Friday, April 28, 2017

Worlds End - Volume 2

PRE-ORDER Incentives Schemes

The importance of the launch of Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall “Science Fusion” Graphic Novel is even more vital than it was with the initial launch of Worlds End – Volume 1 – The Riders on the Storm.

Worlds End fans have been clamouring for a release date for it for the past four or five years. It was never in the plans to take so long to produce it, but as followers of Worlds End, Wizards Keep and Tim Perkins, you will already know about the obstacles and upsets of personal loss, personal illness and just about anything that could be thrown in the way of production of the artwork and has constantly confronted the team between volumes. It has almost been as though there was a physical presence not wishing the book to be completed.


It was always the plan to include a signed and numbered, limited edition print, like the one given away to all Pre-Orders prior to the launch of Worlds End 1. After all parting with one’s hard earned sheckles is bad enough at times, but paying up front before the book is ready for release (as we did with volume one) – well that is another thing entirely and shows just how loyal and supportive Worlds End fans are.

So, without further ado, here are the list of incentives…

INCENTIVE ONE – Applicable to all orders placed and paid for prior to the release date being announced later in 2017.

The first incentive for all fans/customers to receive a signed and numbered, limited edition print was needed for anyone ordering and paying for the second book as a Pre-Order book.

It was with all the above in mind that Tim and the Team decided that something other than a single signed and numbered, limited edition print was needed for anyone ordering and paying for the second book as a Pre-Order book.

INCENTIVE TWO – Applicable to The FIRST 100 orders placed and paid for prior to the release date being announced later in 2017.

As a result of this thinking it was decided that a second signed and numbered, limited edition print with a space left open and unfinished for Tim to remark with an individual, unique, original sketch on it to complete the image was called for.

This still didn’t seem quite enough though, however, and so it was decided to add a third incentive into the Pre-Order mix.

INCENTIVE THREE – Applicable to ONE Lucky Fan/Customer with an order placed and paid for prior to the release date being announced later in 2017.

The third incentive is for one very lucky Pre-Order Fan/Customer to have their name drawn out of a wizard’s hat and then adapted by Tim and added to the intricately detailed Worlds End Map of Gaeyrth in the front pages of the book. Their names becoming the name of a place or city or even an island or continent.

Their name will appear alongside such stalwarts of the comic industry, as Jack Kirby, Barry Kitson, John Ridgway, Bryan Talbot, Mike Ploog, Frank Brunner, Frank Frazetta and John Buscema, as well as family and friends and the members of the Wicked Comics Team – the Organisers of the mighty MaltaComicCon – all of whom have their names on the map in this way.

There, the lucky winner will see their names translated into the fantasy language used by the indigenous peoples of the mediaeval world of Gaeyrth and immortalised forever like those above into something like these…

K’rby
Brry K’tsyn
Jn’ Rygwy
T ‘aal-Bot
Plooogg
Br’Unna
Fr’ Zytta
B ‘Cema 

…amongst many others

However, that still didn’t seem to be enough, here at the Keep and so it was decided to add a fourth incentive into the eldritch mix.

INCENTIVE FOUR – Applicable to ONE Lucky Fan with an order placed and paid for prior to the release date being announced later in 2017.

The fourth incentive is for one very lucky Pre-Order Fan/Customer to have their name drawn out of a wizard’s hat and then see them supplied with heavy duty, Worlds End-themed washable wallpaper using the Mural Artz technique to customise a wall in their house, office, studio, garage or den or wherever they want it to hang. 

The image area can be up to a size of 12 Feet in width by 8 Feet high. It will come as rolls of wallpaper – all you need to do is carefully hang or employ a decorator to hang it for you.

The lucky winner will be given a few options to choose from between artwork from one of the double page spreads or else panels and logos from the first two books, put together and made into patterned wallpaper.

The idea for this came to Tim a short while ago after a couple of discussions with clients about the Mural Artz product.

So, there you have it.

Place your order now and you will get Incentive 1.
You will also get Incentive 2 if you place your order within the first 100 orders.

One of you will also then become immortalised on the Map of Gaeyrth from that moment on.

Another one of you will receive Worlds End-themed wallpaper to customise one of your walls.

It’s enough to get us to enter for ourselves…

All you need to do now, if you haven’t already, is to go to the Wizards Keep or Worlds End Shops on their respective websites and place an order for the second volume.

There are a lot of orders already committed at the moment – so thanks to those all those wonderful folks – you know who you are. 

You can either click the link or copy and paste the web address below into your browser.

Here is the Direct Link:
Place Your Order for Worlds End – Volume 2

Here is the web address to copy and paste into your browser:  http://www.wizards-keep.com/index.asp?Item=worlds-end-volume-2-a-hard-reigns-gonna-fall--32145327--1 

This second book is set to fly out of the ball park and is even better than book one.

Good Luck to you all and thanks for your continued support for Worlds End.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim…
April 28th 2017


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Worlds End Volume 2

Pre-Sale Page now OPEN in the SHOP

Hi Everyone,

I am proud to announce at long last that Wizards Keep have just launched the  PRE-SALES Page for Worlds End - Volume 2 - A Hard Reign's Gonna Fall.

We are all really excited about this and for all those of you anxiously awaiting this second Graphic Novel we are offering a couple of very cool incentives.

ORDER IN ADVANCE NOW and receive a Limited Edition Signed & Numbered Print – PRINT 1.

The FIRST 100 ordered before the final date before Publication will also receive an Original Remarked Print – PRINT 2. 

This is as well as receiving the Limited Edition Signed & Numbered Print.

(Remarked Prints will have a unique original sketch to complete the illustration).

So the first 100 folks to purchase a Pre-Sale book before the Publication Date is announced will get two beautiful, unique Worlds End prints and everyone else after the 100 copies have been purchased will get Print 1.

Once the Publication Date has been announced then Worlds End Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall will be sold without the prints.

The Publication Date has yet to be announced.


Although we will say it is definitely COMING SOON!
This is the second in the series of my "Science Fusion" graphic novels and I cannot thank the team around me enough for all their hard work and my family and friends for their patience in the production of this labour of love.

As with the first volume, The Riders in the Storm is a fully painted, All-Ages book and is set on a medieval world called Gaeryth, where a Mathemagician, called Gweldar, his familiar, Geek, a young boy, Ralf and a mysterious girl called Zephol continue to be all that stand before an invading alien horde intent on aqua-forming the otherwise tranquil planet in the far reaches of space.

The question is are they enough to stop the myriad forces, known as the Aoevill from the depths of outer space and solve the mystery of Worlds End…?

And to quote the book, "Will a little Magik be enough?"

The book is again European Format - Case Bound Cover - Fully illustrated - 88 full colour pages + Cover and illustrated Endpapers

I am so thrilled to announce that these two stellar comic creators are doing me the great honour this time around.

The Foreword is by David Lloyd V – for Vendetta, Kickback, etc.

The Introduction is by Bruce Zick – Disney, Pirates of Dark Water, etc.

With an Afterword again by me.

ISBN: 978-0-9570310-1-2

TO ORDER YOUR COPY Simply Click the Link Below:

WORLDS END - VOLUME 2 - PRE-SALE ORDER

Check Back Soon for more information on the Progress of the Second Volume and its Publication Date.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim…
April 12th 2017

Monday, February 06, 2017

Jack “KING” Kirby

A Celebration of his work

Hi Everyone,

As you all know by now, American Comic Book Artist and Writer, Jack Kirby was THE creative catalyst that put dreams in my head of becoming a comic book creator when I grew up from being a young boy. By the time I was 8 years old I was determined to follow my chosen path, one on which I would try to create my own stories and tell them sequentially.

If Jack had still been alive today he would have been 100 years old in August, this year. 

I have tried every year since I received the news in the Defiant studios in New York city to celebrate his magnificent output of work on this day and also on his birthday in August and this year is no exception to the rule, especially in light of such a momentous occasion as his 100th Birthday.

Expect lots of Jack Kirby related news from me this year – Teaser Alert!!!

So, folks, for now sit back and enjoy the journey through just a little more of Jack’s wonderful work – the stuff that influenced my decision to become a creator of comics.













News soon on Worlds End 2 as well.

Stay tuned!!!
Until next time, have fun!

Tim…
February 6th 2017