Creators Workshop by special guest Dirk Manning!
Dirk is the writer/creator of the Nightmare World trilogy published by Image Comics, Tales of Mr. Rhee, and Love Stories About Death. He'll have has a story in the upcoming Image anthology, Dias De Las Muertas, hitting comic shops soon, with art by Riley Rossmo.
Dirk is the writer of a popular Newsarama column for comic creators. The column, Write or Wrong was recently collected into book form.
For over five years, Dirk Manning’s column has provided aspiring writers with candid advice, anecdotes and inspiration about how to successfully meet artists, create comics, and get them published. Dirk has collected key columns from the series with each installment personally revisited in preparation for the book’s release.
Dirk's Nightmare World trilogy began life as a popular horror web comic, which was later collected into three trade paperbacks by Image/Shadowline. The short stories -- done with a variety of talented artists -- delve into a world of ghostly lovers, demonic abductors, vengeful victims, and sexy Cthulhu priestesses. The loosely connected stories weave an epic tale of a world not unlike our own, where nothing is as it seems.
Dirk has also written comic work for Zenescope Comics, Tara Normal, Shakespeare Shaken, and more. In 2011 he was approached by Blackbox TV to write a short film for the franchise, resulting in The Hunger, which is currently available for viewing on YouTube.
We're looking forward to great discussion with Dirk!
There's still time to join us at the Creators Workshop before these two live sessions. We hope to see you there.
If you want to make comics, write or draw comics, or improve as a comics creator, you'll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!