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:

We didn't offer a shirt for this campaign, but now...
6 days 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?
2 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!
4 months ago – Tue, Oct 25, 2022 at 07:59:53 PM

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Video game playtesting... and a glimpse into NYCC!
4 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!

We're RHEE-ly looking forward to NYCC!
4 months ago – Sat, Oct 01, 2022 at 09:23:01 PM

Come meet the team in the Big Apple!

Hey all!

As is usually the case, I will be at New York Comic Con again this year, in Artist Alley at Table H-8 (HATE!).

What I'm RHEE-ly excited to announce share with all of you is that both illustrator Austin McKinley and editor Drena Jo will also both be joining me at Table H8 from 1:00-4:00 PM every day of the show! Whoa!

Come meet the team at NYCC and #EmbraceTheH8

Keep in mind, Austin McKinley also illustrated stories in the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE, the NIGHTMARE WORLD OMNIBUS, BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY, and BURIED BUT NOT DEAD... so if you have any of those books and are coming to the show, bring those for him to sign, too!

Editor extraordinaire Drena Jo also edited several of them, and will be happy to sign them for you as well!

Oh... and if you're missing any of these books and want to add them to your collection -- signed or not -- I'll have copies of them all at my table, too. Join us! Join us!

The video game is almost ready...

Finally, the video game is almost ready to release for you to download, too! Final "bug fixes" are being reviewed and ironed out... and soon you'll all be able to "Punch All Monsters" and see if you can unlock the hidden prize with the secret score!

Beware the wrath of the flying demons!

In the meantime...

I hope you're all taking the time to treat yourself to both the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE and TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5. When I got my copies I finally went through and re-read both series front to back, and I remain both exceptionally proud of the work done by me and all my peers -- and more excited than ever about the next volume of TALES OF MR. RHEE.

(No spoilers, but how about that ending of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5, eh? Ha-ha!)

Thanks, all! I most sincerely appreciate all your support and look forward to seeing you on the road soon, hearing your thoughts on the books, and bringing you what's next!

I'll be in touch after NYCC... and we'll be releasing the game to all of you soon... so get ready!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning