Seasonal Greetings for the Festive Period
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas that tonight ends a good year and tomorrow brings you a successful New Year.
We have had delays in the shipping of the graphic novels from our printers in Bosnia, hence the lack of promotional material from us this month. Our momentum was suddenly ground to a halt following the wonderfully successful launches in Malta and here in the UK where we saw all the launch books sell out. The UK ones lasted for only an hour and half before we ran out. Something we always hoped would happen, but something, which one cannot ever predict.
We have now been told that at long last and massively overdue that the books are in the UK in customs, so hopefully they should arrive with us here this week. Once the books have been unloaded, opened and checked over they will be shipped out ASAP. Thanks to everyone that placed an advanced pre-order (some from way back in September when the pre-sales were posted on the Wizards Keep website) – we really appreciate your patience.
Provision is being put into place for any subsequent reprints and the printing of the other graphic novels in the series to ensure this kind of delay will not happen again.
The books are wonderfully printed and bound and I will be posting more about this once the books finally arrive. I will also be Blogging about my fantastic third Malta Convention where I first opened and looked at the launch copies of the books, having arrived at the airport for the flight out to Malta just before the advanced launch copies arrived here at the Keep.
This month has been a time to rest and to catch up with family and friends and I have enjoyed every moment of it. I have watched many films over this time, which has been a great change of pace, especially after the madness that was 2011 – the year of Worlds End for me.
Thanks to my long suffering friends and family that have seen little of me for a couple of years now, whilst I worked on this first volume.
Thanks also to the folks that helped me to create the first book in my graphic novel series, Yel Zamor, Albert Deschesne, Paul Finch, James Hill, and Rob Sharp – Bryan Talbot and John Ridgway for their continued support and writing their marvellous Foreword and Introductions in the book, respectively and those fortunate folk that managed to get hold a book at both of the launches and have since written to me and commented on the Internet with their thoughts on it.
Some exciting news about the Worlds End project; as well as the video trailer, which has been very successful for us as we promote the project, please check out the new “all-ages friendly” WORLDS END Website.
Here you will see the first pages from the story and lots of extras. You will also be able to purchase the books and other Worlds End related products. Over time you will also see some specially written stories from the saga, which you can read online.
On a personal note I am about to begin writing the final draft for volume 2, later than I had first thought, but I had needed to take the break as a much necessary rest. Once this is done I will begin the process of drawing again. Look for some posts soon here and on the Wizards Keep and Worlds End websites where I will share some early pencil artwork.
All that remains before the next batch of Blogs in the New Year is for me to wish one and all an incredibly Happy New Year!!!
Until next time, have fun!
December 31st 2011
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