Writer, Artist & Grand Wizard
No stranger to Malta Comic Con, having been to all seven 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 such illustrious giants as 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 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.
His “Science Fusion” graphic novel Worlds End – Volume 1 – The Riders on the Storm is the first major publication from the company.
He is currently producing the artwork for the second volume, Worlds End – Volume 2 – A Hard Reign’s Gonna Fall.
Artwork from this second volume will be on show at this year’s convention along with the hard backed copies of the first volume, the Worlds End Colouring & Storybook and a NEW Volume 2 Ashcan, containing some surprises for Maltese fans for sale. Tim also promises some Top-Secret NEW SURPRISES for this 2014 convention.
This year Tim is launching his Retro-Collection of THE DINOSWORDS – collecting the 12 issues previously printed in the UK, 1990’s anthology comic, Triffik and now including the unpublished issues through to issue 18, which were created prior to the cancellation of the comic. This Malta Exclusive Launch ties in with the NEW website launched in September 2015 – http://www.the-dinoswords.com/
“Born in the swamps of the Cretaceous Period 65 Million Years ago… They’re Back from the Past… AGAIN!!!”
The comic is a Part colour + 38 pages of Black and White Strip, 40 page book + Full colour covers. Relettered with adjusted artwork for the new format. This is all leading to the eventual launch of entirely NEW content.
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 Pixie and their menagerie of other dogs, cats and 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.
You can also follow Tim’s little dog, Bentley Bogtrotter here: