Terms And Conditions by Robert SikoryakTerms And Conditions by Robert Sikoryak

Terms And Conditions

byRobert Sikoryak

Paperback | March 7, 2017

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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 Beetle 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.
R. Sikoryak is an animator, illustrator, and cartoonist living in New York with his wife. He is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly), and his comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. H...
Title:Terms And ConditionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.53 × 9.05 × 0.44 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770462740

ISBN - 13:9781770462748

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?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.??N ew York Times ?Robert Sikoryak is a virtuoso cartoonist who draws so well he can not only draw whatever he wants, he can draw it to look like any other cartoonist he wants to pay tribute to, as well.? ? The Observer ?With [ Terms and Conditions ], artist R. Sikoryak aims to achieve the impossible: to make us read a document that virtually all of us have willfully ignored.?? Slate