are everywhere these days. You find them in classrooms, in libraries,
even on the required reading lists of college literature classes. Why is
the world suddenly so fascinated by these
In this one-hour talk, Dr. Danièle Archambault will bring you on a guided tour of the world of graphic novels.
Find out about the history of graphic novels and the many genres in
they developed. Learn the literary and visual art techniques favored by
an array of authors of various cultures and backgrounds. After the
presentation, you’ll go home with a list of suggested readings (fiction
and non-fiction) and a whole new appreciation
for the increasingly popular world of graphic novels!
is a linguist and cartoonist. A tenured professor in the linguistics
department of the University of Montreal (Quebec) until 1998, she now
lives in Palo Alto. A consultant in speech technology since 1986, she is
also an expert on Quebec French.
2009, Dr. Archambault has published several semi-autobiographical
novels based on her experiences growing up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
She is currently teaching the popular graphic novel design class at the
Palo Alto Art Center.
Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be
inspired because everyone
is an artist. The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences,
City of Palo Alto, is supported by the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation
and the Arts Council Silicon Valley, in partnership with the County of
Santa Clara and the California Arts Council.Visit
the Art Center.