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This is a brief look in chronological order of the career of Tim Perkins up-to-date, in the worlds of comic books, theme parks and animation.

1980 Tim Perkins Leaves College and works for several companies producing Graphics as a Freelancer.

1981 Works for local Printers as in-house Graphic Designer.

1982 Works for local Sign Manufacturer as Graphic Designer.

1983 Tim begins work on "Hide Seek and Kill", re-writing a storyline he had written several years earlier whilst in the sixth form. 

1984 'Metempsychosis' written and drawn by Tim Perkins. Printed in issue #14 of Marvel UK's Mighty World of Marvel. Cover Date: July 1984. No payment due to work being a spotlight to potential new talent (who cared at that point?).

1985 Tim writes and draws several Fantasy comic stories: "More Fool I", "Soldier of Fortune" and "Under the Bed", amongst others.

1985 Produces 'Kin' written by Martin Lock for Harrier Comics' Swiftsure anthology comic, issue #6. Tim also produces his first episode of Ram Assassin also in issue #6, this follows on from the strip as drawn by Jeff Anderson. This is followed by two further episodes of 'Ram Assassin' in issues #7 & #8 again written by Martin Lock.

1985 First mainstream work for Marvel UK inking Barry Kitson on issue 50 of Transformers. Cover Date: 1st March 1986

1985-1987 Various work follows on from Marvel UK

  • Transformers
  • Zoids
  • Dr Who
  • Thundercats
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Spiderman
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Capt. Power
  • Duckula
  • Action Force/G.I. Joe

1987 Various work from London Editions. Tim cites Dreamstone (1990 1991) as a high point here.

Other titles include:

  • Centurions
  • Dreamstone
  • Titch the Mouse
  • Izzy & Mortimer
  • Rainbow
  • Masters of the Universe
  • Bravestarr
  • Disney Comic
  • Postman Pat
  • Batman
  • Superman

1987 Work begins for World International Books:

  • Dreamstone Annual 1992
  • Capt. Planet Annual 1993

1987-1990 Work comes from other sources during this time.

Scoop

  • The Twins Of Elvedon

Z.G.C.

  • Starbuck (Space Hare)

Thwaites Brewery P.L.C.

  • Capt. Dan

1990-1992 Work begins for 2000A.D. painting colour over John Ridgway firstly. This leads to other work. Titles include:

  • Judge Dredd
  • Rogue Trooper
  • Chopper
  • Universal Soldier
  • Summer Magic
  • Junker
  • Shadows
  • Future Shocks - Bone Shaker - A Peace of Paper
  • Crisis (3rd World War)
  • Zippy Couriers
  • The Journals Of Luke-Kirby
  • Cartoon Network

1989 Work begins for Dummy produced for Triffik Comic.

1992 Work begins for new Comic Triffik. Radio 4 D.J. Johnny Walker uses James Hill/Tim Perkins Concept Dinoswords for Promotional purposes for comic launch. Titles include:

  • Dinoswords
  • Hannah Hacker
  • Buster Case
  • Skate Squad
  • Harry Hacker
  • Monster Munch
  • Tommo Toffo

1992 Work begins for Sales Promotion Advertising Magazine.

  • Creative Inc.
  • Various Advertising

1992-1994 Work for Marvel Comics USA:

  • Inner Space
  • Barbie

1992-1993 Work for D.C. Comics:

  • Tiny Toons
  • Big Book Of Death

1993 2000A.D. Tharg's Future Shocks. Sees print in 2000A.D. Sci Fi Special #18 Cover Date: 1995

  • The Way We Whirr

1993 More work for Marvel UK on new range of American-Styled comics.

  • Deaths Head
  • Die Cut/G Force
  • Incomplete Deaths-Head
  • Motormouth Vs Removalman
  • Bikermice From Mars

1993 First Defiant work

  • Card set paintings for Dark Dominion Card set.

1993-1994 Tim flies out to New York to the Defiant Bullpen. Over a nine month period works as colourist/penciller/inker/plotter on various titles:

  • Dark Dominion
  • Good Guys
  • Charlemagne
  • Wardancer
  • Warriors Of Plasm

 Tim cites Dark Dominion as another high point.

1994-1995 Co-Creates Dark Crusade with Paul Roberts.

1995 Work Begins for Karl Art Publishing.

  • Captain Action
  • Chameleon Kat

1996 Work begins for Oyster Books

  • Capt. Planet Activity Book
  • Capt. Planet Colouring Book

1996 Work Begins for Arcadia.

  • Earth Worm Jim.
  • Power Rangers Zeo
  • Bibbi Bloxberg
  • Flash Gordon

1996-1999 Work begins for Newsstand Publications

  • Monster Wrestlers In My Pocket Annual 1996
  • Monster Wrestlers In My Pocket Comic
  • Power Rangers Zeo
  • Puppy Dog Tails
  • Pretty Pony Club
  • Bunny In My Pocket
  • Magic In My Pocket
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Cartoon Network
  • Dastardly & Muttley
  • Bugs Bunny Comic

1996 Work begins for Henderson Publishing.

  • Cats Cradle

1996 Creates newspaper Comic strip for P. A. News

  • Sam Haine

1996-1995 Tribute to Garth Artist Frank Bellamy in Big Z Graphics Magazine.

  • Garth Special Edition #1

1996 Work begins for Tekno Comics

  • Phage: Shadowdeath

1997 Work begins for Caliber Comics following brief stint helping out the late Art Wetherall.

  • The Searchers
  • Raven Chronicles
  • Deadworld

1998 Work begins for Antarctic Press. Only reaches pencils stage.

  • Warrior Nun Crusade

1999 Tim tries to set up new comic company Ballistic Studios with fellow comics creators John Ridgway, Jon Haward, Alan Grant, Art Wetherall Paul Roberts, brother Chris and others.

1999 Last Puppy Dog Tales comic #12 for Newsstand Publications. Tim Leaves the Comic Business.

1999 Work begins at Kraftwork Animatronics as Concept Artist/Designer. Creates concepts, which are then built for various theme parks all over the world.

2000 Work begins at Morpheus Animations. Pre-production Art/Storyboards/Concept Art/Post-production Art/Screenplay/Novel.

  • Believe "The Quest for Innocence"
  • Believe - further plotlines
  • Various other N.D.A. covered I.P.s

2003 Produces Illustrations for R.S.P.B.

  • Lodmoor series
  • Radipole series

2003 Work begins for Toontastic Publishing. First Comic Book work in four years.

  • Thor Losers
  • SGT. Minor

2003 Work appears in DC Thompson's Beano Comic

  • Ball Boy

2004-2005 Various design work in a range of areas:

  • Graphic Design work for a number of Websites.
  • Various TV animation concepts.
  • Myth Adventures.
  • Charity Splash Page for "Feed the Children Comic" USA.
  • Tribute Artwork for Mike Western in "Eagle Flies Again" Magazine.
  • Worlds End Promo Art for "Eagle Flies Again" Sci Fi Special August 2005
  • Charity Illustration for "Draw The World Together" Andrew Wildman - UK.
  • Various Illustration Work.
  • Fantasy Art Course at Blackburn College of Art & Design is launched.

2005 - Wizards Keep

  • Sets up Wizards Keep Limited.
  • Sets up this very website - www.wizards-keep.com
  • Sets up initial merchandising for Worlds End series of Graphic Novels.
  • Begins work on Worlds End Graphic Novel.
  • Fantasy Art Course 2 at Blackburn College of Art & Design is launched.

2006

  • Wizards Keep website goes "Live".
  • First Signed and Numbered, Limited Edition Tim Perkins Sketch Books go to print.
  • First batch of Signed and Numbered, Limited Edition Giclee Prints go to print
  • Worlds End "On the Run" Poster goes to print.
  • Work continues on the Worlds End Graphic Novel.
  • Fantasy Art Unlimited Course is launched at Eanam Wharf Business Park Complex in Blackburn.
  • Commercial and Private Commissions undertaken.
  • First Mini-Comics Convention attended with Wizards Keep stand.

2007 First "Non-Wizards Keep" comic book work begins.

  • Wizards Keep - The Tim Perkins Blog is launched.
  • Wizards Keep "MySpace - ComicSpace - FaceBook" networks are set up.
  • Work continues on the Worlds End Graphic Novel.
  • Markosia comic Project.
  • Hot Wheels UK Comic work begins.
  • Work begins on conceptual artwork for the "Worlds End" figurines range. 
  • "Believe in Dreams" sister company, retail outlet opens at Botany Bay.
  • Tim attends first Comics Convention for nearly ten years at Bristol International Comics Expo 2007. 
  • Fantasy Art Unlimited Course is re-launched at new venue, Livesey Children's and All-Ages Centre, in Blackburn.
  • Twelve month post as Curriculum Support Teacher/Arts Ambassador for the local Borough begins.
  • Educational TimeMarks (TM & Copyright - Direct Ed) artwork production begins. 

2008

  • Markosia comic Project completed.
  • Hot Wheels UK Comic work continues.
  • Work continues on the Worlds End Graphic Novel.
  • Tim hires the services of three world class sculptors to produce the Worlds End figurines sculptures.
  • Tim hires the serives of the first three internationally renowned comic artists to assist in producing additional Worlds End artwork for the Ashcan. 
  • "Worlds End" Ashcan, Figurines, BriteMat Mouse Mat, and Door Posters launch at the Wizards Keep stand at Bristol International Comics Expo 2008.
  • Wizards Keep attend Bristol International Comic Expo 2008 with a very impressive exhibition stand and line up of products.  
  • Educational TimeMarks (TM & Copyright- Direct Ed) artwork production continues.  
  • Wizards Keep "LinkedIn - Smallzone - Incoming - Zuda" networks are set up.
  • Twelve month post as Curriculum Support Teacher/Arts Ambassador for the local Borough ends.
  • Fantasy Art Unlimited Course continues.
  • Mural Artz (TM & Copyright Wizards Keep) new product line launches.
  • Tim's "Worlds End" work showcases in Dez Skinn's "Comic Art NOW" book.
  • Tim's prose appear in "Jack Kirby Quarterly" Issue #15 with his personal appreciation of the Jack Kirby story, "Toxl The World Killer".  
  • Tim Pencils a "Worlds End" villains Charity Illustration, which is inked by Marc Stegbauer for the Minnesota Lupus Foundation and the CBLDF charities.
  • Tim produces colours over Jon Haward art on Simba Khan Promo Illustration for Bulletproof Comics. 
  • "Believe in Dreams" sister company, retail outlet continues at Botany Bay.
  • "Believe in Dreams" website launches on Saturday 25th October.
  • Tim attends Birmingham International Comics Show in October.
  • Tim attends Thought Bubble Comics Festival, in Leeds, in November 
  • First set of five different seasonal Greetings Cards released just in time for Christmas.
  • Worlds End Christmas Picture Competition 2008 launches.

2009

  • Worlds End Christmas Picture Competition 2008 WINNER announced on January 1st.
  • Worlds End "On the Run" Door Posters Launched on January 6th.
  • Wizards Keep "DownTheTubes - Multiply - Issuu" networks are set up.
  • Wizards Keep "Wee World" network is set up. 
  • Wizards Keep "BlogTalkRadio" network is set up. 
  • Wizards Keep "BT Tradespace" network is set up.   
  • Wizards Keep "Blogged" network is set up.
  • Wizards Keep "JacketFlap" network is set up.      
  • Tim announces opportunities to obtain affordable lithograhic printing to the comic industry through the Wizards Keep networks.
  • Hot Wheels UK Comic work continues.
  • Work continues on the Worlds End Graphic Novel.
  • Fantasy Bookmarks Launched on 20th January.
  • Educational TimeMarks (TM & Copyright- Direct Ed) artwork production continues. 
  • Yelena Zamor comics colourist is hired to produce the flats for the Worlds End graphic novel.
  • children's book work for various clients.
  • "Believe in Dreams" sister company, retail outlet closes at Botany Bay - changing to web-based sales only.
  • Fantasy Art Unlimited Course continues, which increases in regularity, due to popularity of the course.
  • Fantasy Art Unlimited Course NEW Forum launches.
  • Fantasy Art Unlimited Course New dedicated page is launched on Wizards Keep website. 
  • October 30th - November 3rd - Attends first ever MaltaCon, as an invited guest.
  • October 31st - Tutors workshops for children at MaltaCon with Mike Collins.
  • November 1st - Tutors workshop for families at MaltaCon with Mike Collins.
  • "Believe in Dreams" website goes on hiatus.
  • New seasonal Greetings Card released just in time for Christmas.
  • Worlds End Manga Picture Competition 2009 launches.

2010

  • Worlds End Manga Picture Competition 2009 WINNER announced on January 1st.
  • Work continues on the Worlds End Graphic Novel - Tim now switches to using primarily Painter and uses Photoshop as a secondary program. 
  • More children's book work for various clients.
  • Website sections given NEW logos.
  • Worlds End gallery enlarged.
  • Tim Perkins Wizards Keep "Twitter" network is set up.
  • Bentley Bogtrotter "Twitter" network set up.
  • MaltaComicCon2 - Worlds End T-Shirts launch

2011

  • Worlds End lettering produced in USA by Comicraft.
  • Worlds End graphic novel finished and goes to print in Bosnia.
  • Worlds End Video Teaser Trailer produced and launched.
  • Worlds End Website launched - www.worlds-end.co.uk
  • Gweldar "Twitter" network set up.
  • Worlds End TV - YouTube channel created.
  • Worlds End - Volume 1 - The Riders on the Storm - WORLD LAUNCH at MaltaComicCon 2011.
  • Worlds End - Volume 1 - The Riders on the Storm - UK LAUNCH at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy.

2012

  • Main consignment of books arrive from Bosnia.
  • New Sections added to the Worlds End website - Fan Art - Reviews - Interviews - Arcanum.
  • Worlds End - Volume 2 - A Hard Reign's Gonna Fall - Final Draft of Script finished.
  • Worlds End - Volume 2 - A Hard Reign's Gonna Fall - Pencilling begins.
  • Worlds End Colouring & Storybook is put on production schedule.
  • Worlds End Colouring & Storybook is launched at MaltaComicCon4 2012.
  • New Competition is launched to coincide with the launch - The PRIZE for the WINNER is a Paid opportunity to work alongside Tim as the Colourist on a Worlds End Project - to be announced following the announcement of the winning entry. 

2013

  • February - Worlds End Limited Edition Signed & Numbered Portfolios are launched at Sci Fi Weekender in March 2013.
  • Worlds End - Volume 2 - A Hard Reign's Gonna Fall - Pencilling continues.
  • August - Tim's dedication used in Worlds End Volume 1 is used in the Danny Boyle biography, written by Amy Raphael as the 2013 quotation to the foreword.
  • Prose Story Celestial Song of Love published on the Worlds End Website.
  • October - Worlds End - Volume 2 - A Hard Reign's Gonna Fall Ashcan2 is launched at the Inaugural Lakes International Comic Art Convention in Kendal - Cumbria.
  • October - First two Worlds End themed Mugs launched at the Inaugural Lakes International Comic Art Convention in Kendal - Cumbria.
  • November - Gabriella Golden hired as Tim's NEW personal Flat Colours Assistant for Worlds End - Volume 2 - A Hard reign's Gonna Fall.

2014

  • January - Worlds End Colouring & Storybook Search for Colourist Competition Winner announced - Stefan Agius hired as colourist on a special paid Worlds End project in the near future.
  • Next Four Worlds End themed Mugs launched to complete the set of six Mugs.
  • November - Worlds End layouts completed.
  • Worlds End Poster Project published and launched at MaltaComicCon 2014 - Art: Tim Perkins - Painted Art: Stefan Agius.
  • 12 The Witching Hour Sketchbook is published.

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