and His Comic Terms and Conditions
Note: Our interview with Stan Stahl has been postponed due to a death of a colleague. Instead, we will be airing our previously recorded but not yet aired discussion with Robert Sikoryak.
We continue our Miami Book Fair author series by airing our October interview with Robert Sikoryak, author of Terms and Conditions. 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 co-founder 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.
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is #author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly), “Where Classics and Cartoons Collide.” He continues to adapt the classics for various anthologies, including The Graphic Canon, Fable Comics, Hotwire, and Black Eye.
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. He’s done storyboards and character designs for Augenblick Studios on various animated projects.
The Unquotable Trump
Now in these uncertain times, cartoonist R. Sikoryak draws upon the power of comics and satire to frame President Trump and his controversial declarations as the words and actions of the most notable villains and antagonists in comic book history.
Reimagining the most famous comic covers, Sikoryak transforms Wonder Woman into Nasty Woman; Tubby Tompkins into Trump; Black Panther into the Black Voter; the Fantastic Four into the Hombres Fantasticos and Trump into Magneto fighting the Ex-Men.
If you’re one of those people who always considered comic book dialogue to be too unrealistic, bombastic, or plain silly, then real life has nothing on art when it comes to the utterances of Donald J. Trump. The Independent
A more detailed profile on Terms and Conditions and Robert Sikoryak is available here.
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Our condolences to the family of Donie Vanitzian and all those who died in yesterday’s mudslide.
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