Mathieu Burniat - Belgian Comic Artist

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Mathieu Burniat

The Artist

Mathieu Burniat was born in 1984 in Brussels. He is very young when attracted by the graphic arts. Adolescent, he takes part in a collective workshop of animated films, Zorobabel. In 2007, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the National School of Visual Arts in La Cambre (Brussels).

Mathieu Burniat - Belgian Comic Artist
Mathieu Burniat - Belgian Comic Artist

Mathieu Burniat

His work

He worked for two years as a designer at Chacon, a position that led him to make several trips to China to meet local industrials. From these travels, he comes back with many images and memories that will serve to create the drawings of “Shrimp” (Dargaud), his first comic.

Since then, Mathieu has produced “La Passion de Dodin-Bouffant” (Dargaud, 2014) and lately, he released, with Thibault Damour, an exciting book entitled “Mysteries of the Quantum World”.

In 2016, he collaborated with Benoist Simmat on “Les Illustres de la table”.

Latest book published in English

The Mysteries of the Quantum Universe

2017. Mathieu Burniat & Thibault Damour. Translated in English by Sarah-Louise Raillard. Penguin Editions.

The graphic novel

The bestselling French graphic novel about the mind-bending world of quantum physics

Famous explorer Bob and his dog Rick have been around the world and even to the Moon, but their travels through the quantum universe show them the greatest wonders they’ve ever seen. As they follow their tour guide, the giddy letter h (also known as the Planck constant), Bob and Rick have crepes with Max Planck, talk to Einstein about atoms, visit Louis de Broglie in his castle, and hang out with Heisenberg on Heligoland.

On the way, we find out that a dog – much like a cat – can be both dead and alive, the gaze of a mouse can change the universe, and a comic book can actually make quantum physics fun, easy to understand and downright enchanting.

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Previous books

Mathieu Burniat La Passion de Dodin Bouffant
Mathieu Burniat Les illustres de la table
Mathieu Burniat - Shrimp
Mathieu Burniat Internet
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