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Take the SEQUENTIAL 3-minute comics and graphic novel quiz! 

How much do you know about graphic novels and comics – and their creators? We’ve taken 50 graphic novels and comics (a small selection of what’s available on SEQUENTIAL) and the challenge is to identify their creators before their names appear. We show 25 graphic novels in Part 1 and 25 in Part 2.

Check out the full range on the iPad app:
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and on the website:
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Part 2 of the quiz is here:
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abadzone:

By invitation of my friend Simon Fraser, Russell Willis of SEQUENTIAL and I went to a Dare2Draw event at the Society of Illustrators recently, hosted by Mr Fraser and arranged by the extraordinarily energetic Mr Charles D. Chenet. It’s life drawing, Jim, but not as you know it. If you have a yen to practice your drawing skills for heroic (and otherwise) comic books and listen to inspirational guest speakers, this is the event for you. More info at their Facebook page and twitter feed.Oh… the mermaid and her awkward suitor? Simon set a challenge - you had to draw something to a theme and the theme was “From the Deep”.  You had half an hour to draw it. I spent 25 minutes thinking this up and drew it in 5. It shows, but sometimes you have to dive deep for a good idea. 

abadzone:

By invitation of my friend Simon Fraser, Russell Willis of SEQUENTIAL and I went to a Dare2Draw event at the Society of Illustrators recently, hosted by Mr Fraser and arranged by the extraordinarily energetic Mr Charles D. Chenet. It’s life drawing, Jim, but not as you know it. If you have a yen to practice your drawing skills for heroic (and otherwise) comic books and listen to inspirational guest speakers, this is the event for you. More info at their Facebook page and twitter feed.

Oh… the mermaid and her awkward suitor? Simon set a challenge - you had to draw something to a theme and the theme was “From the Deep”.  You had half an hour to draw it. I spent 25 minutes thinking this up and drew it in 5. It shows, but sometimes you have to dive deep for a good idea. 

quaequamblog:

The very talented Terry Wiley of Sleaze Castle fame has turned his Verity Fair comic strip into an iPad app. Preview here (PDF): http://t.co/60nORWcDjM
Buy the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/verityfair-part-1-custard/id598153355?mt=8&affId=1736887 (£2.99).

quaequamblog:

The very talented Terry Wiley of Sleaze Castle fame has turned his Verity Fair comic strip into an iPad app. Preview here (PDF): http://t.co/60nORWcDjM

Buy the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/verityfair-part-1-custard/id598153355?mt=8&affId=1736887 (£2.99).

Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John makes an appearance along with a gallery of other small press characters in this Fast Fiction info sheet from 1983.
The definitive edition of Eddie’s Ace Rock ‘n’ Roll strips featuring Dapper John are collected  in our deluxe iPad graphic novel. Take a look!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dapper-john-in-days-ace-rock/id484862579?mt=8

Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John makes an appearance along with a gallery of other small press characters in this Fast Fiction info sheet from 1983.

The definitive edition of Eddie’s Ace Rock ‘n’ Roll strips featuring Dapper John are collected  in our deluxe iPad graphic novel. Take a look!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dapper-john-in-days-ace-rock/id484862579?mt=8

Dapper John Reviews

There have been a few new reviews of the iPad version of Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dapper-john-in-days-ace-rock/id484862579?mt=8

First, Martyn Pedler at Bookslut:

http://www.bookslut.com/comicbookslut/2012_05_018953.php

A review at Four Realities:

http://fourrealities.blogspot.jp/2012/04/dapper-john-by-eddie-campbell.html

and Persian Cat Press gave the collection a rave review in their graphic story review app:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cat-nav/id492635915?mt=8

Thanks all.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dapper-john-in-days-ace-rock/id484862579?mt=8

From Reality Advertiser, bought from the Fast Fiction stand at one of the Central Hall Westminster comic marts in 1982, Eddie Campbell’s Georgette, in dot-matrix glory. No Dapper John in this issue, but contained the “Company Van” episode of Alec, a few Georgette strips by Eddie and Dave Harwood and a Gimbley’s Believe It or Not by Phil Elliott.The cover had various pieces of marbled paper stuck on it and mine had the 7 of Diamonds on the cover.

From Reality Advertiser, bought from the Fast Fiction stand at one of the Central Hall Westminster comic marts in 1982, Eddie Campbell’s Georgette, in dot-matrix glory. No Dapper John in this issue, but contained the “Company Van” episode of Alec, a few Georgette strips by Eddie and Dave Harwood and a Gimbley’s Believe It or Not by Phil Elliott.The cover had various pieces of marbled paper stuck on it and mine had the 7 of Diamonds on the cover.

Is there a Fast Fiction universe? A very rare drawing of Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John and Phil Elliot’s Gimbley from a Fast Fiction Info Sheet circa 1983. Any guesses on the identity of the mysterious Anne?
Image courtesy of Ed Pinsent’s fabulous site: http://comics.edpinsent.com/tag/fast-fiction/

Is there a Fast Fiction universe? A very rare drawing of Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John and Phil Elliot’s Gimbley from a Fast Fiction Info Sheet circa 1983. Any guesses on the identity of the mysterious Anne?

Image courtesy of Ed Pinsent’s fabulous site: http://comics.edpinsent.com/tag/fast-fiction/

A panel from the 3-panel crossover strip between Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John and Myra Hancock’s Sharon. Sadly the collaboration was never completed. This and 150 pages of Eddie Campbell are, of course, available in the Dapper John graphic novel for the iPad.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dapper-john-in-days-ace-rock/id484862579?mt=8

A panel from the 3-panel crossover strip between Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John and Myra Hancock’s Sharon. Sadly the collaboration was never completed. This and 150 pages of Eddie Campbell are, of course, available in the Dapper John graphic novel for the iPad.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dapper-john-in-days-ace-rock/id484862579?mt=8

Eddie Campbell Interview Fragments

A previously unpublished colour panel from the Dapper John iPad app

The Dapper John iPad app contains over 150 pages of Eddie Campbell including a new interview with the man himself. Below are some fragments…


On creating a graphic novel when graphic novels didn’t exist

"I was working in an idiom that didn’t exist yet. I’d create a comic as a book, and when that was finished I’d think about what my next book would be about. Doing a comic, never mind a whole big self-contained one, where you didn’t go to a big company and draw one of their characters, was inconceivable."


On his involment in the rock ‘n’ roll scene

"I was a lost person. The rock ’n’ roll thing was a subculture that attracted lost people and social misfits and sensitive people playing at being desperados, because the 70s was such a bland place."


“Punk came along and was a nihilistic destructive ‘fuck you’ thing. Both the rock ’n’ roll scene and punk were a reaction to the mental blandness whose outward signs were taken to be flared trousers and fluffy hair. In such critical moments you tend to get two camps, one that sweeps the board clean and another that goes back to the beginning and attempts to perpetuate the first moment of inspiration. In jazz music in the late 1940s it was the moderns against the ‘mouldy figs’. Now it was Johnny Rotten proclaiming that ‘Elvis’ fat belly cast a shadow over rock ’n’ roll!’”


On how the characters saw themselves…

"Yeah, these characters that I’m drawing would walk as though they were walking in their own myth. They were already mythologising their walk down the street before they’d come to the end of it."

Special Sale on Dapper John to Celebrate Angouleme Nomination

As you may have heard, Eddie Campbell has been nominated to receive Angouleme’s Essential Prize at this year’s festival for his “Alec” work.  To celebrate, 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)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dapper-john-in-days-ace-rock/id484862579?mt=8

Angouleme, “Festival International de la Bande Dessinee”, of course, 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.

http://bdangouleme.com/english/

It would be great if you could give this a mention.

Dapper John has received excellent reviews:

“All in all, this is an excellent app with great content - certainly one of he best presentations of comics on the iPad I’ve seen.” — John Freeman

“A really enjoyable collection and I highly recommend it.” — David Hine

“More than just another comic strip.The definitive version of Eddie Campbell’s early work.” — Dave Hornsby

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Panel Nine, the new digital comics publisher, has released “Dapper John” by Eddie Campbell for the iPad. It’s a fabulous package collecting all of the “Ace Club” stories in one place and adding a whole bunch of extras. Eddie created new artwork and wrote a special introduction and a whole raft of notes and captions covering the era in which Dapper John strode the small press stage.