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.