Comic artist Robert Sikoryak managed to make the dense text not only readable, but also immensely enjoyable

You accept and comply with them on daily basis, you mindlessly scroll through them just to get to the ‘continue' button, yet you most likely have never read them, despite a nagging feeling that you probably should: the terms and conditions of any app or website. Infamous for being over 20,000 words long, the iTunes T&C might just be the most unappealing of them all, but comic artist Robert Sikoryak managed to make them not only readable, but also immensely enjoyable by turning them into a graphic novel.

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Published by Drawn & Quaterly, “Terms and Conditions: A Graphic Novel” is the word-for-word 94-page adaptation which puts Steve Jobs at the centerstage as he recites the legal agreement. Every page is drawn in a different style, paying homage to classics like Garfield, The Simpsons, Wonder Woman, Tintin or Peanuts among others.

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The end result is a mesmerizing history of comics and a celebration of what the medium can give us as readers. The banality of the text juxtaposed with carefully chosen images create subtle changes in tone that are a reflection on how we interact with this form of visual storytelling.

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Robert Sikoryak | Drawn & Quaterly

You accept and comply with them on daily basis, you mindlessly scroll through them just to get to the ‘continue' button, yet you most likely have never read them, despite a nagging feeling that you probably should: the terms and conditions of any app or website. Infamous for being over 20,000 words long, the iTunes T&C might just be the most unappealing of them all, but comic artist Robert Sikoryak managed to make them not only readable, but also immensely enjoyable by turning them into a graphic novel.