DaniÃ¨le Archambault, linguist and cartoonist
DaniÃ¨le Archambault, Ph.D., isÂ a researcher, author, and educator who is interested in comics and graphic novels as a way to document a societyâ€™s cultural and linguistic landscape. SheÂ grew up in Montreal, Quebec where she was a tenured professor in the linguistics department at the University of Montreal until 1998. She moved to Palo Alto, California where she worked as a consultant in speech technology. In 2009, her interest in comics and bandes dessinÃ©es led her to take a class on writing graphic novels at Stanford University. She discovered a new and engaging way to share her reflections on language, culture and life. Since 2010, she published several comic books and graphic novels. Ms ArchambaultÂ has had solo and group exhibitions (juried) in Canada and in the United States. She is a regular guest speaker on documenting culture and dialects through comics at various educational and cultural institutions. She teaches graphic novel and illustration classes at the Palo Alto Art Center and other educational venues, focusing on the art of visual storytelling. Since 2014, she has been an artist-in-residence in the Cubberley Studio Artist Program, Â a program of the City of Palo Alto.
In the past few years, she has published several full-color comic books and two electronic books.Her series Stairway Stories is a collection of three bilingual (French and English) flip-over books: In the Montreal of my childhood (2010), On the way to school (2010), The Age of Reason (2011).The stories, as well as the drawings, document with emotion and humor the culture and the French dialect spoken in Quebec. In QuÃ©bec-California (2012),available as a paper book and as a multi-touch e-Book, she narrates her adventures and misadventures with California wildlife. Une annÃ©e sans alcool. Le journal de Catherine (Vol.1) (2014) is a 124-page full-color graphic novel, in which, through the humorous personal account of a womanâ€™s adventures in the world of sobriety, the author takes a hard look at societyâ€™s role in the pervasive problem of alcoholism in women. The novel is also available as a webcomic Â and is currently being adapted to English.
Une annÃ©e de cÃ©lÃ©brations. Histoires dâ€™escaliers Full color paper graphic novel, (May 2017)112pp. ISBN 978-0-9896932-2-6
La sobriÃ©tÃ© volontaire. Une annÃ©e sans alcool. (2015) Full color paper graphic novel, 196pp. ISBN 978-0-9896932-2-6
Une annÃ©e sans alcool â€” Les quatre premiers moisÂ (2014), Full color paper graphic novel, 128pp. ISBN 978-0-9896932-1-9
QuÃ©bec-California.La vie qui bat.The wild lifeÂ (iBook) (2013) ISBN 978-0-9896932-0-2
QuÃ©bec-California.La vie qui bat.The wild lifeÂ (2012) 90 pages. ISBN 978-0-615-64470-7
Stairway Stories(Histoires dâ€™escaliers)Lâ€™Ã‚ge de Raison-The Age of ReasonÂ (2011)Â ISBN 978-0-615-53076-5
Stairway Stories(Histoires dâ€™escaliers)Sur le chemin des Ã©coliers.On the way to schoolÂ (2011)Â ISBN 978-0-615-46641-5
Stairway Stories(Histoires dâ€™escaliers)Dans le MontrÃ©al de mon enfance. In the Montreal of my childhoodÂ (2010) ISBN 978-0-615-39167-0
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