“Apple reserves the right to limit types of content uploaded.”
“iCloud Music Library should not be used as backup storage for content."
Good Grodd, even just typing those words from Apple’s epic poem known as the iTunes Terms of Service document is enough to make me want to take a nap. Yes, it’s important for people to understand the contracts they legally agree to, but how could anyone stand to read something so boring? Artist R. Sikoryak has the answer. Terms and Conditions turns Apple’s jargon into a comic book anyone can get into.
Terms and Conditions is a 96-page satirical graphic novel that takes the entirety of Apple’s legal document and turns it into illustrated homages to other comics. Each section and subsection become its own little short story picture book starring Steve Jobs popping up in some other piece of classic sequential art. It’s like a great internet remix of bad comic strip.
Ever wanted to see the Apple co-founder as Snoopy? How about Steve Jobs as Astro Boy? You’ll spot the famous turtleneck alongside Wonder Woman, Garfield, The Simpsons, and more, all while reading word balloons full of very dry and technical iTunes rules. Lots of artists and eras get shout outs. It’s like Lego Dimensions for coma-inducing corporate-speak.
If you want a taste of this cartoonist’s take on legalese, you can check out R. Sikoryak’s original Terms and Conditions Tumblr blog. But the new graphic novel out this week collects and presents every strip from the “unabridged” adaptation in new, color, printed forms. So if you want to educate and entertain yourself about what it legally means to be an Apple customer, go read Terms and Conditions.