App Description"I read and really loved Eddie Campbell's Dapper John on the iPad." ‚Äď Neil Gaiman
Panel Nine presents the equivalent of over 150 pages of Eddie Campbell! When Alan Moore first saw Eddie Campbell‚Äôs In the Days of the Ace Rock ‚Äôn‚Äô Roll Club in the 1980s, he wrote, ‚ÄúEddie Campbell is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting talents, amateur or professional, working in comics at the moment.‚ÄĚ It was the start of a beautiful relationship.
Dapper John was an inspiration for John Constantine from Swamp Thing. And it was with Eddie Campbell that Moore created the magnificent From Hell (later adapted by Hollywood with Johnny Depp in the starring role). Campbell, of course, is now recognised as the one of the world‚Äôs most talented comics artists, with his Alec stories included in the Comics Journal‚Äôs list of the 100 most important comics published. His graphic novels The Fate of the Artist, Bacchus, and The Playwright have all drawn great critical acclaim.
The Ace Club stories here follow the lives of a group of teddy boys in Southend in the 70s ‚Äď characters who could mythologise their walk down the street before they got to the end of it. The stories are a direct precursor to Campbell‚Äôs Alec series and are essential reading for any Campbell fan.
Dapper John: In the Days of the Ace Rock ‚Äôn‚Äô Roll Club collects together all the Ace Club stories for the first time and supplements them with:
‚ÄĘ previously unpublished colour art by Campbell
‚ÄĘ an unpublished crossover strip with Dapper John and a surprise guest
‚ÄĘ a survey of the 80s Fast Fiction scene by Campbell with dozens of illustrations
‚ÄĘ a look at the ‚Äėteddy boy‚Äô scene in 1970s Southend
‚ÄĘ a new introduction by Campbell
‚ÄĘ a new interview with Campbell on the creation of the Ace Club stories
Praise for Dapper John: In the Days of the Ace Rock ‚Äôn‚Äô Roll Club (iPad version):
‚ÄúAll in all, Dapper John is an excellent app with great content ‚Äď certainly one of he best presentations of comics on the iPad I‚Äôve seen.‚ÄĚ -- JOHN FREEMAN
‚ÄúDapper John is a really enjoyable collection and I highly recommend it.‚ÄĚ -- DAVID HINE
Praise for Eddie Campbell:
‚ÄúCampbell is one of the premier cartoonists of his generation.‚ÄĚ -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
‚ÄúNo one else in the medium combines emotional truth, literary intelligence, and formal daring with such adroitness and wit.‚ÄĚ -- BOOKLIST
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs no artist working in comics today whose body of work I admire more than Eddie Campbell‚Äôs.‚ÄĚ -- TOM SPURGEON, THE COMICS REPORTER
‚ÄúDo you need me to tell you how good Eddie Campbell is?‚ÄĚ -- NEIL GAIMAN
This deluxe app takes advantage of specially designed comics reading software, with super fast and smooth page swiping, Panel and Page modes, bookmarks, visual contents, and more.
December 12, 2012 Price Decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
June 29, 2012 Initial Release