iTunes Terms and Conditions

The great thing about comic books is that they can tell various stories of various types in unusual ways. Additionally, they can do the impossible such as transforming shapes and lines into characters and places.

Ad if you are a very clever artist, you can make a legal document interesting while chronicling the history of the comic book art form.

Via GQ:

As a user of technology and the Internet, you have likely agreed to countless legally binding contracts by now without giving them a second thought, since they are long and exhausting and, as far as we know, are not part of any dark rite to bring the Old Gods back to this mortal plane for a night of bloody, eldritch horror. But if they were, we probably wouldn’t know, because we almost never read them. They’re just too boring.

However, cartoonist R. Sikoryak has decided to make one of the most common Terms and Conditions agreements decidedly less boring—by turning them into a ridiculous graphic novel featuring Steve Jobs explaining them to people as they go use Apple products. You can catch the whole thing on the Tumblr he’s created for the project, where Sikoryak uploads one new page every day.

Outside of the novelty of such a project (and its usefulness, since you’re far more likely to actually read the godforsaken thing now) the best part is seeing all the Sikoryak style every page into a different comics homage. Like the above cover image: It’s a clear callback to Jim Steranko’s art for Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.LD. #1, one of the most popular and influential Marvel Comics of the late 1960s. It’s not just a funny gag, but a tour through comic-book history.

As of today, Sikoryak is 47 pages deep into adapting the iTunes Terms and Conditions, and there seems to be plenty more to go.


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