FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE MOVIE BLADE RUNNER COMES TO BOOM!
PHILIP K. DICK’S
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?
24 ISSUE MAXI-SERIES
STARTS THIS JUNE
Issue #1 Includes Backmatter by Warren Ellis
First Issue Features Covers by Denis Calero, Bill Sienkiewicz, Scott Keating & Moritat
“Philip Dick, to my mind, was the great visionary writer of the 20th Century.”
– Warren Ellis
“After I finished reading the screenplay for BLADE RUNNER, I got the
novel out and looked through it. The two reinforce each other, so that
someone who started with the novel would enjoy the movie and someone
who started with the movie would enjoy the novel.”
– Philip K. Dick
April 7th, Los Angeles - BOOM! Studios, in partnership with Electric Shepherd Productions, proudly announces that worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? is coming to comics this June. Called “a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today” and having served as the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER, BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted into the comic book medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking 24-issue maxi-series.
The first issue will include backmatter by Warren Ellis and ships with three covers in a 50/25/25 split by Denis Calero, Bill Sienkiewicz and Scott Keating. A fourth cover by Moritat will be offered as a 1 in 25 incentive.
“I have been a huge fan of Philip K. Dick’s for years. I subscribed to the PKD Newsletter when I was in high school and have early editions of all his works,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing and Sales Director Chip Mosher. “You can’t imagine how excited I am personally, and BOOM! is as a whole, to be working on this project. I can’t wait to bring a whole new generation of fans to Dick’s original vision that has inspired so many.”
“We are thrilled that DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? is being adapted for this audience by such a talented team. We’ve been incredibly impressed with BOOM!’s ability to create such a faithful interpretation of the original work without sacrificing their own original instincts and artistic sensibilities,” said Laura Leslie and Isa Dick Hackett of Electric Shepherd Productions. “Through this medium, readers will now have visual access to parts of the novel not explored in the film adaptation BLADE RUNNER.”
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? takes place in a world where San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has killed millions, driving entire species to extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep… even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids — they’re machines, that not only look, sound, and think like humans, but are clever, and most of all, dangerous just like humans.
Rick Deckard, Pris, The Voight-Kampff Test, Nexus 6 androids, the Tyrell Corporation: join us for the publishing event of the year!
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? ships this June, Diamond Code APR09 0725.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.
About Electric Shepherd Productions
Electric Shepherd Productions (http://www.electricshepherdproductions.com) was founded by Laura Leslie and Isa Dick Hackett, daughters of the late Science Fiction author Philip K Dick. “ESP” is the production arm of the Dick Estate, dedicated to the stewardship and adaptation of the Philip K. Dick library across all media.