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:

ICYMI: WRITE OR WRONG has returned via Kickstarter... with a "Desk Dirk" figurine, too!
6 months ago – Wed, May 24, 2023 at 06:11:44 PM


Hello friends! I hope this message finds you all well!

I just wanted to drop you all a quick note to let you know that a newly updated 2nd Edition of WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS is now live (and fully funded) on Kickstarter from Source Point Press... along with a limited edition "Desk Dirk" Dirk Manning figurine from Knuckleheadz Toys!

If you're interested in creating comics -- or about the life of the author who wrote TALES OF MR. RHEE -- this is the book for you!

If that's all you need to know, head over to to www.WriteOrWrongBook.comto get your pledge in and secure yours now!

If you're unfamiliar with the WRITE OR WRONG,  it's an equal parts educational, inspirational, autobiographical, and  entertaining book about my journey from an aspiring comic creator to a  professionally published one, including some deep dives into what goes into writing comics such as TALES OF MR. RHEE among others.

For those of you familiar with the previous edition of the book, please know this new edition contains approximately 30% new and updated content, also including a new introduction and epilogue along with over two dozen photos and graphics, resulting in this WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS(2nd Edition) clocking in at 260 pages! (For comparison, the original edition was approximately 215 pages.)

The campaign is already over 300% funded as I write this, and has unlocked three levels of Stretch Goals resulting in NINE free bonus items so far -- including three free digital comics! Look at  all this free bonus swag that comes with every book preordered though  the campaign:

Look at all this amazing Stretch Goal content you'll get with every book!

Written in a plain speak and a conversational tone (just like this email), WRITE OR WRONG offers  advice, anecdotes, expectations, and experiences all revolving around  taking the journey from being interested in writing comics to learning  how to successfully find and work with artists, navigate the various  obstacles that may (will?) present themselves on your journey, and  strategies for overcoming them in order to achieve your goals and dream  of making comics and graphic novels of your own.

Want to know where to meet artists? How much should you expect to  pay? How to print your books in a fashion that’s most financially viable  to you? This book  offers all of this and much, much more HERE.

If you -- or someone you know -- would like support on their journey  in making comics (or bringing any other creative ventures to life),  pledge for your copy of WRITE OR WRONG  (with any add-ons that may also interest you) now, as the campaign ends next Friday, June 2nd, and pledging early can unlock even more Stretch Goal Bonuses!

Here's a peek at the pledge levels you can get in on between now and next Friday, friends!

Thanks all! I most sincerely hope this message finds you all well,  and I hope this book will help you or whomever you may get a copy for  along their creative journey!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Please help us repRHEEsent good horror!
9 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...
10 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?
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year ago – Tue, Oct 25, 2022 at 07:59:53 PM

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