Friday, 23 December 2011

The Rites of Alchemy: In The Garden of The Philosophers (Part 4)

This is the final part of the artwork for The Rites of Alchemy. Although the series was supposed to run to 12 issues, only eight of them were scripted by Dick Foreman and four were drawn by Paul Johnson before Vertigo pulled the plug on the project. But even then, the last episode Paul drew was incomplete and he only managed to draw 11 pages (1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 22) and these weren't lettered by Ellie DeVille. 

Hopefully, by now, you'll recognise most of the characters. In this episode Trismosin recruits another alchemist to his side and he takes Wesley Cale on a journey to the other dimension known as The Garden of the Philosophers'...

Next: We'll look at some more of the preliminary character sketches that Paul did and discuss the cast members.

1 comment:

Arion said...

The pages look really good, but now I won't know how the story ends. Tough luck, eh?