Stairway Stories. Back to School!

Back to School? So soon?

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Back to school time always comes too quickly for children. Even though, back in the 1950s, in Québec, kids went back to school only after LabourDay, in early September, Doudou and her friends are not happy about going back to school while they’re still enjoying the beautiful summer days!  Like all the other kids in public schools, they have to put on their school uniforms and walk to a brand new school year. They would rather keep playing…

Back to school? So soon?

Back to school? So soon?

Happy Father’s Day!

A cartoon for Father’s Day!

Back from the wonderful Festival de BD de Prévost, I’m busy preparing my talk for the Comic and Medicine Conference in Baltimore. Not enough time to prepare a new card for Father’s Day. And I won’t even be back home in time to celebrate it with my husband.

So, because I’m short on time, here’s a card from last year. I want to point out that this is not about my son. Not this time.

There’s also an older card that you can see on this page. My children were quite young, then. And so was I…

Happy Father's Day! From the series "Life on their own!"

Happy Father’s Day! From the series “Life on their own!”

 

Saint-Patrick’s Day Video Card!

Happy Saint-Patrick’s Day to all my Irish friends!

Doudou’s grandmother is Irish. So, her little friends (from the comic book series Stairway Stories) decide to go downtown with her to see the famous Montreal Saint-Patrick’s Day Parade! However, it’s still cold and snowy, it’s still the middle of winter, and Danny’s little brother has a very limited experience of parades. No wonder he gets a little bit confused about the theme of this Irish celebration…

I like doing something special for Saint-Patrick’s Day. If you want to have a look at my comic page from last year, in which Doudou is wondering how someone is supposed to have a celebration in the middle of lent, please, click here !

Happy Saint-Patrick’s Day everybody!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you!

I have a feeling 2014 will be a wonderful! year! Don’t waste any time. Start enjoying it right now!

What are you waiting for? It"s a brand new year!

What are you waiting for? It”s a brand new year!

And don’t forget to start the year in wonderful company! To see the video for this card, click here.

Celebrate New Year in wonderful company!

Celebrate New Year in wonderful company!

Christmas Card and a video for a Nativity Scene

Christmas Card 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Montreal 1958. The children from the series Stairway Stories decide to create a Nativity Scene. Because it is set under their stairways,  Doudou and Danny will be Mary and Joseph. Danny’s little brother all bundled up will be Little Baby Jesus. His cousin, the remarkable Michel, will be the only King. Marion, Doudou’s best friend is happy to be a shepherd. Louise, the enemy-friend insisted to be the glorious angel, dominating the scene. All the children are taking this game very seriously. However, some of them did not forget to prepare for what could follow. When there’s a fresh blanket of good snow, you never know what might happen.

Christmas Card 2013 by Danièle Archambault. Characters from comic series Stairway Stories.

Christmas Card 2013 by Danièle Archambault. Characters from comic series Stairway Stories.

To find out what will happen next, click on this link to see the video.

Jour du Souvenir. Remembrance Day.

Un coquelicot pour le jour du Souvenir

La série de bandes dessinées « Histoires d’escaliers » a pour cadre la fin des années 1950, au Québec. Les personnages de cette série, Doudou, Danny et leurs amis, sont nés quelques années à peine après la fin de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale.  Leurs parents ont connu la guerre et les hommes de la famille ont presque tous été soldats. Le coquelicot a une signification spéciale pour eux et pour l’auteure de leurs histoires.

Remembrance Day, also called Poppy Day.

The comic book series “Stairway Stories” features children growing up in Montréal (Québec) in the late 1950s.  Doudou, Danny, and their friends were born a few years after the end of World War II. Their parents lived through the war years  and most of the men in their family were soldiers. The red poppy has a special meaning for them and for the author of the series.

Jour du Souvenir et coquelicot. BD par Danièle Archambault. Remembrance Day, also called Poppy Day. Cartoon by Danièle Archambault

Jour du Souvenir et coquelicot. BD par Danièle Archambault. Remembrance Day, also called Poppy Day. Cartoon by Danièle Archambault

Halloween! Costumes (1950s)

Croquis d’Halloween

Petite soirée d’Halloween tranquille. Peu d’enfants ont sonné à ma porte. Pour passer le temps, je fais des croquis. J’applique la couleur le lendemain et surlendemain. Costumes d’Halloween inspirés de ceux de mon enfance en papier crêpé.

Halloween sketches

Quiet Halloween night. Few children brave our dark street to come knock on our door.  Meanwhile, I sketch Halloween costumes inspired from those of my childhood in crepe paper. I colored them the next evenings.

Halloween Pixie-Petite fée d'Halloween. Danièle Archambault

Halloween Pixie-Petite fée d’Halloween. Danièle Archambault

 

Halloween-Colombine. Danièle Archambault

Halloween. Pierrot et Colombine.Danièle Archambault

Halloween. Pierrot et Colombine.Danièle Archambault
Halloween-Colombine. Danièle Archambault

Halloween-Colombine. Danièle Archambault

 

Halloween-Pierrot. Danièle Archambault

Halloween-Pierrot. Danièle Archambault

DanieleBD-Comics at APE 2013!

 

Daniele Archambault at tAPE 2013!  Table 606.

Come see me at APE 2013 in San Francisco, October 12 and 13! 

I will be at Alternative Press Expo, table 606. Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Come say hello and get a free postcard!

Do your Christmas shopping early! Special APE prices  for any of my:

  • Bilingual comic books.
  • Prints
  • Greeting cards
  • Calendars
  • Buttons
  • New! Prints on metal!

Don’t miss my workshop! E-book Publishing 101.

On Sunday, October 13, 12:30 pm  to 1:30 pm, I’ll share my experience of self-publishing my first multitouch E-book. Get tips on conversion tools, file formatting, publishing options, pricing, and navigating the process without losing your mind or spending a lot of money.