(Writer – Tales of Mr. Rhee; Nightmare World; The Legend of OZ: The Wicked West)


DIRK MANNING is best known as the writer/creator of comic series such as the “Cthulhu Noir” TALES OF MR. RHEE (Devil’s Due/1First Comics) and the mind-bending horror anthology series NIGHTMARE WORLD (Image Comics/Shadowline). Dirk is also the author of the ongoing inspirational column/book collection WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS (Caliber/Bleeding Cool) and has written for the RPG company Reliquary Game Studios. More of Dirk’s gripping and exciting stories can be read in comic titles such as DIA DE LOS MUERTOS and LOVE STORIES (TO DIE FOR) (Image Comics/Shadowline) and THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST (Aspen/Big Dog Ink) among various other anthologies, including the horror film anthology series BLACKBOX TV. In regards to his books, he always has copies of his work with him at his table – and autographs/book signings are always free!


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 guy. More and more of our con-goers are continuing to discover how much they enjoy Dirk’s work and panel presentations every year, so take our word for it: Your experience here won’t be complete without stopping by Dirk Manning’s table to chat with him and become familiar with his work – especially if you’re interested in cerebral scary comics or learning about how to become a professional comic book writer! When not on the road Dirk lives on the Internet and can be found online at as well as at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @dirkmanning.