No stranger to Malta Comic Con, having been to all nine previous events, Tim Perkins is an award winning comic illustrator and writer and now graphic novelist based in England and has worked for over 30 years on comics as diverse as Dark Dominion, Transformers, Thundercats, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, Dreamstone, Earthworm Jim, and Hot Wheels for Marvel, DC, 2000AD, Defiant, and Tekno, amongst a great many others.
He also works as a concept artist, designer and writer in the worlds of themed rides and attractions and in animation, as well as lecturing about comics, storytelling and creativity. He is also founder and lecturer on the Fantasy Art Unlimited art course and is company director of Wizards Keep Publishing, the publishing imprint of Wizards Keep Limited.
He is currently painting the artwork for the last half of the second volume, Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall, ready for launching in 2018. He will be launching a Special PRE-ORDER weekend for the Second Volume at Malta Comic Con, which will come with the chance of Four Incentives, EXCLUSIVE to MALTA COMIC CON 2017 as they have been in the UK.
Incentive 1: All Pre-Orders paid for during the convention will receive a Limited Edition, Signed & Numbered Worlds End Print – Which will only ever be given away with this offer.
Incentive 2: The FIRST 100 Pre-Orders paid for during the convention will also receive an Original Remarked Limited Edition, Signed & Numbered Worlds End Print. Remarked Prints will have a unique original sketch by Tim added to the print to complete the illustration – No two sketches will be the same. This will also only ever be given away with this offer.
Incentive 3: All Pre-Orders paid for during the convention will have their Order Number placed into a Wizards Hat. There will then be a Grand Draw on the evening of Monday December 4th at the convention after party and Announced Publicly on the evening of Friday December 8th.
One very lucky Pre-Order Fan/Customer will have their name drawn out of a wizard’s hat. The lucky winner will see their names translated by Tim into the fantasy language used by the indigenous peoples of the mediaeval world of Gaeyrth and immortalised forever by being 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 – K’rby • Alex Toth – Tothe • Frank Frazetta – Fr’ Zytta • Mike Ploog – Plooogg • CHECK OUT THE MAP at the Convention to see those names and those of the Convention Organisers.
Incentive 4: All Pre-Orders paid for during the convention will have their Order Number placed into a Wizards Hat. There will then be a Grand Draw on the evening of Monday December 4th at the convention after party and Announced Publicly on the evening of Sunday December 24th at 9:00am.
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 it 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.
Publication Date to be announced.
The Official World Launch of WORLDS END – VOLUME 2 – A HARD REIGN’S GONNA FALL will take place in Malta as early as possible in 2018.
Artwork from this second volume will be on show at this year’s convention. There will also be the hard backed copies of the first volume, the Worlds End Colouring & Storybook and the Volume 2 Ashcan, containing some surprises for Maltese fans for sale. Tim also promises some Top-Secret NEW SURPRISES for this 2017 convention.
This year will also see the return of The Retro-Collection of THE DINOSWORDS – collecting the 12 episodes previously printed in the UK, 1990’s anthology comic, Triffik and now including the unpublished episodes through to issue 18, which were created prior to the cancellation of the comic. You can also visit their website – The Dinoswords
As well as all the Wizards Keep Fayre, he is also co-creator – writer/artist on Creative Curriculum Comics; a syllabus based, comic strip and activity comic, created as a teaching aid for teachers. Check the comics out here at www.direct-ed.co.uk/creativecurriculumcomics
He currently resides in a leafy dell in the north of England with his wife, Margaret and his dogs Bentley and their menagerie of other dogs, their cat, Caspar and two schools of fish. His daughter, Joanne has flown the Keep (pun intended) and now lives happily with her husband, Toby and their daughter, Phoebie and their pets, but a stone’s throw away – as has his son, Simon who is now living happily with Amy, their baby daughter, Peyton and their dog, Chief.