APE 2013 in San Francisco this week-end!

It’s this week-end!  APE 2013 in San Francisco, October 12 and 13 

I’m ready to go  at Alternative Press Expo. I planned my table and took some pictures in my dining room. Come see me at  Table # 606 and get a free postcard!

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

  • Bilingual comic books.
  • Prints
  • Greeting cards
  • Calendars
  • 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.

Calendar 2014 by Danièle Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics

Calendar 2014 by Danièle Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics

 

DanieleBD-Comics: Planning my table for APE 2013

DanieleBD-Comics: Planning my table for APE 2013

 

Greeting cards by Daniele Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics.

Greeting cards by Daniele Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics.

Calendar 2014 by Daniele Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics

Calendar 2014 by Daniele Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics

Comic books by Daniele Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics

Comic books by Daniele Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics

Paper prints by Daniele Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics. Tabloid size.

Paper prints by Daniele Archambault. DanieleBD-Comics. Tabloid size.

 

Graphic Memoir Workshop in San Francisco. Register now!

A Graphic memoir workshop with Danièle Archambault. Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

Everybody has a story to tell! Graphic Memoir workshop on October 21 and 28!

Description

Over the course of two afternoons, this graphic memoir workshop will introduce you to the art of preserving the significant moments in your life in a new and exciting way.

First, we will explore the work of graphic memoir authors like Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-prize winningMaus) and Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis). This will lead to a practical introduction to this rich form of storytelling, which combines visual and writing techniques. You will then start developing your own unique story in your own personal style.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to have a background or special talent in art or in literature! Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memories, or your personal reflections on life.

This workshop is for beginners to advanced students.

When: Sunday, October 21 and Sunday 28, 1 to 4 pm

Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Number: Maximum 12 students.

Minimum age: 18 years old

Price: $50 general; $40 CAM members.

Registration: Advance enrollment for this class is required. Please visit this website for ticketing: http://guestlistapp.com/events/124527

 

 

Save the dates! Graphic memoir workshop at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco on Sunday, October 21 and 28!

Graphic memoir workshops at the Cartoon Art Museum. Save the dates!

Over the course of two afternoons, this graphic memoir workshop will introduce you to the art of preserving the significant moments in your life in a new and exciting way.

First, we will explore the work of graphic memoir authors like Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-prize winning Maus) and Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis). This will lead to a practical introduction to this rich form of storytelling, which combines visual and writing techniques. You will then start developing your own unique story in own your personal style.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to have a background or special talent in art or in literature! Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memories, or your personal reflections on life.

When: Sunday, October 21 and 28, 2012, from 1 to 4 PM.

Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Age: 18 years old and over. (Please note that registration is limited to 12   participants)

Instructor: Danièle Archambault, Ph.D.

Save the dates! Registration will open soon. 

A picture of the inking process for one of the Quebec-California pages. Danièle Archambault

Inking a new page’s panel of the Québec-California series.

 

 

 

 

A Graphic Memoir Workshop at the Cartoon Art Museum, this Sunday from 1 to 4 PM.

Everybody has a story to tell!

Register right now for the Graphic Memoir Workshop this Sunday, from 1 to 4 PM


Graphic Memoir Workshop by Danièle Archambault

A practical introduction to the world of graphic memoirs!

Do you want to preserve the memory of the significant moments in your life, in a special and exciting new way? This inspiring workshop is for you!

During a three-hours session, you will have the opportunity to develop your own one-page graphic memoir about a chosen moment of your life, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

We will  first look at the work of graphic memoir authors like Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) and  Art Spiegelman (Maus) then you will get a practical introduction  to the techniques of comic book art. You will then start developing your own unique story in your personal style.

Don’t worry! You really don’t need to have a background or special talent in art or in literature!  Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memories or your personal reflections on life.

When: Sunday, May 20th from 1 to 4 PM

Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Cost: $30 for members. $40 for non-members

Instructor: Danièle Archambault, Ph.D.

Registration: http://guestlistapp.com/events/103386

Age: 18 years old and over. (Please note that registration is limited to 10 participants!)

 

A Graphic Memoir Workshop at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco!

Everybody has a story to tell!

Meet me at the Cartoon Art Museum  in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, May 20!


Graphic Memoir Workshop by Danièle Archambault. Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

This Graphic Memoir Workshop will introduce you to the art of preserving the significant moments in your life in a new and exciting way. We will first look at the work of famous graphic memoir authors then you will get a practical introduction to the techniques of comic book art. We will then focus on developing your own unique story in your personal style.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to have a background or special talent in art or literature. Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memoires, or your personal reflections on life.

Graphic Memoir Workshops are fun! See the video!

When: Sunday, May 20th from 1 to 4 PM

Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Registration: http://guestlistapp.com/events/103386

Age: 18 years old and over. (Please note that registration is limited to 10 participants!)

A Workshop with Hilary Price at the Cartoon Art Museum.

A very good day in San Francisco!

Thursday was a day well spent in San Francisco. I should go there  more often. If parking weren’t so difficult!

I visited the Carton Art Museum in the afternoon. I love going to this museum, especially getting to see original art work from famous artists in the cartooning world. I find it moving…

I got  the courage to go to their bookstore and showed the lady there  my books. And…She is taking five copies of each book for the store! Wow! I just kept saying: “Thank you! Thank You! Thank you!” When I came back home that night, I realized I was out of book #2. I need to order more…What a great feeling!

So…Stairway Stories will be available at Cartoon Art Museum’ bookstore!

In the evening, I took a workshop with Hilary Price, the great author of the comic strip Rhymes with Orange, which I read every morning in my newspaper. I loved it! It was great listening  to her (she is really funny) and learning from her. I got many great tips that I can integrate in my way of working. One thing I learned about myself, though, is that I cannot draw fast. Especially football players and ducks! In all the quick exercises we did and shared, mine were always the not finished ones, in which you could not even understand the story. And we’re talking one-panel stories! This is why I don’t have anything to show from this workshop, except these quick characters sketches. This is the only exercise in which I felt comfortable. I like drawing faces….Anyway, I keep this bit of advice in my pocket “Exaggerate, the characters’ features, especially the nose and mouth.” (On my sketch, the word “exaggerate” is misspelled. Two”g” in English, one in French.). I did the coloring in watercolor, the next day at home…

Thank you to Hilary Price and the Cartoon Art Museum!

Une vraie bonne journée à San Francisco!

Jeudi dernier, j’ai passé une vraie de vraie bonne journée à San Francisco. Je devrais y aller plus souvent. Si seulement, ce n’était pas si difficile de stationner!

J’ai visité le Cartoon Art Museum dans l’après-midi. J’aime aller à ce merveilleux musée, surtout pour voir les originaux de bandes dessinées bien connues. Je trouve ça émouvant…

J’ai pris mon courage à deux mains et je suis allée montrer mes albums de BD à la boutique. Et…la dame de la boutique me prend cinq exemplaires de chacun de mes livres. Je ne pouvais pas trouver autre chose à dire que…”Merci! Merci! Merci!” De retour à la maison ce soir-là, je me suis rendue compte que je n’ai plus de copies de l’album # 2. Je dois en recommander…En fait, je dois commander des copies de tous mes albums! Ça me fait plaisir!

Alors,  les albums de la série Histoires d’escaliers seront bientôt disponibles au Cartoon Art Museum de San Francisco!

Dans la soirée, j’ai participé à un atelier de BD par Hilary Price, l’auteure de la série “Rhymes with Orange“, que je lis tous les matins dans mon journal. Quel atelier! C’était vraiment extraordinaire de l’entendre (elle est aussi très drôle en personne) et d’apprendre comment elle travaille. J’ai retenu plusieurs bons conseils que je peux intégrer dans ma façon de travailler. Cependant, j’ai appris quelque chose d’important à mon sujet: je ne peux pas dessiner rapidement. Surtout pas des joueurs de football et des canards! Dans tous les exercices rapides que nous avons faits et partagés, mes petits dessins étaient toujours ceux qui n’étaient  pas finis, au point qu’il était même impossible de comprendre l’histoire. Et on parle ici d’une BD en une case seulement! C’est pour cette raison que je n’ai rien à montrer de cet atelier, sauf ces quelques croquis rapides de personnages. C’est le seul exercice dans lequel je me suis sentie à l’aise. J’aime dessiner des visages…Et je garde ce conseil précieusement: il faut exagérer les traits de nos personnages, surtout le nez et la bouche. (Il y a une coquille dans le mot “exaggerate” anglais sur mon dessin. Ça prend deux “g” en anglais.) J’ai ajouté la couleur avec de l’aquarelle le jour suivant à la maison.

Merci à Hilary Price et au Cartoon Art Museum!

Atelier avec Hilary Price. Hilary Price workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

DanieleBD at APE 20011 in San Francisco!

 

A whole year of Doudou...

Come see me at APE 2011 in San Francisco, October 1 and 2! 

I will be at table 638. Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7::00 PM. Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. You can buy one of my three books (at the very low price of  10$ each book) or just pick up a free postcard. And I’ll do a little drawing for you, if you ask me.

I will be introducing my third book The Age of Reason, the latest in the Stairway Stories series. This one, like the previous one, On the way to school, features a glossary in the middle of the book.

Doudou will be there with me…