Friday, November 30, 2007

Digital Painter Required Part Two…

Hi Guys,

At the end of October I announced that I was currently pencilling an NDA protected project for UK publisher Markosia and I was looking for a digital paint artist to paint the project. Time restrictions for me with my present schedules were going to prevent me from being able to produce the full paint job myself.

I would like to take time out to say thanks to the many responses we have received, and would like to especially thank Simon Wyatt who contacted me and placed a bulletin on Imagine FX for us.

We are now in the process of looking through the many submissions.

The chosen artist will be contacted by Harry Markos shortly to deal with all the NDA and contract matters, etc.

I will be in touch ASAP with everyone else, so please be patient. I will contact everyone even if you don’t get the work, so again please just wait to hear, I promise I will be in touch.

It has been great hearing back from you guys over the past few weeks and I would like to say Good Luck to you all at this stage.

I will announce the name of the artist we go with here on the Wizards Keep Blog ASAP following contact with everyone that has taken the time to submit work to us via Weblinks.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
November 30th 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

It’s been quiet for you guys…

Back from a few weeks of illness and some very sad news…

Wow I can’t believe all this time has gone. These last few weeks have been horrendous. First off I became ill and then Margaret’s father was rushed into hospital and sadly died on the tenth of November. He was always a rock to the family and is already sadly missed by everyone, but if his handiwork down on this plane of existence is anything to go by then Heaven will be a-changing as many a wall is knocked through to accommodate new ideas on layout. Blackburn Rovers have lost a very loyal supporter as well. I feel so sorry for everyone and there are no words at such times that can ease any pain felt.

For the last month or so I have been on the receiving end of a really bad chest and throat infection, during which time I spent being unable to talk (a godsend to some folks) and in excruciating pain following weeks of incessant coughing and several visits to the doctors, something I rarely do. I came back from the hospital yesterday after a series of chest X-rays to check that everything’s okay in there. I have been told to take it easy for a week or two at least…if only.

I have tried to continue with work, but eventually, these last two weeks or so, something had to give and I have been unable to produce any work at all, which has now sent all my scheduling into the proverbial cocked hat.

Anyhow the latest Hot Wheels went off to the Publisher. I have to add here my heartfelt thanks to James Hill and the guys down at Toontastic for rearranging the deadline to accommodate my illness. I couldn’t have done so without this happening.

Well now you folks realise why the Blogs have been a rarity this month, but I could not have posted before now, and hope you’ll like the next stuff I have chosen to write about. Coming up are a couple of pieces on stories from Jack Kirby, which I actually wrote a while ago, but, which I feel are two of his best ever comics work and a follow-up Blog about the digital art job request from a few weeks ago too. We will soon be into December and onto Christmas with lots of things to mull over, so to speak…(pun intended).

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins...
November 29th 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

The new Christmas stock at Botany Bay...

Hi everyone, we have just put some new Christmas stock into our retail outlet at Botany Bay here in the UK.

Amongst the new goodies are a new range of Faeries and Dragons. We have a great new Manga Faerie and also some Tree Spirits. There’s also a great tea tree holding Tree that will make a nice centrepiece to any respectable Faerie folk collector. The biggest piece for us this time around is a signed and numbered, limited edition, Todd Lockwood Bronze finish figurine entitled “Demon”.

Then of course there are Margaret's "hand crafted" greetings cards, many of which are seasonal now.

There are also the usual Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Giclee Prints, Limited Edition Signed and Numbered Sketch Books and Posters.

Just ask the Botany bay staff if you want to purchase any of the limited editions and they will sort them out for you.

Here are some photographs of the Botany Bay outlet and the new stock.

All this has me really excited about the new range of “Worlds End” figurines I am looking at launching in 2008.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
November 18th 2007