Géraud Bournet is a freelance illustrator based in Grenoble, France. A Self-taught artist, he has a scientific background in environmental engineering. Much of his work is for cultural and political non-profit organizations, and his illustrations have appeared in the press and in children’s books. He strives to make each illustration, document or book a “visual performance” by combining a variety of techniques such as screen printing, pen and ink drawing and digital imaging.
Prompted by the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, Geraud Bournet set out to understand the underpinnings of the disaster and nuclear risk in France. The graphic essay, Franckushima, is the culmination of his extensive research and collaborative work. In his words, “Franckushima allows me to combine my artistic and scientific skills and present nuclear energy using a documented, poetic and visually compelling approach.”