Saturday, January 21, 2012

Meet Phoebie

A first look at my Granddaughter due to arrive in the world in June.

Hi Everyone,

Well, talk about excited...

I went along with my wife Margaret to our daughter, Joanne and her husband, Toby to the hospital on Wednesday, last week for Joanne’s 20 week scan. There we witnessed for the first time the wonder of seeing our little Granddaughter, Phoebie move. It was really emotional and all I could do to contain myself.

We had seen the scan photo that Joanne had taken at the 12 week scan, but not only did we see the photo I am sharing with you today, but we saw he fidgeting about and boy, was she active!

I wanted to share this moment with you guys and I will post more news up to the great day in June.

Next up will be the long awaited Malta Comic Con 2011 Blogs, which saw me launch Worlds End Volume 1 and teach before four Maltese schools, both of which were the thrills of a lifetime.

Following this little series of Blogs will be a retrospective look back at the last twelve months here at the Keep and another looking forward to what to expect from us.

After that expect updates as with the run up to the launch of Worlds End Volume 1 as I work on the second volume, “A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall.”

All that remains for today is for me to wish Joanne and TobyCONGRATULATIONS and add I cannot wait to meet my little cutie pie, Phoebie for the first time.
Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
January 21st 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Worlds End Arrives at Last!!!

Ready for dispatch from Monday 16th January

Hi Everyone,

Well the books finally arrived on the pallets yesterday and now Volume 1 is safely tucked up in the Wizards Keep warehousing facility.

Incredibly delayed at the shipping stage, but now available to dispatch at long last, I would just like to say a how much your patience is appreciated by all of us here at Wizards Keep.

The books were finally placed in storage ready for picking earlier today.
The first batch of pre-sale orders will be dispatched from Monday 16th January and I look forward to hearing what you guys think of the books.

Folks are already being very complimentary about both the content and the production values of the printing and binding.

The next stage of the launching schedule will be the drawing of the winning name in the prize draw for the pre-sale orders. The winner, as you may know already, will receive one of just five bronze resin figurines of Gweldar the Elder, the Mathemagician from the Worlds End series. We will announce more about this soon – stay tuned for more updates.

If you have already ordered your graphic novel look for it this coming week – I can’t wait to hear what you think!!!

Oh, well back to the writing of Volume 2 again after a few days break whilst the books were safely placed to bed. I have to see whether our friends are still in peril...

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
January 13th 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Worlds End Talk and Signing at Blackburn Library

Thursday February 2nd

Hi Everyone,

Well here we are at the start of a brand new year and here’s hoping it be a great one for everyone.

 2012 will see me undertaking a book signing tour.

At the moment I am speaking to libraries, reading groups, schools, comic shops and book stores, With that in mind if any of you reading this are involved with one of the above, or indeed any kind of venue that would appreciate a talk about the creation of graphic novel from concept to print then please drop me a line at the website address mail(at)wizards-keep(dot)com and I will endeavour to arrange something with you.

The first of my scheduled events takes place on Thursday February 2nd at Blackburn Library. This talk will include information on my career to date, but will emphasise my latest work creating Worlds End Volume 1 with some insights into what to expect in future volumes. A book signing will take place after the talk too.

Tickets for this event are available from:
Blackburn Central Library -Town Hall Street – Blackburn – Lancashire - BB2 1AG – UK

Tickets cost £1.00

Telephone: 01254 587244

Once again, please don’t forget to check out the video trailer, which has been very successful for us as we promote the project and please also check out the new “all-ages friendly” WORLDS END Website.

I look forward to seeing some of you at the talk.

Please feel free to field any questions and please, don’t be shy... I don’t bite, honest.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
January 7th 2012