Well it’s been a while, again, and even Bentley was too busy this time around to help me out with the Blog, due to his commitments with his new family of puppies.
Now then, at long last we are able to announce lots of new things have been happening during this quiet lull in proceedings, although it has hardly been a lull here inside the Keep.
Coming up below is the Video Trailer for the first volume of Worlds End, for you to view.
November and December of 2011 are the two biggest months in the existence of Wizards Keep as all the interim years of preparation come to their final fruition, starting with...
WORLD LAUNCH EVENT
The world launch of the graphic novel is going to be taking place during the weekend of Saturday November 26th and Sunday27th at the usual spectacular venue of St James Cavalier in the capital city of Valletta on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta.
There will be more guests than ever this year and the line up looks like this:
and of course me
There will also be lots of local talent and I am looking forward to seeing their new work.
I am going out for longer this year, as along with David Lloyd I will be delivering a series of workshops in schools and a children’s workshop on Saturday morning. Both David and I are also scheduled to deliver a seminar each, which is going to be fun to do. I am really excited this year because of the launching of the book, but also because I will be around the week before the convention, as everything is set up for it.
This is a very special trip though due to the launching of my first graphic novel and also due to the warmth and support that has been afforded me by the organisers and my new found fan base over there.
As usual I will be blogging about my experience out there when I get chance after the launches.
UK LAUNCH EVENT
The UK launch is taking place on December the 1st, the day after I arrive back from the Malta trip. The venue for the launch is Darwen Aldridge Community Academy and starts at 6:30 p.m.
There will be complimentary drinks and nibbles and of course I will be there along with close family and friends and invited guests, including some stalwarts of the comic industry, which I am really looking forward to – the folks not the drinks... LOL.
I will be signing the books on the night and I will personalise and also remark them if you want me to.
Please feel free to come along for a chat and to check out the graphic novel.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as I can at both events.
Well the moment of truth is almost at hand and I will finish by saying that I hope you like the Trailer. Please feel free to like, favourite, subscribe to the channel and comment on the trailer itself.
Coming along soon will be the release of the brand new Worlds End Website, where you can follow all the current news on the project.
For me December will see me begin the final draft of the script for Worlds End Volume 2 – A Hard Reign is Gonna Fall. January will then see me begin working on the pencils for the book, whilst James edits the script for me once more.
The production of these second and consecutive books should be far easier to manage, as the dream team are now in place. But that is later next month, there is still a lot to sort out this week.
Just before I sign off, however I would just like to say a few words about the Bogtrotters. We’ll be showing some wonderful photos of Bentley with Pixie and their four puppies soon. One pup, a little female called Alexis, has already been taken to her new home. The other two females, awaiting names are due to go the day before I set off for MaltaComicCon 3 and the little male, Bentley, named after his dad will be going, sadly, the day before I arrive back, so I will be saying goodbye to him before I leave for the sunny shores of Malta. It’s been really nice having four extra Bogtrotters around and Bentley’s legacy is now set to grow.
Until next time, have fun!
November 17th 2011