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iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iCon! Steve Jobs and his
inventions changed the world we live in. His extraordinary life story is
brimming with passion, innovation and creative genius. Share his
triumphs and failures, as we journey from his birth and his adoption,
through the advent of the computer age and on into the digital age.
Forced out of the company he created, his indomitable vision allowed him
to change the world of computers, movies, music and telecommunications.
Prepare to be inspired, by a man who dared to think different...

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Feb 17, 2014

Steve Jobs. When we hear this famous name, our mind triggers many pictures at once. I used to see images like the apple logo, iPad, iPhone, etc. After reading this book, I look at Jobs in a different perspective. I see him as a normal, plain person with a short temper. He really isn't different than anyone else. In fact, he is as normal as one can get in today's society. As you read this you may think: No, he was a genius, he changed the world. Yes he did. And that makes him the most normal Steve Jobs. When we hear this famous name, our mind triggers many pictures at once. I used to see images like the apple logo, iPad, iPhone, etc. After reading this book, I look at Jobs in a different perspective. I see him as a normal, plain person with a short temper. He really isn't different than anyone else. In fact, he is as normal as one can get in today's society. As you read this you may think: No, he was a genius, he changed the world. Yes he did. And that makes him the most normal person in the world. I believe that Steve Jobs was trying to tell us something. In his 'Think Different' ad campaign he quoted, "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do." I think that in this quote, he was trying to say that the ones that are usually called misfits and rebels are the ones who improve our every day life. He believes that the ones that are looked down upon are the ones that excel. Steve was one of them. If Steve was never born we wouldn't have most of the stuff that we have today. In fact, Steve wasn't always considered a genius. he was a die-hard trouble maker that had no respect for his teachers. It was because Jobs was so smart that all the stuff that they where learning in school was boring and to easy to him. He had grown a love for building things out of stuff from a junk yard. He met up with another person, Woz, and they made history by typing the first message into a computer and have it show up on a screen. Why am I telling you all this? I want to spread what Steve had said. I want to show the world that no matter how normal you are, or how different you are from the rest of everybody, you can change the world. I believe we are like a bomb filled with potential and creativity, and there is that match in yourself that is ready to be lit and blow the whole world's mind.








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4

Oct 02, 2015

A compelling portrait of a complex and driven man. The Graphic Novel medium lends itself well to a biography about design. Lots to learn from this book - particularly useful when exploring character and values.
3

Nov 26, 2012

I enjoyed this waaay more than I thought I was going to. I didn't know much about Steve Jobs, but I learned how he was an asshole, but he did innovative things in a complete and total way.

5

Apr 17, 2017

I read this book with no knowledge about what all suffering he passed throughout his entire life. This book felt so great
3

Jan 11, 2018

It humanizes the technology giant and that's what I liked the most about this book. There is a balance to the point where you see his flaws as well. It is really nicely illustrated and is a 1-hour read.
4

Feb 18, 2013

Steve Jobs: Genius by Design. by Jason Quinn

Steve Jobs was an inspirational human being. He changed the way we work, play, and use technology. This graphic novel was based on a true story of his challenging life. Steve was adopted at birth as his parents could not afford to take care of him, dropped out of college, came up with amazing ideas for our future to come, and changed the world. In this graphic novel, Steve Jobs was portrayed as a hard worker and a very clever one too. The thing about Steve Jobs: Genius by Design. by Jason Quinn

Steve Jobs was an inspirational human being. He changed the way we work, play, and use technology. This graphic novel was based on a true story of his challenging life. Steve was adopted at birth as his parents could not afford to take care of him, dropped out of college, came up with amazing ideas for our future to come, and changed the world. In this graphic novel, Steve Jobs was portrayed as a hard worker and a very clever one too. The thing about Steve that inspired me and the rest of the world was that even though he was battling a rare form of pancreatic cancer, had a hard family life, got fired out of his own company, he still pursued his dreams of becoming a successful engineer. And it happened with dedication and friendship. Along the way of pursing his dreams he met a friend in his neighborhood who shared the same interest in technology as Steve did, named Woz. Woz and Steve both worked on that one computer that changed the way we used technology forever, the Apple I. Ideas and ideas kept flowing through Steve's mind, and had to invent them before his death. The world lost an inspirational and evolutionary human being on October 5th 2011 as his cancer was getting worse and worse. But, he leaves his footprints on this Earth and shall forever be remembered. I gave this graphic novel 4 stars out of 5 stars because his story motivated me to chase after my ambitions and goals. The book itself was well written, well illustrated and taught the readers out there to never give up. ...more
5

Apr 11, 2013

Elby Wang
Quinn, J., & Tayal, A. (2012). Steve Jobs: Genius by design. New Delhi: Campfire.
Genre: Biography
Format: print, graphic novel
Selection process: Goodreads
Review:

The preface page with all the significantly relevant persons in Apple in their own soliloquy clearly shows each of their position in the Apple and the relationship with Steve. The amazing introduction page is launched with Steve Jobs sitting in a cloud with the most famous saying: three apples have changed the world • Elby Wang
• Quinn, J., & Tayal, A. (2012). Steve Jobs: Genius by design. New Delhi: Campfire.
• Genre: Biography
• Format: print, graphic novel
• Selection process: Goodreads
• Review:

The preface page with all the significantly relevant persons in Apple in their own soliloquy clearly shows each of their position in the Apple and the relationship with Steve. The amazing introduction page is launched with Steve Jobs’ sitting in a cloud with the most famous saying: three apples have changed the world—one seduced Eve, the second landed on Newton’s head, and the third one was in the hands of Steve Jobs. This image is the best interpretation of his legend. Those two pages are like the ellipsis of Jobs’ career. To express such complicated relationships and the significance of a prodigy in just two pages is the beauty of this book. The story tells the intelligence, obstinacy, persistency, uniqueness and the cruelty in Steve’s personality which impacts his career and personal life. It is precise, sharp-angled, and tolerant in describing the real Steve Jobs. His confidence in every product leads him to be a winner in every business deal; his vision of the outcome in every shapes him as the image of the every company he established. A genius with an extremely dominant and adamant characteristic lifts Steve to the top of the world. At the same time, it implies the dramatic eclipse of this brilliant star. It is a great book to read with least effort to know Steve Jobs as a great inventor as well as a human being.
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Jun 15, 2016

Very interesting man. Very interesting book. Great quick read :-)
4

Oct 08, 2016

Steve Jobs, an innovator, a creator, and a legend. Those are the first words that crossed my mind after I finished reading this graphic novel biography on the one and only Steve Jobs.
This compelling coming of age graphic novel by Jason Quinn and Amit Tayal tells the underrated story of Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative people in history. The overwhelming response and reviews to this novel was one of the reasons I decided to pick it up in the first place, and I do not regret my decision at Steve Jobs, an innovator, a creator, and a legend. Those are the first words that crossed my mind after I finished reading this graphic novel biography on the one and only Steve Jobs.
This compelling coming of age graphic novel by Jason Quinn and Amit Tayal tells the underrated story of Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative people in history. The overwhelming response and reviews to this novel was one of the reasons I decided to pick it up in the first place, and I do not regret my decision at all. Steve Jobs' biography did more than just allow me to explore his accomplishments and highlights of his life, but I was truly inspired by his own journey and the same persuasive message he carried on throughout his whole life.
The novel starts the reader from the very beginning of Steve Jobs' story. We learn how his adopted parents, Clara and Paul Jobs, promised to give Steve a wonderful life and education, truly foreshadowing the impressive life that was yet to come for Steve. We get to see his childhood and how the hobbies and decisions he made affected his love towards technology. His creative mind was fueled by more than just his childhood. Even though his family was Christian, he was introduced to different cultures and religions around the world that turned into a true part of him. Throughout this whole book, we are introduced to so many different aspects of Steve's life: his family and friends, his beliefs, his ideas etc. We get a taste of how difficult it was for Steve to deal with everything in his life, but at the same time how rewarding it was for him to indulge himself into a career he truly was passionate about. This novel of Steve Jobs was more than a biography but it showcased an idea of how anything is possible if you put your heart and soul into it.
I thought this book was very well written on the author's side. He was able to turn Jobs' confusing life story into a novel where everyone got their own message from and was inspired by. I liked how the author was able to pin point the important highlights of Jobs' life and expand on those moments, that really helped the reader understand Steve Jobs' in a more general way.
My favourite part of the book has to be the very last page when the author quotes one of Steve Jobs' most well known quotes, "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of the rules." I love this quote it defines what out generation should be these days. We live in a society where who we are is defined by the people and expectations surrounding us, but this quote allows us to recognize that you must always be the change you want to see in this world.
In conclusion, I thought this book was very well drawn and written but most importantly, I recommend it to everyone because you get to understand the story of one of the most incredible innovators in history. This novel is a quick read that I believe anyone has the time to pick up and read; you will not just learn about Steve Jobs' life but also understand to reflect on your own accomplishments and goals. ...more
5

Oct 06, 2018

Loved the concise, colorful and graphic depiction of the great man.
5

Aug 28, 2019

The inspiring story of the man who changed the face of technology - Steve Jobs
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Feb 26, 2019

I didn't really know about steve jobs much, but by reading this book, I knew about him a lot and I agree with he is the great designer. I pretty much like this book
4

Oct 06, 2017

I thought it was an interesting book to read about how apple started and see what Steve jobs went through.
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Jun 10, 2013

Steve Jobs was adopted in 1955 by Paul and Clara Jobs. He grew up in California an inquisitive child, full of energy and willfulness. He was stubborn and knew what he wanted out of life and let no one stop him. Steve had a lot of creative energy and friends and family who believed in his ideas. He could have taken many wrongs turns and ended up a penniless hippie, but his strong will to persevere won out.

Steve's friend, Woz, created the first personal computer and Steve was the brains behind the Steve Jobs was adopted in 1955 by Paul and Clara Jobs. He grew up in California an inquisitive child, full of energy and willfulness. He was stubborn and knew what he wanted out of life and let no one stop him. Steve had a lot of creative energy and friends and family who believed in his ideas. He could have taken many wrongs turns and ended up a penniless hippie, but his strong will to persevere won out.

Steve's friend, Woz, created the first personal computer and Steve was the brains behind the business. They ended up starting the Apple company together in Steve's parent's garage. Steve always demanded perfection and he was a bit hot headed. As Apple grew some people refused to work with him. He was technically fired from the company he created. So he decided he would create another company called NEXT and he would compete with Apple. NEXT and Apple became huge rivals. Steve's NEXT company owned Pixar and created the first computer animated move called TOY STORY.

Steve knew he was going to change the world and so he did. He didn't do it alone, he had help along the way and he knew how to lean on his friends for support. This graphic novel biography of Steve Jobs was very informative and interesting. I learned a lot about the type of man Steve was and the creative genius he brought to his projects. When I started reading this book I had no idea who Steve was or what he accomplished besides the basics of being an Apple CEO.

The Artwork is very well-done. The size of the book is equal to the size of an Ipad and it even looks like an Ipad. Inside the artwork is done simply with black and soft colors. Each panel is surrounded in black. Steve is captured perfectly in every decade of his life.

Steve Jobs is not presented as the god of technology, he is presented as human in the book. This biography details each decade of Steve's life including the high and low points of his life, and some of the mistakes he made, presented in the book.

You know it is really interesting to learn about a product or a companies history when you are a person who has used this type of product for awhile. As a owner of an Ipod, an Ipad, an Iphone and a Mac computer, this was really cool for me to read about. We are definitely a Apple product using family and knowing the history behind this company is valuable to me. I never thought I would read a book about Steve Jobs and like it but that is what happened. Now I am passing the book onto my son and then my daughter because I know they will like it to.

Steve Jobs thought differently and I wanted to include his words in this post. He created the Think Different campaign for Apple in the 1990's so below you can read his famous quote. It is very moving and makes me want to get out there and let my creativity flow.

Steve Jobs thank you for your creations. You have made the world a better place.

"Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough
to think they can change the world...
are the ones who do."
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Mar 05, 2017

A nice graphic novel depicting life & times of greatest businessman the world ever saw. (yes, you can debate that he was an inventor , but for me , or what atleast I know , he was more of a businessman than an innovator , no doubt he took the electronic market heads on by his innovative ideas :) )
5

Jun 26, 2013

As a former Apple employee, and complete Apple geek I was super excited to read this book. I had read the Isaacson book when it first came out...and I must admit, it was a bit of a challenge-fascinating one though. What I liked about this book (other than the design) was that it was approachable for both young and old. I adore how graphic novels bring certain stories to life, and I felt that this story was one well suited for a graphic novel. I also appreciate that the authors took on the task As a former Apple employee, and complete Apple geek I was super excited to read this book. I had read the Isaacson book when it first came out...and I must admit, it was a bit of a challenge-fascinating one though. What I liked about this book (other than the design) was that it was approachable for both young and old. I adore how graphic novels bring certain stories to life, and I felt that this story was one well suited for a graphic novel. I also appreciate that the authors took on the task of telling the story of an innovative thinker...and businessman....for a younger audience. I feel that it's important for our students to understand that it's OK to have an imagination, to question, and to dig for answers the way that Steve Jobs did. I've been a bit dismayed over the past several years of teaching by the lack of creativity that I am seeing from my students, and I feel that this book can provide some hope for some who do not to let their creative spark fizzle.
This will be a book that I keep on my shelves for years to come for a few reasons:
1. It has staying power. Most students know about Apple, and the history behind how it was created will not change. Tt's a fascinating story that many can be changed by.
2. The message is timeless. I am all for rules and regulations etc....but there is a time and place for exploration. I feel that this book might speak to the students who need to feel OK for those time they need to let loose.
3. Steve was a quirky guy. I'm not going to lie...the apple diet, no showering thing...that totally grossed me out. I think that the little tidbits of Steve's life this book provides are interesting--not to mention, great conversations starters. ...more
3

Jun 12, 2014

A succinct overview of the career, and to some extent the life of Steve Jobs. It certainly doesn't delve deep into what made him tick, his personal life, the fate of the characters around him etc., but it covers all of what most people would care or need to know about Steve Jobs in 102 well-illustrated pages. Some sections were difficult to swallow, such as the wee Jobs telling the priest to stuff it at a very young age...the dramatic visionary off to a great start in his quest to coolify and A succinct overview of the career, and to some extent the life of Steve Jobs. It certainly doesn't delve deep into what made him tick, his personal life, the fate of the characters around him etc., but it covers all of what most people would care or need to know about Steve Jobs in 102 well-illustrated pages. Some sections were difficult to swallow, such as the wee Jobs telling the priest to stuff it at a very young age...the dramatic visionary off to a great start in his quest to coolify and plastify our lives!

It seems he was a very driven perfectionist with abandonment issues and vision. He didn't actually do all that much in some respects: Steve Wozniak built all the first gadgets and computers and came up with the first designs, other designers and engineers came up with the rest, other business people ran the company most of the time, but he had drive, vision, ambition, passion, and the glue that held it all together. Hard to quantify but a normal necessary component of successful human relations and enterprises. I'd say he's a bit over-hyped and worshipped, and also partially responsible for dooming our culture to smart-phone/tablet drones and super-smug Mac people with snazzy products that limit your control and maximize your coolness (or in their favour, put the focus on creativity instead of management) and god knows what else, and he was a huge jerk, but he deserves credit and respect.

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Mar 26, 2014

Jason Quinn's graphic autobiography based on Steve Jobs life is a very great novel as it shows how Steve Jobs became the one and only infamous genius that took the world of electronics by storm. The book begins by showing the man and woman that gave Mr. Jobs away and into the hands of a sweet family that receives its income from a father who works as a mechanic. Steve immediately became interested in his new fathers job and started becoming a mechanic of his own by building radios. By the time Jason Quinn's graphic autobiography based on Steve Jobs life is a very great novel as it shows how Steve Jobs became the one and only infamous genius that took the world of electronics by storm. The book begins by showing the man and woman that gave Mr. Jobs away and into the hands of a sweet family that receives its income from a father who works as a mechanic. Steve immediately became interested in his new fathers job and started becoming a mechanic of his own by building radios. By the time Jobs was a senior in high school he teamed up with a close friend and created the first personal computer. Throughout the novel Quinn describes Jobs ups and downs until the very end where Steve is finally overcome by cancer after fighting it for many years. Mr. Steve Jobs story of how he came to be is fantastic and incredible, people living in the time where he began to flourish were lucky to see that come into place.

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think thay can change the world are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs ...more
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May 16, 2013

A review of this book said that it was "illustrated minimally and elegantly," two things I like in a graphic novel artwork. And since I know very little about Steve Jobs and have no intention of reading a big biography of him, I figured why not learn a little more in this perfectly painless way. That's the idea behind the graphic classics series of books isn't it...learn something you don't really care about by picking a more engaging format. Well, my first experiment in this tells me that it A review of this book said that it was "illustrated minimally and elegantly," two things I like in a graphic novel artwork. And since I know very little about Steve Jobs and have no intention of reading a big biography of him, I figured why not learn a little more in this perfectly painless way. That's the idea behind the graphic classics series of books isn't it...learn something you don't really care about by picking a more engaging format. Well, my first experiment in this tells me that it was both easier than reading a biography of someone I'm not all that interested in and more difficult than reading a graphic novel of someone I am interested in. The artwork is inoffensive, but I would not go so far as to call it minimal or elegant. The cover is minimal and elegant, but once you open it up the artwork is a far more traditional comic style. And the story of Steve Jobs's life, well, this book sticks with the usual line that he was basically a jerk. A genius, no doubt, but a jerk. And kind of a Northern California hippie-style jerk, which is a little hard for me to take. I couldn't even really appreciate the condensed storytelling style since it was so very dumbed-down. The imagined conversations were awkward and the overall effect was a disappointing read. That this book came up in the same set of reviews with two truly wonderful graphic novels (21 and A Game for Swallows) this one just didn't stand up to scrutiny. ...more
4

Dec 03, 2013

Steve Jobs: Genius by Design is a short graphic novel written by Jason Quinn depicting the life story of Steve Jobs. This graphic novel definitely altered my opinion on Steve Jobs. Before reading this, I always believed Steve Jobs was an kind, civilized, intelligent man. However, it turns out he definitely wasn't the nicest guy out there. He was often crowned as a 'jerk' by those he worked with and many people actually quit the Apple company because of his aggression. All in all, Jobs was a Steve Jobs: Genius by Design is a short graphic novel written by Jason Quinn depicting the life story of Steve Jobs. This graphic novel definitely altered my opinion on Steve Jobs. Before reading this, I always believed Steve Jobs was an kind, civilized, intelligent man. However, it turns out he definitely wasn't the nicest guy out there. He was often crowned as a 'jerk' by those he worked with and many people actually quit the Apple company because of his aggression. All in all, Jobs was a perfectionist and a hippie. He didn't believe in eating animals and when he was young he refused to shower because his 'diet was better than everyone else's so he didn't produce as much sweat'. I found myself falling in love with the real Steve Jobs and his incredible ability to accomplish the impossible. Even through his battle with cancer and his girlfriend's surprise pregnancy, Jobs was focused on his work and made sure he always gave his all to the Apple/Macintosh company. Steve Jobs is a true role model and to this day I'm still devastated he was taken from this world so quickly. ...more
3

Nov 18, 2014

This is a graphic novel biography of computer guru Steve Jobs. The book gives an overview of his entire life, and feels like it does a respectable job in the relatively brief number of pages.

I've never read a biography of Jobs before, so I really can't say how well the authors did. It felt like they didn't skip anything major though. They also didn't portray Jobs through rose-colored glasses. He was not always a pleasant person to be around evidently, and the authors convey that, while at the This is a graphic novel biography of computer guru Steve Jobs. The book gives an overview of his entire life, and feels like it does a respectable job in the relatively brief number of pages.

I've never read a biography of Jobs before, so I really can't say how well the authors did. It felt like they didn't skip anything major though. They also didn't portray Jobs through rose-colored glasses. He was not always a pleasant person to be around evidently, and the authors convey that, while at the same time making you want to root for him. Not exactly a cheerful bio, but a realistic-feeling one. The artwork matched the topic nicely, and people were fairly easy to tell apart even though the cast of characters grew to be over 20.

Notes on content: All swearing is represented by symbols and not written out, so you get the idea certain people have foul mouths but don't see the actual words. No sexual content. No violence, but some tense situations are included. Also, Jobs' death from cancer is included. ...more
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May 23, 2013

Steve Jobs: Genius by Design by Jason Quinn is a 104-page graphic biography about Steve Jobs. The graphic novel tells about Steve's life, from his adoption into Paul and Clara Job's family until his retirement from Apple and his death. It talks about his early life, growing up a smart but rebellious kid. When he didn't want to go to school anymore, he went to a small tech community, where he learned a lot about computers and met a new friend, Steve Wozniak. It tells about everything Apple went Steve Jobs: Genius by Design by Jason Quinn is a 104-page graphic biography about Steve Jobs. The graphic novel tells about Steve's life, from his adoption into Paul and Clara Job's family until his retirement from Apple and his death. It talks about his early life, growing up a smart but rebellious kid. When he didn't want to go to school anymore, he went to a small tech community, where he learned a lot about computers and met a new friend, Steve Wozniak. It tells about everything Apple went through to get where it is now, from working on the Apple 1 to the newest iPhone.

I liked this book, it was very informative and I enjoyed learning about Steve's life. I also liked learning about his life in graphic novel form, it helped make all the information easier to get through. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone wanted to know more about Steve Jobs and his journey at Apple. ...more
5

Nov 07, 2012

I found this at my local library and picked it up based upon its cover. I love Apple products but never knew much about Steve Jobs outside of a 60 Minutes profile that aired shortly after his death. This book is excellent for many reasons. First, the illustrations are clean, simple, and a joy to look at. Second, the writing is lean and riveting. The authors give a visual overview of Jobs's amazing life, and they aren't afraid to point out the man's interpersonal faults. Having said that, this I found this at my local library and picked it up based upon its cover. I love Apple products but never knew much about Steve Jobs outside of a 60 Minutes profile that aired shortly after his death. This book is excellent for many reasons. First, the illustrations are clean, simple, and a joy to look at. Second, the writing is lean and riveting. The authors give a visual overview of Jobs's amazing life, and they aren't afraid to point out the man's interpersonal faults. Having said that, this book is part of a "Heroes Line," so the bulk of the story centers on Jobs's successes, which is exactly what I wanted.

Bottom line: This is an excellent introductory Steve Jobs graphic novel/biography for young adults as well as adults. I'm 41 and loved it.
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4

May 04, 2013

While not an Apple fanboy by any means, I finally got around to reading this, guilted into doing so by the fact that I had ordered it for our library.

The layout is evocative of Apple aesthetics, artwork is simple and clean, and the cover layout is clever enough to draw in its intended audience.

The story content is well produced as well, giving me enough information to satisfy without bogging down the visual medium. I learned many new things about Jobs and Apple, without feeling burdened by the While not an Apple fanboy by any means, I finally got around to reading this, guilted into doing so by the fact that I had ordered it for our library.

The layout is evocative of Apple aesthetics, artwork is simple and clean, and the cover layout is clever enough to draw in its intended audience.

The story content is well produced as well, giving me enough information to satisfy without bogging down the visual medium. I learned many new things about Jobs and Apple, without feeling burdened by the information or that I was being preached to.

Plus, while he may have been a genius and a culture changer, it's nice to know he was an obsessive freak too. ...more
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Nov 15, 2012

The history of Apple is pretty interesting, but Steve sure comes off as boring and unlikable. He's making a cruel or arrogant comment in pretty much every panel -- behavior that is jarringly contradictory to the narration text, which is practically hagiography. This bizarre disconnect actually made the book more interesting, but I don't see how it could possibly have been intentional (why would it have been?!)

the art was fairly bland and didn't gel at all with the design of the The history of Apple is pretty interesting, but Steve sure comes off as boring and unlikable. He's making a cruel or arrogant comment in pretty much every panel -- behavior that is jarringly contradictory to the narration text, which is practically hagiography. This bizarre disconnect actually made the book more interesting, but I don't see how it could possibly have been intentional (why would it have been?!)

the art was fairly bland and didn't gel at all with the design of the pages/bubbles/content. i get that they were trying to go with a minimal, "zen," Apple-inspired cartooning style, but only the cover image really reflected that aesthetic. ...more

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