List of artistic depictions of Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs (/ˈɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s (along with engineer, inventor, and Apple Computer co-founder, Steve Wozniak). Shortly after his death, Jobs' official biographer, Walter Isaacson, described him as the "creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing."[1]



Biographies and histories

Graphic novels

  • 2015: Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Harland.[11]
  • 2012: The Zen of Steve Jobs by Caleb Melby with artwork by Jess3 that explores the relationship between Jobs and Kobun Chino Otogawa.[12]
  • 2012: Steve Jobs: Genius by Design a biographical graphic work by Jason Quinn (published by Campfire Graphic Novels)[13]



Feature films

Theater and Opera

  • 2018: Plague – transmediale festival, composed by James Ferraro.
  • 2017: The (R)evolution of Steve JobsSanta Fe Opera, composed by Mason Bates with libretto by Mark Campbell.[21]
  • 2012: The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs – The Public Theater, New York City, created and performed by Mike Daisey.[22]




  • 2016-: The Aunty Donna Podcast, in which Broden Kelly portrays Steve Gobs, a character similar to Jobs who, instead of being the mastermind behind Apple products, enjoys giving people gobbies.


  1. Isaacson, Walter (2011). Steve Jobs. Simon & Schuster. p. ebook.
  2. Klein, Shawn, ed. (2015). Steve Jobs and Philosophy: For Those Who Think Different. Chicago, IL: Open Court. ISBN 978-0-8126-9889-3.
  3. "Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Ed Catmull, Disney/Pixar Animation – Creativity, Inc. [Entire Talk]".
  4. " Revolution in the Valley".
  5. INSANELY GREAT: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything: Steven Levy: Books. ISBN 9780670852444.
  6. Steve Jobs & the Next Big Thing: Randall E. Stross: Books. ISBN 9780689121357.
  7. Steve Jobs, the Journey Is the Reward: Jeffrey S. Young: Books. ISBN 9781558023789.
  8. Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer: Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine: Books. ISBN 9780881341218.
  9. Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer (Second Edition): Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine: Books. ISBN 9780071358927.
  10. 1 2 "Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer". Paul Freiberger – Author of When Can You Start?. 23 February 2014.
  11. "Steve Jobs: Insanely Great".
  12. "Meditations on The Zen of Steve Jobs". GeekDad.
  13. "Steve Jobs: Genius by Design".
  14. "American Genius". American Genius.
  15. Billion Dollar Hippie
  16. "Steve Jobs: One Last Thing PBS show website". October 5, 2011. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  17. The narrator in the UK version of the show has a British accent, for the purpose of catering to the local market.
  18. Truta, Filip. "'Steve Jobs: iChanged the World' Documentary Airs Tonight in the UK". Softpedia. Archived from the original on 2014-04-10. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  19. "Steve Jobs: iChanged the World". Archived from the original on 2013-10-20. Retrieved November 15, 2011. External link in |publisher= (help)
  20. Nede, Jethro (October 10, 2011). "'iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World' Airs Sunday on Discovery". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2013-12-31. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  21. Veltman, Chloe (July 23, 2017). "'Nobody has one button': Steve Jobs opera sings Apple founder's praises – and flaws". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  22. "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs". March 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-01-07.
  24. "Banksy work in Calais 'Jungle' shows Steve Jobs as migrant". BBC News. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
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