Seattle, Washington — July 22, 2016 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and David H. Ahl are 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!
The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.
- 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.
David H. Ahl is the author of 22 how-to books, including Basic Computer Games (the first million-selling computer book), Dad’s Lessons for Living, and Dodge M37 Restoration Guide. In 1974, he founded Creative Computing magazine – the world’s first personal computing magazine – and was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Creative Computing magazine and six others from 1974 to 1985. He holds a MS and BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, 1961, as well as an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University, 1963. In 1967, David devised the first computer model for forecasting the success of new consumer products. He has also written more than 1,000 articles on technology, automotive restoration, marketing, Bible, logic puzzles, travel, market research, financial planning and investment analysis. Among computer games, he created Lunar Lander, Subway Scavenger, Orient Express, and 50 others.
David’s hobbies include racing 1950s Triumph sports cars, collecting and exhibiting WWII patriotic stamped covers and classic first day covers, and collecting toy tow trucks. He is an award-winning photographer, restores historic military trucks, hikes, and sails. And he is a softball pitcher and coach, collects antique and historic Bibles and leafs, and repairs anything! Some of his favorite quotes include: “Learn from the past; live for the future”, “You can never have too many bungee cords, AA batteries, or rolls of duct tape”, and “The circles around you can include or exclude ideas, people, and events. Draw large circles.” Read more about David at: swapmeetdave.com.
Brian Wiser — Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Designer, editor, and co-producer of several books including: Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution, The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: 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, Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris.
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, and has produced over a dozen new book titles since 2013 in addition to over 100 Apple software titles.
A.PP.L.E. produced and published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also published: Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, The A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.
Press Information is available at: www.callapple.org/press