Tuesday, March 30, 2010

BBC Radio Interview...

Hear the BBC Radio Lancashire interview with Tim…

Hi Guys,

Well I have to say many thanks to both John "Gilly" Gillmore and Carole Turner for the BBC Radio Lancashire interview yesterday on Monday 29th March.

We had some great FUN and I ended up doing a sketch of John in his superhero alter-ego live on the show and also gave him some art tips in the process, having him produce his own sketches too.

I have had a lot of contact from people all over the world, who for one reason or another were unable to hear the show when it was broadcast live, and for those people and anyone else wishing to hear what was said, you can listen to the show by clicking the link below or by clicking the BBC Logo above:

Tim’s BBC Radio Interview

The link is only active for a few days so if you want to listen to the interview, please click on the link ASAP.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…

March 30th 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Media Interview...

The first of several interviews with Tim in the media…

Hi Guys,

Well things continue to be steaming ahead here at Wizards Keep for me with the digital painting of the
Worlds End graphic novel and I have several children’s book commercial commissions in the pipeline.

I have pretty much made the switch to Painter as my main digital painting program now, although I still use Photoshop for lots of stuff too. In the main though my latest work is now looking more like my traditional work and continues to astound me that although I was perfectly happy with the way I saw the finished pages in Photoshop I now see a huge difference in some of the more painterly effects that I can achieve with Painter and with a much quicker and easier to achieve workflow too.

I was approached the other day by BBC Radio Lancashire to give an interview this coming Monday 29th March.

Apologising for the short notice, Carole Turner asked me if I would like to go along for the 1:00 p.m. John "Gilly" Gillmore show.

The presenters want me to also show them how to draw and get them involved in producing some characters on air, which sounds like great FUN to me!

I have agreed to the interview, especially in light of my two previous ones, which went down a great storm with the presenters and the listeners, when the previous interviews were aired.

I will be taking along copies of the
Worlds End Ashcan and some of the other Wizards Keep merchandise, so be sure to listen in for a chance to win some of the goodies.

So if you want to hear various questions about my career, present projects and fantast art courses answered direct from the proverbial horse's mouth be sure to tune in on Monday to the 1:00 p.m. show live on 95.5 FM / 103.9 FM / DAB.

You never know you may even get to put a question to me yourself.

Also lined up are an interview on
Sketch Maven, which is due to go live on their website soon – I’ll let you guys know when as soon as I know myself. There will also be a link on my website in the links section at the bottom of the Homepage.

I am also lined up to do a Podcast for Dave and Denise Dorman’s new Podcast venture; Wednesday is Comic Book Day, which is available on iTunes. Again more on this as soon as I know myself. There will also be a link on my website in the links section at the bottom of the Homepage for this too.

I should also have some exciting news regarding MaltaCon 2, which looks like it will be even bigger and better than before and looks to be expanding the workshops too. It is in the early planning stages and I am actively involved with the guys over there to make this one even more successful than the last one. I will be attending this year again as an invited guest.

As the workload with the production of Worlds End and my other commercial work is so heavy at the moment I have made a conscious decision this year to not attend any UK conventions, except maybe the Thought Bubble one in Leeds, which is late in the year and reasonably close to the studio. Apologies to all that had hoped to see me this year, after my missing most of them last year too.

I hope to return to them next year, by which time the Worlds End graphic novel will be finished and on sale.

Anyhow you heard it here first; the pre-release media promotion for Worlds End will be starting this coming Monday with the BBC Radio interview. I hope to do a Worlds End promo tour, with book signings and a travelling gallery of artwork from the book, as soon as it is ready, so if any of you guys that frequent this site would like me to sign at your store(s), or event(s), please drop me a line via email and I will endeavour to fit you into my schedule.

I will release a tour itinerary nearer the time.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…

March 27th 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Orphan Works Bill...

Latest update from the Illustrators Partnership…

Hi Guys,

Things are even more manic than usual here at the Keep, as I juggle the day-to-day running of Wizards Keep and the many networks we have, alongside the digital painting of the
Worlds End graphic novel and my children’s book commercial commissions, hence the smaller amounts of Blogging at the moment.

This popped into one of my inboxes the other day and I promised I would post it ASAP, so here without further ado…


White House Seeks Artists' Comments to Improve Copyright Protection


New Copyright Czar begins Joint Strategic Plan to Protect Intellectual Property

Victoria Espinel is the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), also known as the Copyright Czar. Congress created IPEC by an Act of Congress. Ms. Espinel serves within the Executive Office of the President to coordinate with all the federal agencies that fight the infringement of intellectual property.

Ms. Espinel and her team are specifically tasked with formulating and implementing a Joint Strategic Plan to help protect the ingenuity and creativity of Americans by improving the U.S. Government's protection of the rights of intellectual property owners.

Your input is requested.

The White House is inviting your public input and participation to shape an effective intellectual property enforcement strategy. Please respond with your written submissions regarding the costs to you, your business and the U.S. economy resulting from infringement of your intellectual property rights, both direct and indirect.

This will be a 2-part process.

The first is to gather public recommendations by March 24. IPEC will then gather your input on the formulated plan.

Please be precise.

Include your name, city, state, and what type of artist you are. Explain why copyright is critical to you as a commercial artist, how infringement affects you, and what the U.S. government can do to better protect the rights of American artists. If your submission is about your economic loss due to infringement of your copyrights you must clearly identify the methodology used to calculate your losses or otherwise validate your infringement and enforcement costs.

Your submission will be publicly posted.

For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information.

Confidential disclosures.

If you have confidential business information that would support your recommendation or that you believe would help the Government formulate an effective enforcement strategy, please let them know by contacting:

Thomas L. Stoll

Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

(202) 395-1808

Deadline: Submissions must be received by Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 5 p.m. EST.

Address: All submissions should be sent electronically via

Additional Background Reading:

White House Blog

Federal Register Notice Request

Brad Holland and Cynthia Turner for the Board of the Illustrators' Partnership

For news and information, and an archive of these messages:

Illustrators' Partnership Orphan Works Blog:


85 organizations opposed the last Orphan Works bills, representing over half a million creators. Illustrators, photographers, fine artists, songwriters, musicians, and countless licensing firms all believe this bill will harm their small businesses.

If you received our mail as a forwarded message and wish to subscribe to the IPA mailing alerts, click on the link below, "Join Our Mailing List" and follow the simple directions on the webpage.

Please post or forward this message to any interested party.

Well I just did that, so let's hope some sense is put into this ongoing problem in the USA, which will have profound effect on the Uk and the rest of the world if it is passed, as a bill of law.

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
March 23rd 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010


To my Wife, Margaret…


And to everyone else, until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…

March 20th 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010


To my Mum and also my Wife…

Just a quick Blog today to wish my Mum a Very Happy Mother’s Day and to wish the same for my wife, Margaret too.


Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…
March 14th 2010