Interview with JW Rinzler

Interview with JW Rinzler

I first came across JW Rinzler a few months ago when I read The Star Wars and was fascinated and quite impressed by his career. He has dabbled in a bit of…
2016 Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

Best Novel - (nominees in no particular order) Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep Where Futures End Wired Darwinia Simularcron – 3 October First is Too Late We On a Pale…
Best of 2016 Nominees

Best of 2016 Nominees

It is that time again, time for the third annual Best of Manik Creations style. Check out the Best of 2014 and the Best of 2015, if you have a second. As is…
Italy Trip Part IV

Italy Trip Part IV

During our trip to Italy this had to be on the list, you cannot visit the country without a stop in this city. Looking back I would have to say…
Trip to Italy Part II

Trip to Italy Part II

This was our first stop on our trip, and to be honest I didn’t know much about the city other than the obvious that it was built on the water.…
Trip to Italy

Trip to Italy

I wanted to write about this because it was a pretty cool experience and wanted to share it. I also wanted to put out some suggestions and or things that…
Interview with MT Anderson

Interview with MT Anderson

I first came across M.T. Anderson last year and was completely enamored with his book Feed which I read a few years back and won my Novel of the Year for 2014.…
The Orb

The Orb

This is another short story I have been working on. Hopefully in a few weeks I will have this one ready. In the mean time check out the cook artwork…
New Project Artwork

New Project Artwork

Check out this new artwork from a comic that Mark Martel and I have been working on. Hopefully we can get this out late in 2016, and have not decided…
Minutes

Minutes

Check out my new short story. I will be posting new chapters every few days. Hope you like it. MINUTES - by Spalding Manik -Five minutes is all you need.…
2015 Award Winners

2015 Award Winners

Best Novel– (in no particular order) The Martian Accidental Time Machine Neuromancer Death: A Life Sum: Forty Tales of the Afterlife   Winner : The Martian Runner Up: Neuromancer Honorable…
Best of 2015 Nominees

Best of 2015 Nominees

It is that time again, time for the second annual Best of Manik Creations style. Check out the Best of 2014, if you have a second. This year I did not…
Digital Rapture

Digital Rapture

The only reason I came across this book was that it was mentioned on the site iO9, which is one of my favorite sites for a variety of reasons. If…
Podcast

Podcast

So a few months back I was invited to be a guest on my friend and local writer C.E. Martin's podcast called Weirdology 101. If that name sounds familiar it is because…
Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Giveaway

Hello everyone I just posted a Giveaway for my graphic novel Death's Life on Goodreads. There is a link on the home page if you want to enter, or if…
Check out Chase Collins

Check out Chase Collins

 Tell us a little about yourself and your background? (where are you from, where you grew up, when did you start drawing ect.) I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I…
BIG NEWS!!

BIG NEWS!!

  Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know that I will have a table at the 2015 Derby City Comic Con. This is my first every con so I…
Pages, Panels, and Beyond!

Pages, Panels, and Beyond!

Hey everyone I wanted to share this, it's a documentary about all the local comic writers and artists here in Louisville. It is pretty cool and the creator of the…
Check out Phil Back

Check out Phil Back

I met Phil a few months back at the Louisville Cavalcade of Comics. He was the first person to buy one of the first prints of my comic Death's Life.…
Ash Land Ch 8

Ash Land Ch 8

Mat sat in the tower not paying at much attention as he should have. The road leading into the compound was now overgrown and only a faint outline of where…
Ash Land Ch 7

Ash Land Ch 7

For the next few days the wanderers took turns scouting the farm and seeing if there were any weaknesses. Father Elijah decided that a real test was in order to…
Ash Land Ch 6

Ash Land Ch 6

From the tower overlooking the main gate into the farm, Matt and his .30-06 deer rifle followed closely the approaching group. The group consisted of 3 individuals, one male and…
Ash Land Ch 5

Ash Land Ch 5

Welcome to Ash Land Two years later… Jim hated doing chores, he despised it. Growing up there was always some sort of physical labor that needed to be done. He…
Ash Land Ch4

Ash Land Ch4

Brian left the office at the park as fast as he could. His thoughts were going a thousand miles an hour. What to do? Who to call? Where am I…
Ash Land Ch 3

Ash Land Ch 3

Arriving back at the station Bob was still cursing the sensor. “Stupid sensor! We have had more trouble out of these things in the past few weeks.” Bob strolled up…
Ash Land Ch 2

Ash Land Ch 2

Yellowstone National Park 14 months ago. “What are you doing this weekend Bob?” “Well my wife and I are going up to Canada for a nice relaxing weekend, no kids!”…
Best of 2014 Awards

Best of 2014 Awards

Happy New Year to eveyone out there. Below is my Best of 2014 winners.   Best superhero comic nominees – (in no particular order) Lazarus Astro City AvX The Strange…
Best of 2014 Nominees

Best of 2014 Nominees

As the new year approaches I wanted to take some time to look back on everything I have read this past year, and I mean everything. So this is my…
Greatest Battle of All Time

Greatest Battle of All Time

Here is a cool article I came across last week.   http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2014/12/the-comic-book-battle-for-the-battle-of-the-century/1/   I would like to think that I have read quite a few comics and would have somewhat…
THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

Hey everyone I just wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my site. Last month over 3,000 people visited the site! That is amazing seeing…
14 by Peter Clines

14 by Peter Clines

I came across this one on Amazon and if fit all the criteria for me wanting to read it. There was a sort of mystery surrounding the novel, as the…
Superman Doomed

Superman Doomed

Saw this at my local comic shop. I have not read it yet but just wanted to show off the art, which is AWESOME! Also, I could not resist I…
No-Va

No-Va

 Original Sin has been out for a week or so, and I think it looks awesome. The premise is that someone killed the Watcher, didn't know he could be killed…
Bound by nothing

Bound by nothing

Not too long ago I, finally, watched Blade Runner, yeah I know. I had heard so much about it about how it was one of the best sifi moves ever…
New Site

New Site

  Hey everyone, sorry for the delay. I am switching up the site, hopefully in a few days I can have it up and running again. Manik