New NINE INCH NAILS anthology!

Nine Inch Nails -- Nothing Can Stop Me Now

While there are certain projects that I talk about and promote months (and months) in advance, there are also some that I tend to keep under my hat until the books, debut… and such has been the case with NOTHING CAN STOP ME NOW: STORIES INSPIRED BY THE SONGS OF NINE INCH NAILS.


I teamed-up with artist Mark Winters (NIGHTMARE WORLD : “Bitter Wine”) for an eight page story in this amazing hardcover(!) anthology titled “Just Like You Imagined.”

Due to the VERY limited nature of the book, this one has been flying off my table at book signing appearances, and I suspect that also to be the case when I take to the convention circuit this fall. If you want one, plan on making me one of your first visits at your convention of choice, or e-mail me (you can reply to this message) and we can work out details on getting you a signed copy in the mail. These books are in limited supply, so plan accordingly, folks!

“Let’s just chat for a bit…”


Those of you who follow me across social media know I’m no stranger to doing interviews and podcasts to promote my latest works, but I was recently given a neat opportunity to do a bit of a more unstructured (yet still focused) chat with my dear friend Stefani of the MasterPlot Podcast about all sorts of things… including a brand-new upcoming mini-series that we announced on the show!

This is one of those good podcasts to let roll in the background while you’re toiling away on the computer or taking a drive, and you can check it out HERE.

Goodreads = Official! (And LinkedIn, too!)


With no conventions to attend last month, I went on a bit of a tear in regards to my “To-Do” list, and among the things I accomplished was finally verifying my Goodreads page.

If you’re on Goodreads you can now go there, rate my books, leave comments, and all that fun stuff.

They don’t have all my books listed on there yet (I’m workin’ on that), but most of the heavy-hitters are there, including all three volumes of NIGHTMARE WORLD, WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS, and the first volume of TALES OF MR. RHEE.

If you’re an active Goodreaders user, feel free to go spread the love over there as you see fit!

(Oh… and in a sign that I am, perhaps, finally “adulting” semi-properly, I finally created a LinkedIn profile as well. Free free to connect with me and “Endorse” me there as well should you feel it’s appropriate.)

TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 1 & 2 TPBs are both now available at cons! (Several other TPBs won’t be for long, though!)

TALES OF MR. RHEE v1 -- New Printing

Not a myth! Not an imaginary story! As we enter the fall convention touring cycle the new printings of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 1: “Procreation (of the Wicked)” and TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 2: “Karmageddon” will be available at my table!

While supplies last, I will also have a RHEE-ly limited number of Blank Sketch Cover editions of both TPBs, too! Gave your favorite artist create a custom cover for your book, or have me write a mini flash-fiction style story on it — making it a truly one-of-a-kind collectible!

(Keep in mind, RHEEv2 won’t be available in stores for a few months, so if you want a copy of the TPB, come get one from me of Devil’s Due Publishing at a convention or e-mail me and we can make that happen.)

Also, this is a “last call” on THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST Vol. 4 TPB collection (which is The Wizard of Oz in the wild west, and my origin story of the Flying Monkeys), as I have a VERY limited amount of these books left. I recently procured the last copies in circulation from Big Dog Ink, and once they’re gone, they’re GONE until the reprinted edition is released by Aspen Comics… but that will be over a year and a half away… so plan accordingly — especially if you want one of these last first-print editions.

Ditto for THEN IT WAS DARK, the anthology of real-life ghost stories by featuring an eight-page story written by me and illustrated by Sires Jan Black. I was able to sweet-talk Peppermint Monster Press into releasing the last copies of this book into circulation to my clutches as well, but they won’t be around long, my friends.

(For those of you keeping track at home, that means by Halloween FOUR graphic novel collections I’ve written (or have had stories published in) during the last two years will have completely sold-out of their very generous print-runs. (DIA DE LOS MUERTOS from Image Comics, TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 1 from Devil’s Due, THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST Volume 4 from Big Dog Ink, and THEN IT WAS DARK from Peppermint Monster Press) Remember that the next time someone tries to tell you that horror comics don’t sell… and count yourself as lucky if you have any of these books!)


As always, I look forward to seeing many of you on the road this month, and/or stay in touch via any of the above-listed social media platforms or, if you’re brave enough, The F(r)iends of Dirk Manning Support Group!

Let’s talk soon!

Your friend in comics,
Dirk Manning