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Coming soon: Comic book on Steve Jobs

books Updated: Jun 14, 2011 13:38 IST

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Publisher Bluewater Productions Inc. has said that it will bring out a 32-page comic biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs titled 'Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple' which will be sent to shops, bookstores and online retailers on August 24.

"His innovations command front page news, speculation of his health affects the stock market. Not bad for a college dropout," the Telegraph quoted Bluewater President Darren Davis as saying.

The book, written by C.W. Cooke and drawn by Chris Schmidt, profiles Jobs who helped co-create Apple Company and then oversaw its resurgence with products, including the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.

"Admire him or hate him, Jobs'' vision and business acumen revolutionised the world. Between Jobs 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 author, Crooke said.

"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.The idea behind both efforts is to show the person behind the personality and that it is never what you'd expect" he added.

The comic is part of the Vancouver, Washington-based publisher's wider series of books on contemporary figures ranging from Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Bluewater said the success of its Zuckerberg comic led the company to look at Jobs as a subject.

"His story, and that of Apple, is epic,"  Davis said.