LEBLANC Daniel Omer “Dano”
Born 1968 in Moncton New Brunswick.
This creator of :Acadieman” (See ACADIEMAN) is a writer, visual artist, film maker and a musician. He studied both film and English literature at Concordia University in Montréal.
Daniel, in an interview on Roger TV’s “Hub City Now” (6 June 2017) said that he considers himself more a writer than an illustrator, In 2000, he published his first collection of poetry called Les Ailes de sol followed by a second collection Omégaville in 2003. In 2001, he represented New Brunswick in the poetry/literature division at the IV Jeux de la Francophonie/Games of La Francophonie, in Ottawa. It is an international gathering of French speaking communities that occurs every four years in different countries. Canada’s representation includes three groups Québec, New Brunswick and the rest of Canada. He has written for periodicals Vallium, Satellite, Élizes and Ven’d’est.
He created “Acadieman”. An animated version was created for Rogers TV/TV Rogers in 2005. For this effort he won three Rogers Television Impressions Awards and a jury prize at the Yorkton Film Festival
As a musician, he produced two solo CD albums, one in 1994 called Museum featuring pop/rock music; the other in 1997 Dan’s L’Corps featuring folk/country music. He was part of the group “The Great Balancing Act”. In 2009 he started a record company La Menuiserie.
From about 2009 to 2017, there was a hiatus in Dano’s career as he chose to be a stay at home dad looking after his son. At the suggestion of a friend who wanted to colour the story, Daniel returned to Acadieman to write and illustrate a new Acadieman story. At that time he planned to produce more Acadieman episodes but it appears there are no further developments. information.
“Acadieman (sort of) on Hub City Now – Youtube.” An interview with “Dano” LeBlanc on Rogers TV, 6 June 2017. Accessed 17 Jan. 2020.
“Chia-speaking superhero Acadieman returns.” Writ., Vanessa Blanch. CBC News, 12 May 2017. Accessed 17 Jan. 2020.