As if Steve Jobs doesn’t already have enough fame and exposure, the head of Apple Inc. will become a comic book character n a biography that will be released in August.
“Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple”, published by Bluewater Productions, will track Jobs’ spectacular life and career.
“Steve Jobs is nearly as iconic as his company logo,” Bluewater said.
“He’s been called an innovator, risk-taker, a visionary and a genius. He’s also been called unscrupulous, an egomaniac and a corporate pirate. Both sides of this complex personality are examined in [the upcoming comic book.]
Author CW Cooke said in a statement: “Admire him or hate him, Jobs’ vision and business acumen revolutionized the world. 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 32-page booklet, which will include cover art supplied by famed DC artist Joe Phillips), will be available in comic book shops, bookstores and online venues including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders, for the cover price of $3.99.
Bluewater explained that the impetus to publish the Jobs biography was based on the demand and success of its biography comic book about featuring Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook.
“There are definitely some similarities between Zuckerberg and Jobs. It takes a certain kind of drive and a certain kind of genius to move society the way they have,” added Cooke. “The idea behind both efforts is to show the person behind the personality and that it is never what you'd expect.”
“[Jobs’] innovations command front page news, speculation of his health affects the stock market. Not bad for a college dropout,” said Bluewater president Darren Davis. “His story, and that of Apple, is epic. I’m surprised it took us this long to publish a proper, balanced biography of him.”