Darryl Cunningham

Darryl Cunningham

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 book, Science Tales, published by Myriad Editions, was shortlisted for Best Book, British Comics Awards 2012. His latest graphic novel, Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy, will be published by Myriad in October 2014.

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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.

'I’ve always drawn, ever since I was a boy. I wanted to write. I had these two skills. It seemed obvious to me that I should combine the two things I enjoyed doing the most.'

Darryl tells of how he broke into the world of comics, in an interview with Indie Reader.

Darryl Cunningham talks to Forbidden Planet International about the expanded editions of his graphic novels:

'Why did I choose to add material to the new editions of both Psychiatric Tales and Science Tales, I hear you ask? It wasn’t a deliberate choice. It was a decision that came out of a series of events...'

Read the full feature, here.

Darryl talks with Show 469, on New York radio, about Science Denial in the 21st Century.

Author's blog

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Supercrash: How To Hijack The Global Economy

The book has arrived at last. Sadly it won't be available to you until October....

Supercrash Launch

My new book will be launched at the Lakes Comic Art Festival in October. Buy Tickets Here....

Interview

I did a little interview for the French psychiatry mag Alter Ego. I thought I’d post the English version here.Would you choose a drawing to illustrate your interview : it will determine an axis of s...

Spanish Edition of Science Tales

Here's the cover for the Spanish edition of Science Tales. It will be out some time this year from Lee/Me. Probably not with that typeface though....

Panels from Supercrash

A few panels from Supercrash: Ayn Rand and the New Right. Almost done with this now. The book will be out in October from Myrad Editions. The colours are harsh, but it suits the subject matter....

Four Drawings

Drawing of a bison done for Lizz Lunney.From my upcoming book on the 2008 financial crisis, a portrait of Alan Greenspan.Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings.Two supporting characters from Agatha Chris...

Uncle Bob Adventures

Out in November from Blank Slate will be the first volume of Uncle Bob Adventures.Volume two will follow some six months later in the Spring of 2014. These all ages books feature the 150 year old Uncl...

Cover

Hey all! I'll be appearing at the the London Film and Comic Con on the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October. Find me at the Myriad Editions table.Beyond that I'll be talking about ...

Brooksley Born

A few more pages from my book on the financial crisis. Still needs a little fixing. I hope you'll let me off for the moment....

Derivatives

A few pages from my book on the 2008 financial crash. All about derivatives....

Crash

Here are the first four pages of my comic book exploration of the financial crisis. It's often said that there is a huge gulf between the general public and their understanding of science. I'm no...

Supercrash

I had to write a piece for an arts grant application on what my current book is about. Here's what I wrote...I'll be writing and drawing a full-colour book, dynamically illustrated in the comic strip ...

News

I'll be signing copies of the new edition of Science Tales at OK Comics in Leeds, on 6th June, from 5:3o onwards.Both Psychiatric Tales and Science Tales, in their brand new expanded second editions,...

Simon Harwood and Police Acountability

A ten page piece I wrote on the death of Ian Tomlinson for the much delayed issue of Solopsistic Pop 5, which editor Tom Humberstone has kindly allowed me to place here. Much of the information i...

Token Skeptic Podcast Interview

You can hear an interview with me, taking about Psychiatric Tales and Science Tales, on the Token Skeptic podcast.And here are four panels from my comic strip on the life of Ayn Rand. This strip is ju...

Off To MoCCA in New York

I shall be at MoCCA Arts Festival in New York on the weekend 6th and 7th of April. Where I'll be signing the US version of Science Tales, known as How To Fake A Moon Landing. Do come down and meet me ...

Psychiatric Tales (Second Edition)

Here's the cover to the second edition of Psychiatric Tales which should be available over the summer (exact date to be announced). I've expanded the book by some 40 pages, adding a couple of new chap...

Laydeez Do Comics

On Monday, 28th of January, I'm speaking at Laydeez Do Comics in  Leeds. Also speaking will be Kristyna Baczynski and Kate Ashwin. Do come along. Here's the link.Here's a panel from the strip I'm...

How To Fake A Moon Landing

I've been sent an advance copy of the Abrams' US version of Science Tales, and very good it look too. Out in March. I'll be over in New York to promote it at this year's MoCCa.Here's a link.Here's the...

Ayn Rand 9

Another page of my comic strip about Ayn Rand....

Samsonite CityScapes 3 Piece Spinner Set (Blue Print)

The hardbody cases I designed for Samsonite have arrived. Here's a photo of the largest.  See the details here....

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