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For those who can’t wait until 2012 for Steve Jobs’ authorized biography, another will be here this August–with illustrations to boot.

Publisher Bluewater Productions announced this morning that “Steve Jobs: The co-founder of Apple” will hit store shelves in two months. The comic book biography promises to give readers “unique insight” into Apple CEO’s “legendary drive to the top and his continuing fight to stay there.”

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  1. GregAllen says:

    Those of us who work in libraries aren’t surprised by this at all.

    The Graphic Novel phenomenon is rapidly spreading into non-fiction. It’s a good trend, IMHO. It the hardest-thing to get some of these kids to do voluntary reading.

  2. jbenson2 says:

    Biography or Hagiography?

  3. deowll says:

    He wears a turtle neck not a sweat shirt. Jobs should be pictured with a horns and Hallow.

    Not sure that computes but that is how I see him.

  4. Zybch says:

    Just so long as it accurately shows what an utter amoral bastard he is to family, friends and his employees.

  5. Rob Leather says:

    If you want a more accurate biography of Steve Jobs, can I recommend “iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business” by Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon.

    I guessing the incidents where he burst into tears in executive meetings in order to get his own way are NOT going to make it into this narrative.

  6. notatall says:

    Can’t wait to see how they illustrated him screwing over Woz at Atari on Breakout, cutting people who helped him build the company out of the IPO and turned his back on his first born.

  7. msbpodcast says:

    People who can’t read have empty lives to go with their empty heads.

    (I’m the son of a professional librarian and an associate of the Library and Archives Canada. I could almost read from the womb. 😉

    I used to feel sorry for ’em, but many illiterates are willfully ignorant.

    Too often they get as little knowledge as they can get away with, attending as little school as they can get away with, and expect to live the rest of their lives on the smattering they picked up before they closed their books and closed their minds.

    Those people, I waste not a second on.

  8. foobar says:

    Seriously, enough of the Apple stories.

  9. Dallas says:

    Meh. Another opportunist leeching off of mr. Jobs success and popularity. No thanks. I rather read about Mr Jobs from Mr Jobs.

  10. sargasso_c says:

    #9 Nice try, Ballmer.

  11. foobar says:

    sargasso_c, now that hurts. I’m going to yell at someone and throw a chair through a window.

    On a side note, I’ve always had the sneaking suspicion that Ballmer is actually a Vogon living on Earth – without the disguise of course.

  12. Cursor_ says:

    Why not?

    Jesus has comic books.

    So why shouldn’t the Steventologists get their comic book of their god?

    Cursor_

  13. WhamaLamma says:

    #8
    They are willfully ignorant and PROUD of it.

    They think they already know everything and have no need to learn.

    My niece that finally finished high school at nearly 20 years old fits this to a TEE. I love her dearly, but she worries me.

  14. Angel H. Wong says:

    I can just imagine the title:

    SuperAss and the legion of douchebags.

  15. GregAllen says:

    msbpodcast,

    Wow, what a judgmental attitude! I work in school libraries and we have a very different attitude towards the semi-literate.

    The research I’ve seen show that if kids get interested in reading _something_, even comic books, they will naturally broaden and deepen their reading.

    (For me, it was Mad Magazine and Guinness World Book of Records.)

    So, I’m pretty enthusiastic about graphic non-fiction.

  16. GregAllen says:

    Is there no one here willing to put in a good word for Steve Jobs?

    Can’t you give him any credit for creating the current digital age? I know he didn’t do it alone but it surely would look very different without his vision.

    I know you guys are going to give me crap for saying this but, c’mon, is it really debatable?

  17. notatall says:

    #20: Polishing Jobs’ knob is the job of what passes for the “press” at Macworld. The rest of us are more than happy to remind the lumpen that Jobs would have wound up a two-bit grifter had it not been for the likes of Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and Michael Scott. And he didn’t “invent” the technology behind the Macintosh any more than Gates invented DOS. He sniped that tech from Xerox.

  18. jobs says:

    #20 I don’t think steve needs any defending. He changed the world is rolling in money and lived his life just the way he wants too, no one tells him what to do. He will definitely be in the history books (databases).

    Love him, hate him or don’t care either way he has made a difference in the way people live. Life is to short to get caught up in all this stupid hate. If you don’t like a phone or a computer don’t buy it, no reason to go on a lifelong hate rampage.

  19. Mark III says:

    Je-sus F-ing Christ!
    Enough already!
    Please. Please…. Can’t somebody just make him go away?

  20. The Dude says:

    Like it or not, Jobs is successful, and people like to read about successful people. On the extreme opposite, I don’t hear anyone clamoring for Peedro’s biography.

  21. W.T.Effyall says:

    I haven’t seen such hatred (jealousy, resentment, sanctimony) directed toward a successful capitalist since I was in college and had to listen to left-wing “radical” rich kids yammering endlessly about The Man.

    He played. He won. That’s how it works America. Get over it.

  22. GregAllen says:

    notatall,

    Sheesh, I’m not just talking about the late 70s. I give Wozniak he creds for helping create the revolutionary Apple II. That’s a really big deal that required tech brilliance.

    But he clearly didn’t have the big-picture vision that Jobs did. That’s where Job’s brilliance lies — in seeing where computers and tech can connect with society.

    Honestly, who can beat Steve Jobs in that department?

    Apparently you guys think he is loathsome as a person. I wouldn’t know about that. But you bias is blinding you to the fact that Steve Jobs is one of the great figures of modern American history.

  23. GregAllen says:

    >> W.T.Effyall said, on June 15th, 2011 at 9:22 am
    >> I haven’t seen such hatred (jealousy, resentment, sanctimony) directed toward a successful capitalist

    Are you dizzy after that spin?

  24. GregAllen says:

    >> pedro said, on June 14th, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    >> macfans are really pathetic

    The anti-macfans strike me as odd, too.

    It reminds me of my blue collar high school were the kids divided themselves up into “Ford” or “Chevy” gangs. Fist fights would even break out!

    As for me, I just wish there were more options in computers. It’s better now, with the portable OSs, I’ll admit, but I have yet to jump into the world.


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