If you’re like me, you have never, not even in your most bored moments, read the entire iTunes terms and conditions. We just click the “Accept” button, right? (And yes, it is possible that Apple now owns our first born child.)
It seems that this concerns American artist Robert Sikoryak, as he is taking a novel approach to luring readers into perusing the entire terms and conditions. Sikoryak’s “iTunes Terms and Conditions: The Graphic Novel,” is a lengthy graphic novel he publishes to Tumblr that consists of daily graphic entries that consists of illustrated portions of the iTunes agreement that everyone agrees to, but never reads.
Sikoryak’s illustrations of the terms span over three volumes, documenting the entire agreement. It jumps between famous illustration styles and includes Steve Jobs as Tin Tin, Snoopy and even superhero Steve Jobs.
My personal favorite so far is the most current page, #49, which is done in the style of Don Heck and John Romita, and is reminiscent of a scene between Peter Parker and Mary Jane. Another favorite is page 32, featuring Hank Ketchum-like artwork, featuring Steve Jobs as Dennis the Menace. (I would watch that cinematic adoption before viewing any of the recent Steve Jobs-focused biopics.)
While Sikoryak’s project may not result in more users reading the iTunes terms and conditions, it will at least entertain us while Apple’s lawyers file the necessary papers to take over the deed to our homes.