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, was published by Myriad in October 2014. He is one of 30 world-renowned artists invited to contribute their own unique piece to The Art of Saving a Life, an online resource launched on 7 January 2015 to encourage vaccination, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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'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.