This Is Getting Out of Hand

Steve Jobs comic book from Bluewater Productions

First there was the authorized biography. Then we got the eerily realistic action figure. A gazillion self-published, cheapo ebooks about the supposed inner workings of his mind. Now, there’s actually a Steve Jobs comic book.

Bluewater Productions, a comic book publisher that specializes in rags based on real-life figures (along with a line of fiction-based comics) bio-ing everyone from Jon Stewart to Taylor Swift, has just published Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple. The 40-page tome claims to give you “the inside scoop on what drives [drove?] him to create and where his first need for intelligence came from.”

(What the heck is a “need for intelligence,” anyway?)

Presumably the book gives you a quick overview of his life and accomplishments, mixing in some “troubled soul” descriptions along the way. I haven’t seen any of the interior art or writing, but the cover art makes him look constipated.

I’m trying to find a way to be generous here, to give Bluewater the benefit of the doubt. I don’t want to dislike them. But like everything else that’s been produced so quickly after Jobs’ death, this reeks of cashing in.

About Robin Parrish

Unathletic, uncoordinated tall man with endless creativity stampeding through his overactive brain. Comes with beard, wife, and two miniature humans. Novelist. General blogger and main Gaming Geek for ForeverGeek. Lead Blogger, Apple Gazette.

Comments

  1. This was put together months before his death (Our distribution company makes us do stuff 4 months in advance). We thought he was an interesting subject and how this man changed the world. We held the book back a couple months because of his death.

    These biographies are not only for the collector, but are taught in some schools. I was a reluctant reader and comic books helped my reading skills.

    We take what we do serious. It is not a hack job to make a quick buck. You should of done your research or contacted us for more info.

    Thanks for the nod.

    Darren Davis
    Publisher
    Bluewater Productions

  2. Seriously not serious … I think I’m starting to get a feel for the quality of the writing in this comic.

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