Darryl Cunningham went to Leeds College of Art and is a prolific cartoonist, sculptor and photographer.
He has also worked as a health care assistant on an acute psychiatric ward which informed and inspired the thoughts and experiences which went into Psychiatric Tales. He lives in Yorkshire..
His new book, Science Tales, was published by Myriad Editions in Spring 2012.
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"It takes other authors whole books to say what Darryl can say in a single illustration."
Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats, The Psychopath Test) on Darryl Cunningham
'There is a prejudice, usually held by people who haven't read one, that the graphic format is unsuited to tackling weighty subjects, but the form abounds with examples to the contrary: see Joe Sacco's pictorial reports from conflicts in Bosnia and Palestine or David B's unbearably moving account of a family illness in Epileptic. Far from being a frivolous medium, the graphic book is a great way of getting to grips with serious issues, Cunningham says. "It summarises things very quickly and you can plough through a lot of information. I love the simplicity of it."'
Darryl Cunningham discusses the benefits of the graphic form, as featured in The Observer