie)

As an extra special "Thank you," f you purchase a shirt or hoodie from this partnership with Custom Ink and wear it to ANY signing or convention appearance I'm attending throughout 2023, you'll get a RHEE-ly cool free bonus item, too!

I don't want to give away the surprise, but I will say it may just be a TALES OF MR. RHEE piece of swag that I wanted to offer via a previous campaign but wasn't able to... and yes, it's hot!)

Here's the direct link:

(And regarding my full tour schedule, it will continue to be updated at and through my monthly newsletter, which you can also sign-up for at the site. I haven't only announced through April right now, but have already booked shows and signings into November 2023 that will be announced as the year progresses!)

Thanks again, everyone! I appreciate you and most sincerely remain in your gratitude -- and I hope to see you on the road (or even online) rocking one of these shirts or hoodies soon! Yes... RHEE-ly!

Your friend in horror comics,

Dirk Manning

Wanna wrestle... again?
6 months ago – Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 03:28:18 AM

Whether you're a current or classic professional wrestling fan...

Friends, do we have a new graphic novel for you!

ARN ANDERSON: MY LIFE AS THE ENFORCER is now on Kickstarter at! This 128-page graphic novel is a biographical graphic novel (aka: it's a true story) chronicling the early days and then in-ring career of professional wrestling legend Arn Anderson -- the legendary founder of "The Four Horsemen," the inventor of the spinebuster, and more!

Is that all you need to know? Click this image to go to the KS page!

This book is co-written by me and Arn himself (of course), illustrated by the tag-team talent of Shawn Daley and Colm Griffin, lettered by Justin Birch, and edited by Drena Jo.

As of this writing we've already unlocked THREE Stretch Goals on the campaign, too!

Let's unleash all "Four Horsemen of Comic Signatures!"

This, admittedly, isn't quite my normal horror-based fare, but it's a book I'm exceptionally excited about: As a fan of professional wrestling, this is a story I'm very honored to be involved in telling... and as a comic creator, it's a simply gorgeous (and entertaining) graphic novel with Shawn and Colm weaving back and forth between the "present" and "past" sequences throughout the story.

If you're a fan of good graphic novels (which, clearly, if you're getting this and reading this, you are)... I most highly encourage you to support this campaign and help us unlock the next two Stretch Goals -- at least, making this the most "international" Stretch Goal I've ever offered with signatures of creators from Canada, Ireland, and the United States! is where the action is, and, again, THANK YOU for your current or upcoming support on this book. I'm very, very excited about it -- and hope you will be too enough to support this new book!

Thanks all!

Your f(r)iend in comics,

Dirk Manning

P.S. -- I hope you're all enjoying the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE, TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5: "Rockstar Paranoia", and the TALES OF MR. RHEE: PUNCH ALL MONSTERS video game, too! Miss the last one? See the last update for the free download link!

IMPORTANT: Your video game download link is in here!
7 months ago – Tue, Oct 25, 2022 at 07:59:53 PM

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Video game playtesting... and a glimpse into NYCC!
8 months ago – Sun, Oct 16, 2022 at 11:23:36 PM


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'm just gonna leave this right here...

Gotta punch them all!]

This is a live shot from the play-testing of TALES OF MR. RHEE: "Punch All Monsters" that was taking place earlier today. Austin McKinley (who not only drew all of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5: "Rock Star Paranoia" but is also the lead designer on the game) is currently working out a final few tweaks based on our combined notes after playing it for a bit. I think we've decided to give all of you (and Mr. Rhee) a chance to get a little health as you work your way towards trying to get the 666 points needed to win the game.

Wherever we land, expect your download of the free download of this game to be delivered RHEE-ly soon! It's A LOT of fun... and tis the season to celebrate all things horror!

Miss NYCC? Here's a glimpse at the action...

The always epic New York Comic Con allowed me another chance to chat live with my dear friend Sean Bartley of The Comics Pals at the show about the making of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5 (and a major hint about what's to come next), and you can now watch the interview on Youtube HERE:

Give it a watch/listen, friends... it's good stuff!

As always... THANK YOU for your support! I hope you're all enjoying your Halloween RHEE-ding and I'll be in touch very soon!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

P.S. -- Want even more RHEE-lated The Comics Pals goodness from NYCC? Check out this interview with Austin McKinley the big show right HERE, too!