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Probably the coolest thing about smaller and independent comic book publishing companies is the fact that they make such a big effort to celebrate the release of their titles with their fans!  If you live in California, then this Wednesday, November 11th you should definitely try to make it out to Collector's Paradise to celebrate the release of the Vol. 1 Hardcover for 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?' with the book's letterer, Richard Starkings! If you have not yet checked out the series then this would be a great chance for you to do so! Also, take a look at G-Man's review of the book here. Have you read the series? Did you enjoy it? Would you want to go to the signing? 

Wednesday November 11th, 2009 @ Collector's Paradise

Come celebrate the release of DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? Vol. 1 Hardcover by having your copy signed by legendary DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? letterer Richard Starkings!

DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? takes the novel that inspired the movie BLADE RUNNING and transplants the full novel into the comic book medium. Debuting this past June, BOOM! Studios' DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? has been a smash-hit in the direct market and a critical success as well. Mixing the complete text of the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking 24 issue maxi-series, this November sees release of the first volume collecting the first four issues into a deluxe hardcover edition. Illustrated by Tony Parker and lettered by Richard Starkings, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? is a must have for every sci-fi fan.

When:
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 from 1-8pm

Where:

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, CA 91306


#1 Posted by Vortex13 (12156 posts) - - Show Bio
sigh I don't live no the right coast for this :_(
#2 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3536 posts) - - Show Bio

That's a pretty cool cover. It has a nice rain effect.
 
I do notice something. Does anyone else get a Blade Runner vibe from that image? I keep thnking Harrison Ford.
 
You don't often hear about legendary Letterers, either.

#3 Posted by aztek_the_lost (30740 posts) - - Show Bio
@FoxxFireArt said:
" That's a pretty cool cover. It has a nice rain effect.
 
I do notice something. Does anyone else get a Blade Runner vibe from that image? I keep thnking Harrison Ford.  You don't often hear about legendary Letterers, either. "
it's based off of Blade Runner (or maybe Blade Runner was based off of it, I can't remember which) 
 
and Starkings is pretty much the biggest letterer there is and he does write Elephantmen
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#4 Posted by G-Man (29478 posts) - - Show Bio

If you watch my review that Babs linked to in the article, I do a side-by-side comparison of the first issue with the actual novel.

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#5 Posted by TheOmegaMan (165 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be cool, But i'm not taking a plane from Boston for it!
#6 Posted by Vortex13 (12156 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: The Blade Runner movie was based off of the book by Phillip K. Dick. The comic has the same name as the book and is much more faithful too the book.
#7 Posted by Vortex13 (12156 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheOmegaMan: Yay another Massachusetts man!
#8 Posted by Dane (10492 posts) - - Show Bio

Although I'm not even in the right country to party with the dudes of Boom! Studios, I definitely will be picking up this issue if I can get my hands on it. Blade Runner was awesome and timeless.

#9 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3536 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: 
Well, that explains that then. Now doesn't it? lol
 
Though you are right, Blade Runner was based off the novel. I saw the movie, but never read the novel.
 
A similar series that I enjoy is the Ghost in the Shell series. Major Motoko Kusanagi is one of the coolest characters ever. It's a great series that tells intriguing stories that makes you question what does it mean to be alive, but if action mixed with political intrigue and military minutia, such as with Tom Clancy novels, is a turn off to you. You might find it hard to get into.
 
I get that a Letterer can be big. It's just that when you normally think of a personality to a comic. It's normally writer, penciler, even inker. Though, when you think about it. A good letterer is very important in an entertainment medium that is primarily read.
#10 Posted by CParadise (1 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vortex13 said:

" sigh I don't live no the right coast for this :_( "

And you do not have to be on the right coast :)  We are also selling the same item, Signed by Richard online, as well as the first 4 issues, which all had exclusive variants produced for us.
 
 http://comicsandcards.net/wordpress/online-shop/?product_search=androids
#11 Posted by Vortex13 (12156 posts) - - Show Bio
@CParadise said:
" @Vortex13 said:

" sigh I don't live no the right coast for this :_( "

And you do not have to be on the right coast :)  We are also selling the same item, Signed by Richard online, as well as the first 4 issues, which all had exclusive variants produced for us.   http://comicsandcards.net/wordpress/online-shop/?product_search=androids "
AWESOME!!!! =D
#12 Edited by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll look out for this hardcover volume.

#13 Posted by ChipBOOM (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I love  the phrase that "the letterer is the writer's inker." A letterer can make or break a book. And since with this particular one we used the WHOLE NOVEL, we needed the best. Starkings!  
  
Chip 
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