Friday, March 15, 2013

How to read graphic novels (Even if you're not a comic book fan!)

How to read graphic novels
(Even if you're not a comic book fan!)
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Where: Meeting Room, Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Information: (650) 329-2366
This event is FREE and open to all ages!
Graphic novels 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 comic books?
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 which 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!
Danièle Archambault 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.
Since 2009, Dr. Archambault  has published several semi-autobiographical graphic 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.
The 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.
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