Forbes and JESS3 began collaborating in the spring of 2011 on a graphic novel about the life of Steve Jobs, with a focus on his decade spent in "exile" from Apple, the company he founded. The book, written by Forbes reporter Caleb Melby and illustrated by JESS3, evolved into an historically inspired tale spanning 30 years of the relationship between Jobs and one of his great influences, Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Zen Buddhist priest who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan in the late 1960s. Like Jobs, Kobun was an innovator, lacked appreciation for rules and was passionate about art and design. It wasn't long before their teacher-pupil relationship became more of a friendship, one that in this telling was not built to endure Apple's future success. The Zen of Steve Jobs was published by Wiley in January 2012 and has since been translated into fifteen languages.