This should be interesting for you readers out there in the Midwest: writer Jason Neulander’s “live-action graphic novel” Intergalactic Nemesis is going to be touring throughout 2011-2012. For those of you who don’t know about it, IG is a comic/audio drama hybrid, with performances from the comic being staged by a cast of actors and foley artists, while panels and pages from the actual book are projected on a screen. The series has also had a print release with art by Tim Doyle and scripts by Neulander.
You can find the official press release below:
ZYGONIANS RE-INVADE AUSTIN
Sludge Monsters Prepare for a Major 2011-12 Midwest Tour
AUSTIN, TX – After a hugely successful premiere in September, the Long Center for the
Performing Arts has scheduled a repeat performance of THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS Live-
Action Graphic Novel in Dell Hall for one night only on January 8, 2011.
More than 2,100 people attended the premiere performances in September. The show broke all per-person merchandise sales for the venue. In an unprecedented move, the programming team at the Long Center has booked the show to come back in the same season in anticipation of a large-scale tour of the Midwest in 2011-12.
“We are so excited to be back at Dell Hall,” says Nemesis creator Jason Neulander. “It really is an incredible venue both for the performers and for the audience.”
The production takes full advantage of the Long Center?s state-of-the-art projection system, utilizing a cinematic projector and forty-two by twenty-four foot projection screen. More than
1,250 individual hand-drawn, full-color, high-resolution comic-book images get projected on the screen while three actors, a Foley artist, and a keyboardist perform all the voices, music, and sound effects live.
Repeating their roles in January 8 will be actors Christopher Lee Gibson, Shana Merlin, and
Mical Trejo. Sound effects creator Buzz Moran will once again perform the Foley effects.