DIRK MANNING is best known as the writer/creator of comic series such as TALES OF MR. RHEE and NIGHTMARE WORLD, as well as the author of the ongoing inspirational column/book collection WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS. Dirk has also written stories for other comics too, including LOVE STORIES TO DIE FOR, Riley Rossmo’s DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, and THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST among various other anthologies. Dirk has also written several short films for the popular YouTube horror film series BLACKBOX TV, including “The Hunger,“ in which Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite plays the villain. Most recently Dirk has written Haunted High-On's a comic book about Twiztid. Dirk will be appearing at Astronomicon all 3 days!