What Is a PhD?

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Antoine “Tunn“ Grimée completed a master’s in narration at the École de Recherche Graphique in Brussels in 2017. After his studies, he started working in comics and illustration. Apart from publications like De Coyote am Schofspelz and D’Geheimnis vum verschwonnene Sall, Tunn produces various illustrations for the Luxembourg cultural scene, and regularly publishes one-page comic strips devoted to historical characters in Warte-Perspectives.

Mersch, Luxembourg


Contributions to LUX:plorations:
What Is a PhD?
A Furry Tale
A Gut Feeling

Why did you participate in LUX:plorations?
“I’m generally open to any new proposal, especially if it takes me out of my comfort zone and allows me to experiment both graphically and narratively. Having a keen interest in science anyway, I didn’t hesitate for a second when I was offered to participate in this project.”

What did you like most about LUX:plorations?
“What I liked most on this second edition was the metaphorical approach of the topic I had to illustrate, giving me a total freedom in matters of style and composition.”

What was the biggest challenge for you?
“The biggest challenge for me was to make all that information fit on one single page, without losing readability.”



in collaboration with Veronika Mischitz, Serge Haan, Bruno Teheux, Nicole Paschek and Oliver Glassl


Jessica Burton is a researcher at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH), working on the relationship between European comic transfers in the 1960s within the Popkult60 project. She previously worked as a comic editor for Titan Comics, on titles such as Doctor Who, before embarking on her PhD. She is a mentor for LUX:plorations, wrote the comics “What is a Phd?” as well as “Zamara & Yso’s Space Odyssey” and teaches classes on comics history at the University.

Research Focus
Comics, History, Cross-cultural Transfers, Popular Culture


Contributions to LUX:plorations:
What Is a PhD?
Zamara & Yso’s Space Odissey
It’s About Time!
One Ome To Rule Them All
The Future Is Now
Beware the Eye in the Sky
Becoming an Agent of Change
Chronicles from Platform 6
Inside the Solar Cell
Microglia: Guardians of the Brain?

Why did you participate in LUX:plorations?
“I truly believe in the power of comics to inform and educate, so jumped at the chance to help fellow doctoral candidates learn how to tell their research through comics form.”

What did you like most about LUX:plorations?
“Watching the doctoral candidates work on their ideas and seeing them engage with the artists for an amazing end product.”

What was the biggest challenge for you?
“Finding the balance between suggesting ideas and allowing participants maximum creativity.”