Artists’ Book and eBook Presentation of the Veterans Day 2017 Collaborative Comic Book Project

Artists’ Book and eBook Presentation 

You are warmly invited to the Artists’ Book and eBook Presentation of the Veterans Day 2017 Collaborative Comic Book Project, Saturday, March 24, 2018. 1:30-3:30pm, Cubberley Community Center-Room U-7, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA94303

Artists’ Book and eBook Presentation of the Veterans Day 2017 Collaborative Comic Book Project

Artists’ Book and eBook Presentation of the Veterans Day 2017 Collaborative Comic Book Project

In 2017, the traditional CASP Meet the Artists of Cubberley event occurred on November 11, Veterans Day, a public holiday in the US and other parts of the world that celebrates and honors military veterans.  For this occasion, we invited the community to participate in a Collaborative Comic Book Project, as a way to Collectively Remembering and Saying Thanks to our veterans.

The community responded enthusiastically to our invitation. We collected 90 pages of short comic strips, written by adults, students and children, who generously contributed their time, art and personal stories to this project. The original pages, created on a special 8.5×5.5 page of archival paper, have been bound into an artists’ book: a series of three books – Stories, Memories and Imageries. It was edited, printed, and hand-bound by Danièle Archambault, Servane Briand and Paloma Lucas at Cubberley Artist Studios in Palo Alto, California. The pages have also been scanned for digital archives and assembled into and eBook available for all online.

Cubberley artists open studios

This event is part of the 4th Annual Cubberley Day. Over twelve participating Cubberley artists will host open studios and art activities and workshops from 11am to 1pm. Please, visit me in Studio F-3

Cubbereley Day

Cubbereley Day

Cubberley Studios Map

Cubberley Studios Map

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