Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition released by A.P.P.L.E.

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Press Release:

Seattle, Washington — July 22, 2016 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) is proud to announce the immediate availability of the book The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition – “The best collection ever of computer cartoons from the 1970’s!”

Produced in coordination with legendary editor and publisher David H. Ahl and originally published by Creative Computing in 1977, this Enhanced Edition features a cover by Ned Sonntag from the first printing, 117 pages of original cartoons, and a new preface by David H. Ahl.

Contains over 250 restored and enhanced cartoons about Robots, Office, Computer Dating, Calculators, Computers, and related technology. Laugh, chuckle, giggle or groan and have a little cybernetic fun!

 

Features

  New preface by legendary editor and publisher David H. Ahl.
  117 pages of original cartoons.
  Over 250 restored and enhanced cartoons about Robots, Office, Computer Dating, Calculators, Computers, and related technology.

 

Availability

The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition is available in Softcover and Hardcover through the Lulu bookstore.

 

Producers

Brian Wiser — Apple consultant, historian and archivist.  Designer, editor, and co-producer of several books including Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution, The WOZPAK Special Edition, What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition, and The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity, Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering webmaster.  Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris, and is a co-producer/writer for CallApple.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.

Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, Programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris.

 

Publisher

Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985.  Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer. In 2013, the “The WOZPAK Special Edition” book was released containing Steve Wozniak’s restored hand-written notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends.

Press Information is available at:  www.callapple.org/press

About the Author

Brian Wiser

Brian is an A.P.P.L.E. Board member and Managing Editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. He is a long-time consultant, enthusiast and historian of Apple. Brian designed, edited, and co-produced several books including: "Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution," "What's Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition," and "The WOZPAK: Special Edition" – an important Apple II historical book with Steve Wozniak's restored original, technical handwritten notes as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris. Brian was an extra in Joss Whedon’s movie “Serenity,” leading him to being a producer/director for the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity.” He brought some of the Firefly cast aboard his Browncoat Cruise and recruited several of the Firefly cast to appear in a film for charity. Brian speaks about his adventures to large audiences at conventions around the country.