BOOM! Studios To Publish Jonathan Lethem’s Celebrated Philip K. Dick Essay


From the press release:


February 16, 2021 - Los Angeles, CA - Philip K. Dick is one of science fiction’s greatest pioneers, and as BOOM! Studios continues to bring you one of his greatest masterpieces, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? in graphic form, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Lethem brings you his own personal journey into Dick’s writings.

This recent essay by Lethem, titled “Crazy Friend”, makes its U.S. print debut in the pages of issues #9-12 of DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? The essay tells of Lethem’s journey as a Philip K. Dick fan—from first discovering Dick’s novels, to eventually becoming a contributor to the estate run Philip K. Dick newsletter.

Lethem’s novel, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN, won several awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and was named Book of the Year by Esquire. His novel, FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, was named one of The New York Times “Editor’s Choice” Books of the Year and has been published in over a dozen languages. He has received a MacArthur Fellowship and also co-wrote the Marvel Comics mini-series, OMEGA THE UNKNOWN.

“Philip K. Dick really helped make science fiction into what it is today,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “At a time when people were trying to see what strange creatures lived in the depths of space, Dick made us wonder what strange creatures were living in the depths of our souls.”

“Jonathan Lethem writing on Philip K. Dick . . . wow, just wow,” said DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? editor Bryce Carlson. “We’ve been so fortunate to have such talented people contribute to this project and now we have one of the most prolific contemporary authors commenting on one of the most masterful science fiction minds of all time—this is what I dream of.”

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? #9 features two covers in a 50/50 split, cover A by Moritat, cover B by Scott Keating and carries a Diamond Code of DEC090732.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( 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, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

About Electric Shepherd Productions
Electric Shepherd Productions LLC 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. Along with their brother Christopher Dick, the daughters have owned and managed the Philip K. Dick library since his untimely death in 1982. Electric Shepherd Productions is credited for its contribution on Richard Linklater’s film adaptation of A SCANNER DARKLY, and is currently in development on several other projects based on the works of Philip K. Dick.

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