Eddie Campbell has been nominated to receive Angouleme’s Essential Prize at this year’s festival for his “Alec” work. Â To celebrate, Panel Nine is selling Eddie Campbell’s Dapper John graphic novel for the iPad for 50% off through the end of January — Â to coincide with the festival. The app is normally $9.99 but is now Â $4.99.
Angouleme, “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.