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Coming soon: Steve Jobs graphic novel

books Updated: Feb 15, 2012 10:49 IST

Sneha Mahale, Hindustan Times
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He is the visionary who redefined the tech world with gadgets like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, before succumbing to cancer in October last year. Now, Campfire Comics is set to pay tribute to Steve Jobs by coming out with a graphic novel,

Steve Jobs – Genius By Design, in memory of the Apple founder. The 90-odd-page book will be out in April, but fans can check out the 30-page preview this month itself. The digital preview will be launched on Steve’s birthday, February 24.

“We’ve been planning this since a long time. We wanted to come out with a book that would be a tribute to him, but these things take time,” says Rajat Malhotra, content and marketing manager (digital) at Campfire.

Out under Campfire’s ‘biography’ section, the book revolves around the iPhone founder’s early life and education, his career with Apple and NeXT Computers, Pixar and Disney. It also traces his association with Apple and his life and health issues. “We’ve used material available in the public domain,” says Malhotra, adding that they don’t see any problems coming up due to the book, as they haven’t spoken about the visionary’s personal life. Instead it chooses to concentrate on his triumphs and failures, as it journeys from his birth and adoption, through the advent of the computer age and on to the digital age.

The announcement on the book is expected at the Delhi Comic Con this weekend, and the book will hit stands in April 2012. It will cost R195. Meanwhile, the digital book will be available across mobile platforms and will have an iPad version as well. It will also be available on Campfire’s website.