Steve Jobs Comic Book Biography Paying Tribute Available Now

Thu, October 6th, 2011 at 3:37pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor
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Official Press Release

Steve Jobs was nearly as iconic as his company logo. His legacy is that of an innovator, risk-taker, a visionary and a genius. With his recent passing, Bluewater Productions along with Paperless Publishing decided to publish the upcoming special edition biography comic book as an e-book available this week on the NOOK and Kindle.

The standard print issue, announced last June, will be released on schedule in three weeks. In respect for Jobs' lifetime of achievement and his brave fight against pancreatic cancer, Bluewater has pledged a portion of the issue's proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

“Jobs' vision and business acumen revolutionized the world,” said writer CW Cooke “Between he 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.”

“Steve Jobs: Founder of Apple” offers readers a unique insight into the Apple CEOs legendary drive to the top and his continuing fight to stay there.

The 32-page issue, penciled by Chris Schmidt (with cover art supplied by DC artist Joe Phillips), will be available in comic shops, bookstores and various online venues including Amazon. The current release date noted on Amazon is incorrect. The standard version of the book will be available on October 27 as well as on Comixology. The special e-book edition, co-published by Paperless Publishing, will be available for download on the NOOK today and the Kindle tomorrow.

To download it from the NOOK please click here: bit.ly/pnftN7

The special e-edition of the book will include respectful reference to his passing and summarize the incalculable impact he had on modern society. This is not included in the print version.

“His innovations command front page news, speculation of his health affects the stock market. Not bad for a college dropout” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis. “His story, and that of Apple, is epic. I'm surprised it took us this long to publish a proper, balanced biography of him,” said Davis.

“Steve Jobs was my hero, he changed the way we all live today. This book will not only celebrate him, but portions of the proceeds will go to The American Cancer Society in his honor, He will be missed greatly.” Meghan Kilduff, Publisher of Paperless Publishing

According to Bluewater, the impetus to publish the Jobs biography was based on the demand and success of Bluewater's biography comic featuring Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook published last spring. The expanded graphic novel edition is also exclusively on the NOOK and Kindle.

High-resolution images and interview opportunities are available upon request.

About Paperless Publishing:

Paperless Publishing was founded by Objective Entertainment's Jarred Weisfeld and is a full service e-Book publishing house. Meghan Kilduff has moved over from Objective Entertainment to be the new company's Publisher. Paperless Publishing is looking to publish both fiction and nonfiction in all genres. We plan to publish over 100 titles in the next year.

For more information, visit http://www.paperlesspub.com/

About Bluewater Productions:

Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”

Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry's top artists and writers.

For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.

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TAGS:  bluewater productions, paperless publishing, steve jobs, steve jobs founder of apple, cw cooke, chris schmidt, joe phillips

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