Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Sketches Part 3

The third of three sketches for Halloween week

Hi Everyone,

Well, I hope you are all set for this evening’s partying.

Here is the last of this week’s quick Halloween sketches with this one, again in biro, of favourite Halloween performer, ALICE COOPER. Alice and his music have always had a special place in my life. For me he is the ultimate “real-life” Halloween character performing in this vein all year around. In Alice’s world everyday is Halloween.

If I was to produce a comic version of Alice – this would be my version of him.

So, if you are seeing this Alice and you decide you would like to produce a new comic – hopefully you know where to come – yes what better company than here at Wizards Keep.

I look forward to hearing what you think of this quick little sketch.

In the meantime, if you are out this evening “Trick or Treating,” please ensure you all keep safe and watch out for all those...

“Ghosties and Ghoulies and Things that go Bump in the Night...”

For me, I’m off to sort this evening’s viewings – Scooby Do cartoons, followed by Alice Cooper in Concert and then perhaps the thousandth viewing of The Fog, or perhaps Halloween, or Salem’s Lot – or then again perhaps all the above and more...


Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
October 31st 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Sketches Part 2

The second of three sketches for Halloween week

Hi Everyone,

Well I hope you are all well on with your plans for your Halloween parties and that you have your pumpkins at the ready to carve for tomorrow evening’s exploits. Here we have our treats ready for any “Trick or Treaters.”

As with the theme this week here is another Halloween sketch. Today’s rendition is this one, again in biro, of a Witch.

I look forward to hearing what you think of this quick little sketch.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
October 30th 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Sketches Part 1

The first of three sketches for Halloween week

Hi Everyone,

As many of you already know Halloween is a special time of year for me. I love all the pumpkins, dressing up and Scary films on TV – I always have. I am so happy that my daughter, Joanne and her husband, Toby are following on the tradition in their home too.

The year usually runs like this for me, Halloween and a few days later Bonfire Night. This is a great lead up to December and the run up to Christmas and the New Year and then I start looking forward to the coming longer days... or at least I hope the ones in 2013 are indeed longer and sunny next year.

So with that in mind I thought instead of my usual sketch for Halloween, as it’s a short Halloween week this year, I would publish a sketch over the next three days, beginning with this one in biro of Frankenstein’s Monster.

I look forward to hearing what you think of this quick little sketch.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
October 29th 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Phoebie’s Magikal Castle

My Granddaughter’s new bedroom mural

Hi Everyone,

I have been meaning to post this for a while now, but aside from posting some photos on my FaceBook page hadn’t managed to get around to doing so here. A few weeks ago I finished painting a mural on my Granddaughter Phoebie’s bedroom wall.

As I have said before I am now a proud Granddad and as such – when asked to create a mural for what was to become Phoebie’s bedroom by my daughter, Joanne and her husband Toby – decided to try to create something a little special for our special little girl.

The plan is to eventually post a big series of day by day photos of the creating of the mural from start to finish – which in real terms took a few weeks to complete.

Here in the meantime is a photo of some of the finished article to whet your appetites.

Once I get a little straighter with the Worlds End schedules I will begin publishing the stage-by-stage photos of the creation of the mural.

I look forward to hearing what you guys think.

Until next time, have fun!

Tim Perkins…
October 23rd 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Update on Malta’s Comic Convention 2012
Hi Everyone,
I thought I would make it official that I will be attending MaltaComicCon for the fourth time in as many years, so like Sean Azzopardi I have been lucky enough to be invited along to all the Maltese Comic Conventions since 2009.

The convention has now become a main event in my diary – to which I look forward to every year. I feel extremely honoured to have been asked back each year and I cannot wait to catch up with my Maltese Friends and Fans once more.

This year will also give me the opportunity to catch up with fellow comics creators that I know already and some other guests whom I have never met before. This is the beauty of this kind of event.

As always I will be running the Children’s Comic & Fantasy Art Workshops on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, between 11:00am and 12:00pm. This is a really great way for me to start the convention as each year the children that attend, along with their parents a lot of the time, are always incredibly keen to learn how to draw comics and fantasy characters. The workshops are always extremely well attended and sometimes over-subscribed, which is always a good thing. From what the guys are telling me at the moment this is the same for December’s workshops.

I will be sketching and signing books, etc throughout the weekend, so please feel free to drop by my table and say hello – I don’t bite, honest.

Please check out my previous Blog (if you haven’t already) for information on the Fantastic Offers for Fans Travelling to the Malta Comic Con 2012!

Dates: Saturday 8th December and Sunday 9th December
Venue: St. James Cavalier (all floors), Valletta
Times: Between 10pm to 6pm - both days

This year’s Guest list currently looks like this:

  • Ben Templesmith
  • Calssara
  • Cameron Stewart
  • Chie Kutsuwada
  • Chris Thompson
  • Dave Gibbons
  • David Gianfelice
  • Declan Shalvey
  • Dez Skinn
  • Emma Rios
  • Glenn Fabry
  • Herb Trimpe
  • Inko
  • James Hodgkins
  • Jimmy Broxton
  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Mike Carey
  • Richard Clements
  • Sean Azzopardi
  • Sonia Leong
  • Tim Perkins 

An incredible line-up as you can see, well apart from the last guy on the list... I’m not too sure about him... LOL.

As I mentioned in my previous Blog, if you are new to my Blog and want to read more about the conventions, please feel free to check out my Blog Archives for November 2009, October 2010, and February, March and April 2012. You’ll need to make a brew before hand as they are quite comprehensive and maybe even some sandwiches to boot.

I am going to be taking along some pages from Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall, as well as the Worlds End Colouring and Storybook Book plus a few other projects in the pipeline this year. I am also trying to take along a few surprises as well. In fact, because the second book is in these early stages it feels a lot like my first visit way back in 2009 when that was the stage volume 1 was at. I am excited to hear what the Maltese folks think about my new book. You will also get an exclusive chance to view a piece of full colour art from Volume 2 as the artwork will be part of a MaltaComicCon Calendar.       

Anyhow, I have lots to do before then, so I’ll just simply say how much I look forward to meeting up with everyone at the convention – see you all soon.

Until next time, have fun!
Tim Perkins…
October 18th 2012