Monday, January 19, 2015

Wizards Keep – True Believers

Grand Worlds End COMPETITION!!!


Well, I said I would start off 2015 by launch a competition in conjunction with True Believers Comic Festival and here it is in all its splendour.

The event takes place on Saturday February 7th 2015.

It is being held between 10am and 6:30pm.

The Venue is in the magnificent setting of Cheltenham Racecourse – Cheltenham – Gloucestershire – UK – GL50 4SH.

So if you want a chance at Winning a Ticket for FOUR – Two Adults and Two Children read on…
 

What a great way to start off 2015 by going along to the inaugural True Believers Comics Festival on Saturday February 7th 2015.

Here is your chance to win a Family Ticket, which will include 2 x Adult and 2 x Children’s Tickets.

All you need to do is to enter this simple competition and answer these five questions.

ALL of the ANSWERS you will find somewhere on the WORLDS END WEBSITE at www.worlds-end.co.uk or on the WIZARDS KEEP WEBSITE at www.wizards-keep.com

1.    What is the Title of the First Worlds End Graphic Novel?
2.    What is the name of the Wizard in the Worlds End series of books?
3.    What is the name of the Evil Race of Alien Bad Guys?
4.    Who writes and draws the Graphic Novel series?
5.    What is the name of the Wizard’s little furry familiar?

There you go – once you have those answers safely sorted out, just email them to:

mail@wizards-keep.com or gweldar@worlds-end.co.uk

Or via snail mail to:

Wizards Keep Publishing
11 Walton Crescent
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 3TQ

ALL correct entries will be placed into a Wizards hat and one lucky name will be drawn out!!!
And the good thing is – You can ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WISH.
The draw will be made on Monday 26th January 2015GOOD LUCK Folks!!!


Remember I'll be at Table #F1, so please come along and say hi.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
January 19th 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

True Believers Comic Festival

Guest Appearance at Inaugural Event

 Hi Folks,

Well, I thought I would start off 2015 by announcing I am one of the guests at the first Comic Festival of the year for me, which is at the True Believers Comic Festival. This is the first time this event has been held.

The event takes place on Saturday February 7th 2015.

It is being held between 10am and 6:30pm.

The Venue is in the magnificent setting of Cheltenham Racecourse – Cheltenham – Gloucestershire – UK – GL50 4SH.




The convention is solely concerned with Comics themselves unlike most other events, which concentrate on Film, TV, Toys, and Cosplay with comics finding themselves marginalised in a ghetto somewhere within the venues.

From all accounts this one follows on from European festivals, like the one I attend each year in Malta, and others in the UK such as Thought Bubble and The Lakes International Comic Art Festival events, so as you can imagine, I am excited to have been asked to take part.

In their words; “The True Believers Comic Festival is a new UK based event that celebrates comics, their creators and the fans who love them.”

Check out the links below to their website and its many different pages of fun-filled activities that they have lined up for everyone visiting.

Guest List

Exhibitors

Traders

Cosplay

YouTubeWalk Through and Introduction to the True Believer Organisers themselves

I cannot wait to go along and meet everyone.

I’ll be situated at TABLE # F1 – Check out the Map below for more details.


 

I’m lined up to Join Emma Vieceli, Kate Brown and Dylan Teague on one of the event Panels, DRAWING COMICS, which is taking place at 16:15pm and, which is due to last approximately 30 minutes.

Of course I will also have all the usual products on sale and hope to have some BRAND NEW finished colour work on display from Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard reign’s Gonna Fall.

So please feel free to pop by my table and say hi and don’t forget to pick up the books and stuff and check them all out!!! So many folks seem frightened to touch the books until prompted, so please feel yourselves invited to take a look at them all.

Now, I’ll end with some exciting news regarding our latest Worlds End COMPETITION, which will give one lucky family a chance to WIN two adult and two children’s tickets to this wonderful Comic Festival and a Signed Sketch from my good self as the Prizes!!!

Check out this Blog and the News Pages on the Wizards Keep and Worlds End Websites on, Monday 19th January at around 12:00pm for all the details and to enter.

GOOD LUCK!!!

Now let the Magik begin...

 

See you all down there soon.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
January 16th 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year Folks

Thanks for your continued support

Hi Folks,

Well, it’s that time of year once again and so without further ado and because a picture paints a thousand words I’ll leave this year behind with a picture, drawn by me and painted by Malta’s own, Stefan Agius and to say I’m now back working hard on Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall with my new Colour Flats Assistant Wizard, Gabriella Golden – look for NEW artwork at last very soon.

This little illustration of our heroes on the rock out amongst the seas of Gaeyrth will be available on the Websites early in January 2015.


Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
December 31st 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

MaltaComicCon 2014

Best Convention on the Planet

Hi Folks,

Well, by the time you read this little promotional missive I shall be en route to the best convention known to mankind – MALTACOMICCON in the capital city of Valletta on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta.

Over the past six years I have been invited out a total of seven times by some of the most wonderful people you could ever hope to meet. I feel extremely humbled and honoured to be in this very privileged position. I now look on the organisers as great friends whom I visit every year on the run up to Christmas.

Truth told, my continued involvement with the guys this year, with the passing of my Mum has given me the impetus to carry on and get back into working again – indeed it gave me back my deadlines. Although I am still a few days off completing the final pencils, something I had hoped to pull back in time for the convention, I have, however completed all the layouts onto the Bristol board and will be showing those as stats along with the completed pencils for the pages thus far. To all intents and purposes the second book’s storytelling (the most important thing for me) is complete at long last. I just wish Mum was here to share that with me.

I am looking forward to showcasing and launching 2 NEW products, which will go on general release upon my return to the UK.

The first is my second Sketchbook: “12 – The Witching Hour”


 The second is as yet a TOP SECRET, other than the Teaser Art below:


 I am excited, as always and cannot wait to meet everyone there.

The Venue has to be seen to be believed; a medieval fortress with walls so thick you could not span it with arms outstretched. Little wonder, Malta has never been successfully invaded and conquered.

With this year’s events, I was remiss in publishing the Blogs from my notes I created upon my return from last year’s event. They remain languishing in limbo, but at some point it would be nice to write them up properly. I will however be Blogging about this year’s event, again upon my return.

In the meantime, watch out Twitter Fans for my Tweets – @TimPWizardsKeep – that is, if I can find the time during the convention. There is so much for folks to see and do there, it’s finding the time to fit it all in.

Oh, well, I’m off now, but look forward to telling of my exploits on the island this time around, real soon…  

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
November 27th 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Worlds End now available at the following stores


New stockists
Hi Folks,

Great news as we announce that the following retail outlets have begun to stock our products. If you live in the North West of England you can now purchase the Worlds End graphic novels from the following stores:

Travelling Man - Leeds
32 Central Road, LS1 6DE
Tel: 0113 243 6461
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5:30pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Travelling Man - Manchester
4 Dale Street, M1 1JW
Tel: 0161 237 1877
Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 4:30pm

Travelling Man - Newcastle
43 Grainger Street, NE1 5JE
Tel: 0191 261 4993
Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 4:30pm

Travelling Man - York
54 Goodramgate
YO1 7LF
Tel: 01904 628 787
Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

OK Comics
19, Thornton’s Arcade
Briggate
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 6LQ
Tel: 0113 246 9366
Opening Hours
Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm

The Batcave
3-5 Lower Cockcroft
Northgate
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 1JD
Tel: 01254 667488
Opening Hours
Mon - Sat: 10:30am - 5:30pm

 
 One of the best things about all these shops – and there are lots of very positive things to say about each of them – is that as well as stocking the bigger publishers like Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and the like, they also support smaller publishers such as ourselves here at Wizards Keep Publishing.

I have been buying from these guys now for a good number of years and can’t tell you how excited we are to get this support.

Please drop in at any of the above stores whilst you are next out shopping in the area. All of them have excellent stock for all ages, are pleasant and easy to look around, and are run by knowledgeable and friendly staff.

And whilst you browse there, please remember to ask to look at our Worlds End books and if you like them, please make a discerning purchase for yourselves and/or for members of your family that like to read an exciting and interesting, visually stunning story… oh, and don’t forget to tell them who sent you.

Thanks in advance for your continued support guys and…

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
September 16th 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the KING


Jack Kirby – My yearly celebration of the man and his art

Hi Folks, 

Well it’s that time of year once again and time for me to remember the man whose artwork, writing and storytelling were responsible for my career decision to become a comic book creator when I was still an eight-year old boy.

As they say, a picture paints a thousand words, so I will simply say – if you can get hold of a copy of the magnificent tome – The Artist’s Edition of Jack Kirby’s New Gods do yourselves a massive favour and do so. The artwork is as close as you can get to the original artwork with all the paste-ups and white outs, notes and some production wear and tear. A truly beautiful book produced by IDW.

In the meantime, whilst you await its arrival, feast your eyes on some more Jack’s magic.

I hope you gaze at it with the same sense of wonder that I did as a young boy and do as a much older boy even today.

Click on each image to see a larger version, as always. 










  
Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
August 28th 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Worlds End 11oz Ceramic Mugs


A look at our NEW Merchandise

Hi Folks,

I’m pleased to announce today that, at long last, we have launched the full range of new Worlds End 11oz Ceramic Mugs.

So without further ado… you can check out the full range of artwork available here in the Wizards keep News Pages

The full range of six Worlds End Series 01 Mugs are available now to purchase from the Wizards Keep & Worlds End Shops!

They are just the job for enjoying your favourite brew whilst reading Worlds End any time of day, any time of year.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
August18th 2014