Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition

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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!

Availability

The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com.

Features

  • Table of Contents.
  • 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.


Author

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.

Producers

Brian Wiser — Producer of books, films, games, and events, as well as an Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Designer, editor, and co-producer of dozens of books including:  Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition, 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. Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity, his Browncoat Cruise convention with Firefly cast, and an extra in the movie “Serenity.” Co-producer of Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering websites, the retro iOS game Structris, and co-producer/writer for CallAPPLE.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. Brian is also the author of The Etch-a-Sketch and Other Fun Programs.

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, and books like: 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. Bill is the author of ApPilot/W1, Beyond Quest, The Anatomy of an EAMON, and multiple EAMon adventure games. He is a systems engineer specializing in office infrastructures and has been programming since 1976. And he is the production editor for the A.P.P.L.E. website CallAPPLE.org, writes science fiction novels in his spare time, and is a retired semi-pro football player.

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, and has produced dozens of new book titles since 2013 and over 100 Apple software titles.

A.P.P.L.E. 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 forewords from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also publish books such as: Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition by Mark Pelczarski, Tome of Copy ProtectionCyber 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, A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 magazine Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.

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

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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 Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Brian designed, edited, and co-produced 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", "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 at conventions around the country.