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by: R. Sikoryak

 : Terms and Conditions

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Binding: Paperback
Brand: DRAWN QUARTERLY
EAN: 9781770462748
Feature: DRAWN QUARTERLY
ISBN: 1770462740
Item Dimensions: 95766746
Label: Drawn and Quarterly
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Drawn and Quarterly
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 108
Publication Date: March 07, 2017
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Release Date: March 07, 2017
Studio: Drawn and Quarterly

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Master satirist tackles the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads



“Mischievous, pastiche-heavy artist Robert Sikoryak…upped the difficulty level for his long-term conceptual project: Instead of abridging a book, he lifted the complete text of Apple’s mind-numbing corporate boilerplate, which users must agree to before accessing iTunes, and mashed it up with art invoking more than a century of comics.”―New York Times



For his newest project, R. Sikoryak tackles the monstrously and infamously dense legal document, iTunes Terms and Conditions, the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head―each page features an avatar of Apple cofounder and legendary visionary Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walker’s Beatle Bailey, or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompson’s Blankets or Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.



Adapting the legalese of the iTunes Terms and Conditions into another medium seems like an unfathomable undertaking, yet Sikoryak creates a surprisingly readable document, far different from its original, purely textual incarnation and thus proving the accessibility and flexibility of comics. When Sikoryak parodies Kate Beaton’s Hark A Vagrant peasant comics with Steve Jobs discussing objectionable material or Homer Simpson as Steve Jobs warning of the penalties of copyright infringement, Terms and Conditions serves as a surreal record of our modern digital age where technology competes with enduringly ironclad mediums.





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