Monday, August 11, 2008

Hall of Fame…

New Section launch

Well guys I am proud to announce the launch of the new section went ahead and on schedule at precisely 3:00 p.m. GMT yesterday afternoon.

We had all the approvals except for Will Eisner’s section, but that has now been obtained from Carl and the Hall of Fame is now fully occupied.

We have some more folks that will, hopefully, be coming on board to join this illustrious group of creatives, over the coming months. The guys inside it are some of the greatest artists and writers ever to grace the pages of comic books.

The line-up is absolutely incredible and I include the link to the pages here:

Hall of Fame

The response to the new section has been incredible thus far and makes all the effort of getting things right through thorough research all the more rewarding.

This has been my chance to pay tribute to the guys that have influenced me in my career from way back when I first realised I wanted to be a comics artist until now.

Thanks to all the artists that gave their permission to add them to the hall of Fame and thanks also to the estates of those who are sadly no longer with us.

There is also a new addition to the Guest Artist spot as John Ridgway makes way to join the ranks of the Hall of Fame for Jon Haward, who is presently working on his second graphic novel for Classical Comics – Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Here's the link to this section too:

I look forward to hearing what you guys think of the new section. I hope the work within it gives you as much pleasure, as it as me over the years.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
August 11th 2008


matthew_in_ham said...

Good to see the likes of Rudy Nebres and Alfredo Alcala included. You must have grown up on the same black and white magazines as me!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tim,
Looks awesome.
Just finished checking it out.
I'll have to go back when I have more time to read it all and follow the links (provided at the bottom) to their respective galleries.
Of course, I'll probably check it out often, just to enjoy these great pieces of work.

Thanks for taking the time to put something like this together.

Tim Perkins said...

Hi Matthew,

Great to hear from you.

Thanks for dropping by.

Yes those books were superb and the Philippine Artists are vastly underrated and unsung nowadays, for the most part.

The fact they were not only incredibly talented, but also incredibly fast is unbelievable, especially nowadays where many books are consistently late.

Anyhow thanks again for dropping by. Hope to hear from you again soon and glad you like the new section on the website.

Best Wishes,

Tim Perkins said...

Hi Emilio,

Thanks as always for dropping by.

I'm really glad you like the new section to the website.

Yes, there is a lot to look at and you can see why it took so long to finally come to fruition.

There was a lot of research, which had to be done, to enable me to get the facts correct and all the relevant details sorted and then source some great imagery for each entry.

Yes, you really have to take a look at their respective websites over time. They have some wonderful stuff up on display.

Each of the guys in the Hall of Fame have had far reaching influences on my approach to comic art and storytelling and techniques, which you will read about as you get through each of the entries in turn.

The pleasure, although a lot of work and time spent researching was the order of the day, is all mine.

The chance to say thanks to these guys and share their work with all you guys that have asked so often who my influences and favourite artists are, are the reasons for doing this.

Looking forward to hearing more about what you think at a later stage.

Thanks again for dropping by.

Best Wishes,