For those who can't wait until 2012 for Steve Jobs' authorized biography, another will be here this August--with illustrations to boot.
Publisher Bluewater Productions announced this morning that "Steve Jobs: The co-founder of Apple" will hit store shelves in two months. The comic book biography promises to give readers "unique insight" into Apple CEO's "legendary drive to the top and his continuing fight to stay there."
"His innovations command front page news, speculation of his health affects the stock market. Not bad for a college dropout," Bluewater president Darren Davis said in a statement. "His story, and that of Apple, is epic. I'm surprised it took us this long to publish a proper, balanced biography of him."
The illustrated Jobs bio, which will run 32 pages, joins a similar effort by Bluewater to profile Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. That graphic novel promises to detail the road to Zuckerberg's success, and hits stores in September. The group has done the same for more mainstream celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, and Lucille Ball.
Bluewater's biography of Jobs comes well ahead of an authorized biography by Simon & Schuster biographer Walter Isaacson. Dubbed "iSteve: The Book of Jobs," that work arrives next March. Shortly after hitting Amazon and Apple's own iBookstore as a preorder, the title rocketed to the top-seller list.
Bluewater says readers will be able to pick up the illustrated biography at local comic book stores, as well as through Amazon for $3.99.