Created by Dirk Manning

When the lovable Cthulhu Jr. and a wannabe supervillain cross paths, hilarity and hijinks ensue in this new all-ages graphic novel!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Books are Shipping! The plushies are on the boat!
7 months ago – Thu, Mar 09, 2023 at 06:28:11 PM

Keep an eye on your mailboxes for your limited edition hardcovers and Stretch Goals!

Hello friends!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to announce that I received word today that all the book orders (with all the Stretch Goals) will be packaged and shipped tomorrow!

I've made no secret of the fact that this book was caught-up in both the paper shortages and shipping delays, causing them to be arriving a little later to all of you than I wanted, but here's some other *good* news in that regard:

Orders for the TPB/softcover edition of the book with comic shops and book stores surpassed even the initial print run, meaning Source Point Press had to IMMEDIATELY print more TPB editions of the book? Why am I telling you all this? Because this means that those of you who got the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Edition of the book now have a book that's even more rare! Congrats -- and again -- THANK YOU to all of you who ordered it!

 The plushies are officially on the boat... after someone tried to light them on fire!

OK, OK, that "headline" may be a little more salacious than it needs to be, but I have to tell you, friends: It was only very recently that I learned that when you manufacture plushie toys, there are all kinds of tests the toys have to go through, including flammability tests, apparently. You know... for the children.


Now that all the tests have been completed, though, the plushies are on the open seas and on their way here. As soon as they arrive they will be packed -- along with the shirts -- and shipped out. I did not want to keep any of you waiting any longer on the books, though, so I hope you don't mind the two separate shipments, especially that I'm not getting "on the road" for the "20 Years of Terror" Tour.

As always, if you have any questions, please drop me a Direct Message through here and I'll get back to you ASAP. Please be aware that I'm going to be at signing and convention appearances every weekend in March, so if there's a small delay in me getting back to you, that's why.

Otherwise, I am very, VERY excited about you getting your books and most sincerely look forward to your thoughts on them, friends!

Thanks again for your continued support!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Do you have something extra special?
7 months ago – Fri, Feb 17, 2023 at 08:40:49 PM

Books are here, and bookplates are being signed!

They say a  picture is worth a thousand words, so...

A few days ago I spent an evening signing a HUGE stack of the Kickstarter Exclusive CTHULHU JR. bookplates. For some reason I "dared" myself to get it done in 24 hours, and while I did... my hand and shoulder paid the price the next day! Lesson learned!

The bookplates are now in Scoot McMahon's hands, and he's signing and remarking them as we speak! From there they'll go to Source Point Press headquarters and be prepped for shipping with your KS packages!

Oh, and as the photos reveal, in order to keep things fresh, I thirteen (and only thirteen) of the bookplates in *GOLD*... so if you get one of those, consider yourself extra-extra lucky!

Speaking of Extra-Extra Lucky...

Those of you who pledged for the KS Exclusive Hardcover are going to find yourselves in position of something extra special, as I received word from Source Point Press that the TPB edition of CTHULHU JR. sold-out at the distributor level, triggering an automatic reprint! This means that your HC editions are even more special, friends! Congrats -- and thank you for your support! The word-of-mouth hype on this project has been huge... and the pre-sales support that!

Plushies are on their way...

The final part of fulfillment -- the plushies -- are also on the boat and on their way here, and once they arrive shipping will commence immediately! There's a chance, depending on timing, that the book packages may be sent separate from the plushies (for those of you who ordered them), and I'll keep you posted on that, too!

Just know that I very much most sincerely appreciate you and all your support so very much, I can't wait for you to see the books, and that I'll be in touch with an update again soon!

Thanks, everyone!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Hardcovers are here! TPBs are here! Plushies are en route!
8 months ago – Fri, Feb 03, 2023 at 06:57:38 PM

These books are so gorgeous...

Look upon what I now have in my possession!

So bright! So fun! So gorgeous!

Both the hardcovers and the TPBs are absolutely stunning, friends! I know we've had a long wait on these books, but let me tell ya'... the quality on these is so good that the wait has truly been worth it. I just keep picking them up and thumbing through them. Scoot's art and Sean's colors are so vibrant!

Delivery update!

I've been told the plushies are en route, and Scoot and I will be signing and remarking the bookplates that come with the hardcovers in the coming week!

I'll be getting on the road for the "20 Years of Terror" tour in March, and I would like for you to all have your books by then so you can collect extra signatures should you wish, so I'll be talking to Source Point Press and I'll be keeping you posted!

The hat pins are here too! Ain't they adorable... and awesome?!?

I probably don't say this enough, but thanks for your patience and support on this one, friends. Doing the books and the plushies at the same time -- combined with the paper shortage -- definitely caused this campaign to fulfill slower than I wanted, but, again, now that I'm getting to see the results first hand, it's certainly worth it!

THANK YOU! I'll be in touch soon!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...
9 months ago – Mon, Jan 09, 2023 at 07:31:54 PM

So let's just start with this, shall we?

Rejoice! The books are starting to be unpacked the SPP warehouse!

This photo is from the Source Point Press warehouse, friends! After several unexpected shipping delays (blame R'lyeh?) the books have arrived and are being unpacked!

Yes, these are the TPB editions... but it's the first photo I got so I wanted to send it right away! Yay! Thank you for your patience!

And about the plushies...

Furthermore, we have received word from the toy factory that the Cthulhu Jr. plushies are on a boat, so it's our hope they'll be here in about 45 days! Huzzah!

I assure you, I am as anxious as all of you are to get these books and plushies, and I'm exceptionally excited that we're now this close to making it happen!

My current plan is to head to the SPP warehouse next week, so if possible I'm going to take some more photos then and I will keep you all posted!

Again... THANK YOU for your patience! We're in the home stretch now, and I'll keep you all posted again very soon!


Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Big Update! With photos!
10 months ago – Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 03:04:54 AM

Our books are next!

Hello everyone! I've got exciting news!

First, I'm delighted to announce that I've been informed the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Editions of THE ADVENTURES OF CTHULHU JR. AND FRIENDS are the next in que at the printer -- finally! As I'm sure you all know, printing has been a bit jammed-up for a while, but we're next! Yay! This means, including shipping, the books should be at the fulfillment center warehouse in about two months! I appreciate all your patience through this process, as I'm as anxious to get these books in my hands as you are... and the warehouse has assured me they'll start to be (carefully) packaged and shipped out to you as soon as they arrive!

Plushie Proof!

Furthermore, we got the final model for the Cthulhu Jr. plushie... and look at this cute little guy!

He looks so cuddly!

The plushies are going to be shipping from a different factory than the books (of course), and we're waiting on a final-final timeline on their arrival... and you'll have another update shortly when I get THAT date.

That being said, we're discussing possibly shipping the plushies and the books (and all the other stretch goals) separately in order to best maintain the shipping integrity of the books... but, again, I'll keep you posted on that.

Thanks, all! I appreciate you all very much, and I'll have another update for you soon! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please drop me a message!

Oh... you wanna wrestle?

Before I go... have you seen the newest book I'm writing for Source Point Press?I'm honored to have co-written ARN ANDERSON: MY LIFE AS THE ENFORCER with legendary wrestler (and founder of The Four Horsemen) Arn Anderson! This is the true story of Arn's life leading-up to -- and then forever changing -- the landscape of professional wrestling and is gorgeously illustrated by the tag-team talents of Colm Griffin and Shawn Daley:

Love professional wrestling? Know someone who does? If so, get this new graphic novel!

If you're a fan of professional wrestling (or know someone who is) please head over to and check it out! Real talk... the first five pages of this book are among the favorite openings to a graphic novel I've ever written... EVER!

Thanks again, all! I hope you're all doing well and I'll be in touch again soon with more CTHULHU JR. updates! In the meantime, rejoice, he's almost here!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning