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Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Eddie Campbell award nomination prompts Dapper John offer
As many readers here may already know, ace artist Eddie Campbell has been nominated to receive the Angouleme Festival's Essential Prize at this year's festival for his "Alec" work.
To celebrate, new digital publisher Panel Nine is selling Eddie Campbell's Dapper John graphic novel for the iPad for 50% off through the end of January -- to coincide with the festival. The app is normally £6.99 but is now £2.99. ($9.99 down to $4.99)
Angouleme (http://bdangouleme.com/english/), the "Festival International de la Bande Dessinee" is Europe's largest and most prestigious comics festival and Angouleme's Essential Prize is given to artists for works that are considered, well, essential.
Other English language authors nominated for prizes at Angouleme include Dan Clowes, Craig Thompson and Joe Sacco..
Dapper John has received excellent reviews: here, we at DTT we think it's excellent app with great content - certainly one of he best presentations of comics on the iPad I’ve seen; while artist and writer David Hine describes it as “A really enjoyable collection" and highly recommends it.”
“More than just another comic strip. The definitive version of Eddie Campbell’s early work," said Dave Hornsby.