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 Steves birthday, February 24.
Weve 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 Campfires biography section, the book revolves around the iPhone founders 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. Weve used material available in the public domain, says Malhotra, adding that they dont see any problems coming up due to the book, as they havent spoken about the visionarys 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 Campfires website.