Hello everyone!

While many of you out there were no doubt bringing in the new year at various types of parties, I spent a good portion of New Year’s Eve updating the “Signings and Appearances” section of this website with my tentative list of scheduled convention appearances for the coming year, which currently sits at 20 appearances (and counting) in 2015 to date. (NOTE: There’s TWO pages of appearances… click “Next Events” at the top right to see the rest of them.)

Mind you, this list is sure to grow as 2015 marches on (for example, there are only two in-store signing appearances on listed so far, and there’s bound to be more in-store appearances added as the year goes on), but it will give all of you out there at least a tentative idea of where I’ll be if you want to come visit me and pick-up some books (or get some you already-owned comics signed) in person.

As you look over the two-pages of appearances, please keep in mind that things always have the potential to change, especially considering how I’ve listed shows that won’t be taking place until the summer and fall months of 2015 when it’s only January 1st as I type this… but, again, this is a pretty solid list that I feel comfortable publishing, even if it does seem very weird for me to talk about what I’ll be going in October in January.

Such is the life of a comic book writer, though, eh?

That aside, I must say, I am very excited about what 2015 holds in store for all of us. TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Karmageddon” will be wrapping-up with its last two issues in the next month(-ish), and we’ll be launching a Kickstarter Campaign for an exclusive Premiere Hardcover Collection of the series that will also include some RHEE-ly exciting opportunities for readers and fans to play a big part in both TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Karmageddon” and (the yet-untitled) TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 3.

Speaking of TALES OF MR. RHEE, for those of you who enjoy spending time on Facebook, a “TALES OF MR. RHEE Support Group” has blossomed on the site, and it’s become a very cool place to meet other fans of the series and learn exclusive information about the series and other general goings-on.

The “TALES OF MR. RHEE Support Group” can be found at THIS LINK, and if you ask to join I can assure you that your membership to the group will be granted extremely quickly.

Finally, as a friendly RHEE-minder, if you haven’t asked your local comic shop to pre-order you a copy of TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Karmageddon” #3 yet, I would encourage you to do so quickly, as it’s a pretty emotional issue that you will want to experience first-hand. Here’s a peek at the cover…

No... RHEE-ly.

Have tissues handy when you’re reading this issue, my friends…


As always, I thank you all for taking the time to swing by here and see what’s shaking. I hope you are all excited about the myriad of possibilities 2015 holds for you, and I most sincerely hope you are actively planning on doing all you can to make the most of this new year!

I know I am, as future announcements will RHEE-veal quite nicely as the year progresses.

Your friend in comics,
Dirk Manning

P.S. — Those of you who frequent this site often may notice that I’ve made a few cosmetic changes to the site, including the deletion of the “Online Comics” hub and the addition of a “Who is Dirk Manning?” tab. I hope you all like the tweaks, and, as always, if you have any suggestions I encourage you to use the “Contact” button at the top of the page to let me know!