1995 – Dave McKean
Envisioning the graphic novel
Comic book artist and filmmaker Dave McKean used the Macintosh to create the unforgettable covers for Neil Gaiman’s transcendent series The Sandman. The Macintosh gave McKean the freedom to translate what was in his imagination to the printed page. Through an intensely iterative process, he developed the hallucinatory look that wouldn’t just define the series, but would redefine the graphic novel.
Released August 8, 1995
Power Macintosh 8500
The Power Macintosh 8500 looked and sounded like nothing else. It was the world’s first personal computer with AV import and export capability, enabling near-broadcast-quality video and audio — and jump-starting the popularity of the Mac with video professionals.
What people did with it
In 1995, the Power Macintosh 8500 was many things to Mac users. Here’s how people say they used it the most.
Think back to your first Mac
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