Writer – Tales of Mr. Rhee; Nightmare World; The Legend of OZ: The Wicked West
DIRK MANNINGis best known as the writer/creator of comic series such as the “Cthulhu Noir” TALES OF MR. RHEEand the enthralling horror anthology series NIGHTMARE WORLDand LOVE STORIES (TO DIE FOR), all published by Devil’s Due. Dirk is also the author of the ongoing inspirational column/book collection WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS(Caliber). More of Dirk’s gripping and exciting stories can be read in comic titles such as HOPEand TWIZTID’SHAUNTED HIGH-ONS(from Source Point Press), LEGEND OF THE SHADERS(with The Harp Twins), THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WESTand URSA MINOR (Big Dog Ink), THE ADVENTURES OF CTHULHU JR.and COSA NOSTRA. Dirk has also had short stories in numerous anthologies, including Riley Rossmo’s DIA DE LOS MUERTOS(Image Comics) and more.
Dirk has also written short films for the horror film anthology series BLACKBOX TV(YouTube Red) and prose stories the RPG series CLOCKWORK: DOMINION(Reliquary Game Studios) and served as a Creative Consultant on MR. RHEE: SURVIVING THE NIGHTMARE WORLD(GreenBrier Games). He has also quickly become one of the most groundbreaking and noteworthy comic creators on Kickstarter, with presales on the crowdfunding platform books of nearly $200,000 and counting, setting new records for his publishers.
Don’t let Dirk’s penchant for writing horror comics and his tongue-in-cheek publicity photo with the black hat and scarf fool you, as he’s a very amicable and approachable creator who’s known as one of the “must visit” creators in Artist Alley across the convention circuit. Dirk always has copies of his work with him at his table – and book signings/photos are always free!
Whether you’re a fan of well-executed horror or an aspiring creator looking for advice regarding how to “break-in” to the comic industry, your experience at the convention won’t be complete without stopping by Dirk Manning’s table to chat with him and become familiar with his work. When not on the road Dirk lives on the Internet and can be found online at www.DirkManning.comas well as at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @dirkmanning.