Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions Author R. Sikoryak
ISBN-10 1770462740
ISBN-13 9781770462748
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 108
Language English
Publisher Drawn and Quarterly
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Master satirist tackles the contract everyone agrees to but no one readsMischievous pastiche heavy artist Robert Sikoryakupped the difficulty level for his long term conceptual project Instead of abridging a book he lifted the complete text of Apples 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 TimesFor 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 headeach page features an avatar of Apple cofounder and legendary visionary Steve Jobs juxtaposed with a different classic strip such as Mort Walkers Beatle Bailey or a contemporary graphic novel such as Craig Thompsons Blankets or Marjane Satrapis 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 Beatons 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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