DIRK MANNING is best known as the writer/creator of comic series such as TALES OF MR. RHEE (Devil’s Due Publishing) and 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). 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. 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 www.DirkManning.com as well as at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @dirkmanning. Cthulhu is his homeboy.