Monday, July 09, 2007

Time Out…

Well deserved break taken after two years + solid working…

Margaret and I have just returned from our holiday in Majorca, to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Wow where did all the time go and I’m not speaking about the holiday.

It’s amazing really it doesn’t seem two minutes since we first met, or got married, or had the children, (now no longer children), or I got into the comic business for the first time, or - I could go on…

It’s over two years now since I started up Wizards Keep Limited and that too has gone by so fast. I think that’s why both Margaret and I needed the break. This was the first holiday ever that we didn’t have Simon and/or Joanne with us since our Honeymoon.

I had never been to Majorca before, although Margaret had before we became an item in 1979. The break was as it says in the header a well-deserved break for us both. The nearest I came to working was reading my new Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus book occasionally.

I thought we would share some holiday photos of our time in Majorca with everyone so here we go…

Alcudia Beach - Day 1

Palms on Alcudia Beach

View across the bay


Lots of space to lounge about on the beach

The Restaurante Tamarindo - where the Kebabs are nearly two feet long

The happy couple - Margaret and Tim

Me leaning on a Palm Tree - Day 1

Margaret doing her best Ursula Andress Bond scene

Cool Glasses, eh?

Last Evening on the beach - T-Minus 6 hours and counting until we leave

Margaret takes it easy

Tex-Mex in the Port area - Great steaks - A breeze has caught my shirt here, honest

The Pub London - My favourite haunt - Karaoke - Jimmy's Place

Jimmy Fixit - The DJ/MC - "Brilliant" and me. Jimmy kept us entertained all week

Meatloaf hits the stage

Meatloaf still on stage

Bat Out Of Hell - Middle Eight Section

Well we’re back now and it’s back to the drawing board and computers for me, and boy does it look like I’ll be paying for the break for a while too.

My workload looks a little like this at the moment:

  • Finish the Markosia Project
  • Start a series of Bookmarks for the guys that produce my Lithographic Printing
  • Start back on with the “Worlds End” graphic novel
  • Sort out the printing of some POS and leaflet graphics for a couple of retailers that have agreed to start stocking Wizards Keep products
  • Sort out the printing of some POS and leaflet graphics for the new Wizards Keep – Believe in Dreams joint retail project with my wife, Margaret
  • Launch the Hall of Fame section on the Wizards Keep website
  • Launch the Photo Gallery section on the Wizards Keep website
  • Finish off the Turnarounds for the sculptors to produce the masters so we can go into production with the Figurines range – There will be a new WIP section on the Wizards Keep website to view the production of these.
  • Make sure folks are keeping up to date with the News section on the website
  • Keep writing my Blogs
  • Finish up the 2006-2007 Fantasy Art Unlimited course, which started later than usual last year, due to a number of unforeseen factors
  • Start the 2007-2008 Fantasy Art Unlimited course ASAP
  • Organise some meetings with artists, sculptors, painters, actors, dancers, theatre groups, singers, musicians, etc, around the Northwest of England to set up a conference for all the local schools to come along and speak to these creative folk with a view to hiring them as visiting arts professionals, which will go towards any of the Arts Entitlement, Artsmark and The Arts Award schemes
  • Then there’s the day-to-day running of the business, emails, telephone calls, faxes – yes they still exist - and meetings.
  • Oh yes and an upcoming project for another UK comics company, my first regular, on-going comics work in a good number of years, more of which I will announce in a new Blog over the next few days or so…
So as you can see my schedule at the moment is a little sparse and in need of filling, but I’m sure that I can find something to do…

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
July 9th 2007

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