PHILADELPHIA — Steve Jobs, the public face of Apple Inc., is getting a comic book accolade.

Publisher Bluewater Productions Inc. said Monday it will bring a 32-page biography – titled “Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple” – of the iconic CEO to comic book shops, bookstores and online retailers Aug. 24, detailing his life and career.

“His innovations command front page news, speculation of his health affects the stock market. Not bad for a college dropout,” Bluewater President Darren Davis said.

The book, written by C.W. Cooke and drawn by Chris Schmidt, profiles the technological innovator who helped co-create Apple and then oversaw its resurgence with products including the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad.

“Admire him or hate him, Jobs’ vision and business acumen revolutionized the world,” Cooke said. Between Jobs and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, “you would be hard pressed to find someone with greater influence over how we communicate, interact and do business over the last 30 years.”

Songwriter gets a book contract for ‘Natural Woman’

NEW YORK — Rock ‘n’ roll songwriter Carole King has a book deal.

The 69-year-old King has signed with Grand Central Publishing for a memoir named after one of her most famous songs, “Natural Woman.” The publisher announced Monday that the book will come out in April 2012.

King wrote or co-wrote such hits as “Up on the Roof” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” Besides writing hits for the Drifters, the Shirelles and other performers, King sang her own material on the classic “Tapestry” album. That album has sold more than 10 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Other rock stars working on memoirs include The Who’s Pete Townshend and Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band.

‘Potter’ co-star looks for a new creative role

NEW YORK — Emma Watson is preparing for the next chapter of her life.

The “Harry Potter” actress acknowledges that she needs to find her way out of the bubble, which she describes in part as the safe world of life on the set of the successful film franchise.

Watson says in the July issue of Vogue magazine that she wants to explore more of her creative side, and cites Patti Smith as a role model.

“I want to live like Patti,” she said of the singer-songwriter, visual artist and poet.

The 21-year old remains close with co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, and recently flew to New York to see Radcliffe perform on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Watson plays Hermione Granger for last time when the franchise’s last film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” is released in July.

Judge favors Kardashians

A Central California judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the Kardashian sisters after they pulled their endorsement of a prepaid debit card that drew criticism for its high fees.

A Fresno judge ruled last week that sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian should not be responsible for damages that resulted in their pulling out of a deal to endorse the card. Fresno-based Revenue Resource Group LLC sued the reality show starlets in January, claiming the sisters’ negative public comments about the card cost them $75 million.