Mathieu Sapin was born in 1974 in Dijonand studied Illustration in Strasbourg. He developed a penchant for graphic novels early on, contributing his first notable work »Supermurgeman« to a school magazine. Beyond just being an illustrator, Sapin’s career has been marked by his diverse roles as a documentarian and storyteller. His breakthrough came with his coverage of the making of Joann Sfar’s film »Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life«, proving his unique narrative style. He further explored this form in reportage-style graphic novels like »Gérard« (2017) about Gérard Depardieu.
His distinct approach to storytelling has led him to become one of the most eclectic authors of his generation. His works include a vast array of styles and genres, including children’s literature like »Akissi«. Notably, he documented François Hollande’s 2012 presidential campaign and the early days of his term in »Le Château«. Furthermore, Sapin took part in a documentary about the Caucasus alongside Depardieu.
Drawing on his varied experiences, Sapin extended his storytelling medium to film, directing a feature-length comedy about politics, »Le Poulain«, in 2018. In 2020, he once again ventured into politics with »Comédie Française, voyage dans l’antichambre du pouvoir« (tr: Comédie Française, a Journey through the Antechamber of Power), exploring the interplay between art and power with his characteristic finesse and self-irony. Subsequently, he worked on te first volume of »Le Ministère secret« with Joann Sfar in 2021. His latest project in 2022, »Carnets de Campagne« (tr: Election Campaign Journal), was a collaborative work with authors Kokopello, Morgan Navarro, Dorothée de Monfreid, Louison, and Lara.
The author lives in Paris.