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The text with this Dear Photograph image reads: 'I fell in love with a woman. I'm not ready to let go… but she is'. Photograph: dearphotograph.com. What Comic Book Creators Can Learn From Steve Jobs. You’ve probably heard of Steve Jobs, the man who co-founded Apple Computer Inc. on April 1, 1976, and announced that the name of the company was changing to Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007.
Many a rough water flowed under the bridge between those two dates, most notably when Jobs resigned from the company in 1985 after falling out with the directors, and returned to work for them in 1996, initially as an advisor, then progressing to CEO. On returning to Apple, he brought the company back from the brink of implosion to (according to Wikipedia) ‘the most valuable consumer-facing brand in the world’, worth $19.1 billion in 2010.
In this article, I’d like to concentrate on the thought processes of this amazing man, what they meant for Apple, and what comic publishers and creators could learn from them. In the computer industry, throughout the eighties and nineties, there were two major companies fighting for the attention and hard-earned dollar of their target market (sound familiar?). OnFiction. The new novel by Cary Fagan, A Bird’s Eye (2013) is a genre-bender.
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