Clive Nolan is working with a famous comic book and graphic novel artist Mark Buckingham to develop imagery for the CD/DVD and for the show, as well as a graphic novel version of the story, as part of the 'Alchemy' project. The images of the graphic characters will be based on the actual 'Alchemy' cast.
Mark Buckingham has been working in comics for almost 25 years, on numerous titles, including 'Miracleman', 'Sandman' and 'Death', all with writer Neil Gaiman, as well as significant runs on other key comics such as 'Batman', 'Spider-man' and 'Hellblazer'. For the past ten years Mark has been the regular artist on Fables for DC Comics, working with its writer and creator Bill Willingham, for which they have earned numerous comic industry awards. He has also illustrated 'Willingham's Down the Mysterly River' prose novel released last summer by Tor books. In addition Mark is also the regular cover artist on IDW's 'Doctor Who' comic and is recently worked with Neil Gaiman on a comic strip for 'The Brilliant Book of Doctor Who 2012' for BBC Books.
Clive Nolan: "It is a very exciting new development to have Mark Buckingham involved with the 'Alchemy' show. He will certainly add a whole new dimension to the story. Actually the great thing is that he can make any visual idea possible... this opens up all sorts of new paths! The fact that he is using the likenesses of the cast makes it even more personal, and unique! We have many ideas, it's just a question of choosing the best ones."
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After almost two years since the announcement of Clive Nolan's new project, 'Alchemy', the number of principal characters in the story as well as the cast have been confirmed! The musical will see the return of many actors known from the Caamora Theatre Company previous productions of 'She-the Musical': Clive Nolan and Agnieszka Swita, as well as the 'She' Cheltenham cast: David Clifford, Victoria Bolley, Chris Lewis, Becky Carter and Ben Perkins.
In 'Alchemy' The Company will be aided by the new members: Tracy Hitchings, Andy Sears, Paul Manzi and Damian Wilson, whose names would be familiar to the symphonic rock enthusiasts. The album version of 'Alchemy' will feature a guest performance from a Uruguayan singer and actress, Noel Calcaterra, the vocalist for Nolan's South American 'Otra Vida' album. Caamora musicians: Clive Nolan, Mark Westwood, Scott Higham, Claudio Momberg and Kylan Amos will once more take charge of the orchestral part of the project. More instrumentalists, the chorus line-up as well as the understudies for the principal roles will be announced soon.
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'Alchemy' is a multidimensional project to be developed in numerous stages and forms. The album due for release in spring 2013 will be followed by the concert version scheduled to be recorded and available for purchase in a DVD form later next year.
The fully theatrical 'Alchemy' performances will be offered to the musical enthusiasts over three days at the Playhouse Theatre in Cheltenham in September 2013. Additionally, the story of 'Alchemy' may gain another life in the form of a graphic novel about which we shall inform you in details shortly...
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Last updated by Melodic Revolution Records Jun 11, 2012.