Thursday, August 29, 2013

Danny Boyle - Creating Wonder

In conversation with Amy Raphael

Hi Folks,

I feel extremely privileged today to hold in my hands the latest biography about the life of Oscar winning filmmaker and storyteller, Danny Boyle – who is a fellow northern lad, to boot.

There’s good reason for this too.

Around April time I received an email, from someone called Amy Raphael, pertaining to a request for permission to use the quotation I penned for the dedication page used in the first volume of Worlds End.

As always with these kinds of things I had to ascertain if this was a windup or spam or the real deal. Happily it was the latter and I agreed to have the permission granted.

Now, in late summer as we look towards the twilight of 2013, I hold the book with the quotation resplendent in its position, proudly displayed at the front of the book, at the beginning of the 2013 Foreword.

Like the book from which it is taken it reads:

“This is for everyone who has ever looked at the stars, or gazed from atop a hill, or across the sea and wondered,,,”

Tim Perkins, Worlds End: The Riders on the Storm

I cannot tell you how proud I am at the moment that a fellow writer thought enough of my words to seek to use it in her own book, about a much-respected fellow storyteller, in the first place – but I am so happy she did.

Is it serendipity that it all took place on the birthday of my biggest storytelling influence, Jack Kirby or simply fate?

Whatever, it leaves me with a huge beaming grin this evening, as I prepare to start to read the book itself,

I would just like to say a huge Thank You to Amy for thinking the words were worthy of a quotation.

This evening, I’m off to make a brew and a little supper and then plan on settling down for a read…

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
August 29th 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Toast to the King

Jack Kirby’s 96th Birthday Remembered

Hi Folks,

Time once again for my annual request from me asking you all to raise a glass to the Heavens, to wish the King of comic books, Jack “King” Kirby a Happy 96th Birthday.

And what better way to celebrate the man than to look at a piece of his magnificent artwork.

Jack - Conan - Elric - Three of my favourite heroes!!!
Also take a look at the official website: Jack Kirby Museum

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
August 28th 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Celestial Song of Love

Read the latest story on the Arcanum page

Hi Folks,

You can read the epic poem, Celestial Song of Love today within the pages of the Arcanum.

Taken from the ancient scrolls of Gaeyrth it was written in the dim and distant mists of time by an unknown scribe.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
August 24th 2013