Amit Tayal's illustrations are not quite as dark and gritty as I have found the norm in previous Campfire Graphics. In general the whole look is much brighter. Indeed much of the series' usual format has been changed for this issue. The book itself is larger in size, and the cardboard covers are stiffer. The black and white front cover is unlike any of elaborate color of their other books. Although it's ingenious replication of an iPad with an interesting caricature of Jobs is about as clever an idea for a cover as any they have previously come up with.
While I doubt that Steve Jobs would have been my choice as a subject for the adolescent audience, he is clearly a topical figure worth reading about, perhaps even more so with the recent emergence of Apple as the world's most valuable company. Back in Victorian England, the historian Thomas Carlyle published a book based on a series of lectures he called On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History. Each lecture created a category of hero—"The Hero as Divinity," "The Hero as Prophet," "The Hero as Poet." With Steve Jobs, we can add a new category—the hero as businessman.