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:

#NOLIFETILLEATHER has been unlocked! You're amazing! Thank you!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 11:41:10 PM

Hello, leather.

With 17 hours left in the campaign we unlocked the 14th Stretch Goa earlier this evening, meaning that every TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE pre-ordered through this campaign will now come with a ribbon bookmark, gold gilded pages, and now a leatherbound exterior cover! Again, all these upgrades are exclusive ONLY to the copies of the RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE pledged for ONLY through this Kickstarter campaign.

Want to make sure you're getting everything?

Since this will most likely be the last update I send before the campaign ends, here's one last quick review to help you determine that you are getting all the Stretch Goals you want:

  • Your pledge must include at least one hardcover (either the hardcover edition of RHEEv5, the RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE, or both books) to get the Stretch Goals.
  • Stretch Goals #1-11 all come with either hardcover edition. As long as your pledge includes at least one of the hardcovers, you get all of these Stretch Goal bonuses:
  • After all of those, the last three Stretch Goals are exclusive upgrades to the RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE and are STRICTLY Kickstarter Exclusive:

If you have thus far just pledged for the softcover edition of RHEEv5 or only one of the KS Exclusive Hardcover books but now want both, you can adjust your pledge in order to get the "Both Books" or "Gimme Everything" pledge level (which also includes that really cool RHEE beanie) and that will get you both books.

If you need to do this, just log in, adjust your pledge to the proper amount, and select your new desired pledge level accordingly.

Most importantly, though, whatever your pledge level, please know that I most sincerely appreciate you making this campaign such a huge success for me, our team, and Source Point Press.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Even as I type this I cannot believe we have unlocked FOURTEEN Stretch Goals. I appreciate you all so much, and I most sincerely enjoy paying it forward to all of you. Thank you for this opportunity. Truly.

If you know if anyone else who may want to jump-in on this campaign during its final hours, now's the time to let them know by sharing this link with them:

Thanks again, everyone. TRULY. I can't wait to share this latest offering with all of you!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

You just unlocked gold... now we're going for leather!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 02:18:41 PM

Lucky #13 has been unlocked! Let's go for one more!

Hey all!

Today we passed $25,666 in presales and unlocked the THIRTEENTH Stretch Goal, which means every *Kickstarter Exclusive* Hardcover Edition of the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE has now been upgraded to include a ribbon bookmark.

Since we've still got 40 hours left in the campaign, though, I've been given the all-clear by Source Point Press to offer one last Stretch Goal at the $27,666 mark... and it's the one I've been hinting at for several days, now:

Let's trick out that OMNIBUS in a leatherbound texture, friends! #nolifetilleather

That's right, friends... if we get another $1,300 in pledges/presales on this campaign before it ends, every *KS Exclusive* edition of the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE will now not only be hardcover with a ribbon bookmark and gold gilded pages... but it will now also gave a *KS Exclusive* leatherbound texture, too.

"What if I want to add the OMNIBUS to my pledge?"

I can hear some of you asking this already, so here's all you have to do: If you are pledging at a level that doesn't include the OMNIBUS and you want to add it, you can simply log in, adjust your pledge, and select the new pledge level that will get you what you need. Honestly, the "Both Books" is the most economical way to get the hardcover editions of RHEEv5 and the RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that you can get that amazing beanie as well by pledging at the "Gimme Everything" pledge level... and that will of course get us all even closer to the leather!

Finally, as always, please feel free to directly share this campaign with friends who may want to get all this amazing bonus swag, too! Remember, as long as your pledge includes at least ONE of the hardcovers, you'll get:

  • A *KS Exclusive* sticker
  • A *KS Exclusive* double-signed and remarked bookplate by Austin McKinley
  • A *KS Exclusive* comic featuring TWO new bonus stories
  • A *KS Exclusive* art print signed by me and James O'Barr (creator of THE CROW)
  • A free download of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: "Punch All Monsters" video game
  • *KS Exclusive* upgrades to the OMNIBUS giving copies ordered through this campaign a ribbon bookmark and gold gilded pages

And now, if we hit $27,666 the *KS Exclusive* edition of the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE will be upgraded to a leatherbound texture, too.

Share this link with friends who may want to get in on this action and help us unlock #nolifetilleather, friends:

Thanks all! We have 40 hours. Let's do it!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

25K and Stretch Goal #12 unlocked!
over 1 year ago – Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 09:02:52 PM

You keep unlocking more Stretch Goals... and I'm good with it!

Hey all!

I just spent the weekend as a guest at the amazing Grand Rapids Comic Con, and now that I've returned and gotten by feet under me I'm happy to announce that we've unlocked the TWELFTH Stretch Goal on this campaign... going past the "Ultimate" Stretch Goal of the video game, even!

Now we're gonna put a ribbon it in! Let's keep it going, friends!

I cannot thank you all enough for your support of this campaign, which ends on Friday!

As a few quick reminders...

  • This is the only time we'll be offering the hardcover edition of both TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5: "Rockstar Paranoia" and the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE, which contains the first four volumes of RHEE, including Volume 1 in full color for the first (and only) time. While the books will also be made available in comic shops and book stores in 2023, they will both be in SOFTCOVER only. If you want the hardcovers of both books, get them here through this campaign at the "Both Books" or above pledge level, friends.
  • The video game download and all the other Stretch Goals are included with ANY pledge level that come with a hardcover.
  • The Mr. Rhee statues being offered in this campaign are Kickstarter Exclusive! If you want to treat yourself, now's the time to get this super-rare collectible edition of the statue from our friends at Sixus1!

That's the skinny, friends. As always, I truly cannot thank you all enough for your support of this campaign. As I type this we're over $25,000 in presales and only about $540 away from the THIRTEENTH Stretch Goal, which, as seen above, will offer gold gilded pages on the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Editions of the RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE.

The more people who support the campaign, the more we ALL get, so please consider sharing details about the campaign with your horror-comic loving friends using this link:

Thanks again, everyone! Let's see how much more we can all get before Friday, shall we?

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

More Stretch Goals? Yes, more Stretch Goals!
over 1 year ago – Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 02:50:25 AM

We have a week left...

I'm still humbled that we unlocked the TALES OF MR. RHEE: "Punch All Monsters!" video game with over a week left in the campaign... but given that we now still have a week left, well, let's see how many more Stretch Goals we can unlock, yeah?

MORE STRETCH GOALS! Let's keep this going. I know what you want, and I want it too... #NOLIFETILLEATHER

I've talked to Source Point Press and there is a plan in place, depending how far we can get during this last fourth of the campaign.

We have a week left. Keep sharing the link and let them know why they'll want to back this campaign and let's see how many more free Stretch Goals we can all unlock, friends!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

We just made history, friends.
over 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 11:13:16 PM

Stretch Goal #10 was unlocked yesterday...

First and foremost, I'm absolutely over the moon to announce that as of yesterday we unlocked the TENTH Stretch Goal in this campaign, meaning EVERY pledge that includes at least one of the two *KS Exclusive* hardcovers will now include, along with the previous nine Stretch Goals, a TALES OF MR. RHEE art print illustrated by James O'Barr and signed by both me and Mr. O'Barr himself!

Oh, you know, a free art print signed by the creator of THE CROW. No big deal... (He said, moments before he fainted from excitement.)

But wait, there's more!

Then, tonight -- just a few moments ago -- we unlocked the ELEVENTH Stretch Goal, the TALES OF MR. RHEE: PUNCH ALL MONSTERS! video game.

In doing this we've made history, friends, as this is the first time a free video game has been offered to backers as part of an original graphic novel Kickstarter campaign.

We've made history. Together. All of us. We're all part of this, now, and you're part of the group that has set this new precedent. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Truly.

What's next? More Stretch Goals?

I legitimately did not expect to have unlocked the "ULTIMATE" Stretch Goal with TEN WHOLE DAYS left in the campaign, and I've already been in touch with Source Point Press about more Stretch Goal possibilities.

In the meantime, if you know of other people who would enjoy jumping-in on this campaign to get the graphic novels, and all ELEVEN *KS Excluisve* Stretch Goals, including the free download of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: PUNCH ALL MONSTERS! video game, please take a moment to share this link with them:

Thanks all. I am so grateful, honored, and thankful to be making history with you on this campaign. Oh... and here's a few peeks at some test samples from the game, too. Enjoy!

All the above video game samples and images are by video game designer -- and RHEEv5 illustrator -- Austin McKinley.

Thanks again, all. TRULY. I'll be in touch soon!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning