I Drew the ‘iPad’ in 2004!

So comes the new iPad 2, and suddenly I remembered I drew it sans the apple logo! Apple should give me royalties! And since Marvel is now under Disney, in which Steve Jobs is part of the board, They’d no sooner say Yes.

Ok, just kidding.  but I did draw something similar on the pages of X-men: Unlimited volume 2 #7.

XmenUnlmtd-pg02XmenUnlmtd-pg03XmenUnlmtd-pg04

Tablets have popped in comics I’m sure, but I just remembered this while downloading the Apple Keynote.

XmenUnlmtd-pg02-closeThe script called for a ream of print outs with the kids diagnosis. I decided to replace it with a hand held tablet, to match the new danger room (which was also changed from the old Danger Room).

The idea came really from Star Trek, the same inspiration the Apple designers credit.  Putting it in the book made sense as it gets passed over to Kitty, who I took as not as knowledgeable in medicine as Beast.  A tablet would be handier and intuitive for her to flip through.

What I drew in the pages is hardly an Apple product (if you’ve reached this part and still think I’m serious, scroll back).  It’s borderless on the long sides, and the power button is at the top left, but it’s just as thin as the iPad.  All the same, had fun drawing it and the story.

A couple of years back  there was also another tech that I’ve been itching to put on paper and saw it first in the Red Planet movie.  It’s the translucent sheet that one can use as an Augmented Reality screen.  I never did get the chance.

But if we’re lucky, we might get to use an actual one in the near future.

XmenUnlmtd-pg04-close

X-men: Unlimited V2 #7 The Boy Who Wasn’t There was written by Mike Raicht, with me on the pencils and inked by Sean Parsons.


Leave a Reply