Bluewater Productions is set to release a comic book on Steve Jobs that it says will tackle both his innovative genius, and his egomaniacal, corporate pirate side.
The biography Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple will be published in August, Bluewater announced this week. It is the first comic book on Jobs. (A graphic novel on the birth of Apple came out last year, according to Amazon.)
Admire him or hate him, Jobs' vision and business acumen revolutionized the world, said CW Cooke, who wrote the 32-page comic book. Between he and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, you would be hard-pressed to find someone with greater influence over how we communicate, interact and do business over the last 30 years.
The comic was penciled by Chris Schmidt, with cover art by Joe Phillips.
Bluewater, which produces comic books, young adult books and graphic novels, said it was spurred to do the Jobs biography based on the success of its comic Mark Zuckerberg: Creator of Facebook, released in February. A graphic novel version of that will come out in September.
His innovations command front-page news, speculation of his health affects the stock market. Not bad for a college dropout, Bluewater President Darren Davis said of Jobs in a press release. His story, and that of Apple, is epic. I'm surprised it took us this long to publish a proper, balanced biography of him.