Best of the Year 2019 according to Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon, reviewer extraordinaire, has selected Sensible Footwear by Kate Charlesworth and Billionaires by Darryl Cunningham as two of the best books of 2019 for Woolamaloo Gazette.

On Billionaires: “Essential reading for our modern world, delivered in Darryl’s usual exemplary style which makes even the most complex ideas comprehensible. ”

On Sensible Footwear: “This is just a wonderfully warm graphic memoir, beautifully drawn, emotionally rich and left me with a huge smile on my face after I’d finished reading it. ”

Don’t miss the full list up on Woolamaloo Gazette.

The Pod Delusion

Darryl Cunningham was invited to talk about his latest publication, Billionaires, on The Pod Delusion.

‘Jeff Bezos is worth $108 billion dollars. Imagine owning a billion. Imagine being able to buy central London and not scratch your fortune. Can they relate to us? The answer is no – how can they? Sealed off on their private islands and estates and massive New York penthouses… they don’t come into contact with us very much and their lives reflect that.’ 

Listen again HERE.

Skepticality speaking: podcast with Darryl Cunningham

An illuminating discussion with Darryl Cunningham about his work in fact-based comics, and how, as a health care assistant, he decided to embrace his role as a cartoonist and take on the job of educating the public about misconceptions surrounding psychiatry, science, and even world financial affairs. Includes a preview of his forthcoming book, Graphic Science. Skepticality is the official radio show and podcast of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptics Society.
Links to the podcast here. Darryl’s interview is about 17 minutes in.

Podcast by Inkstuds at Gosh Comics

Listen here to Darryl Cunningham talking with architect-cartoonist Alison Sampson and writer James McKelvie, interviewed at London’s GOSH comic shop in November 2014 by host Robin McConnell, for the influential Inkstuds international radio show about comics.

Article for the New Statesman

New StatesmanIn an exclusive article for New Statesman, entitled ‘Why Ayn Rand is still relevant (And dangerous)’ , Darryl discusses the argument at the core of his latest work of graphic journalism, Supercrash: How to hijack the global economy (read full article).

‘My book starts with Ayn Rand. I wanted to write about Rand, because I felt if I could understand her, I could get to the heart of what has gone wrong in Western politics over the past three decades, and at the same time, define my own beliefs more thoroughly.’


Feature for Forbidden Planet

Darryl Cunningham Science Tales page 132-133Why 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…’

Darryl talks to Joe Gordon at Forbidden Planet about the new, expanded editions of his graphic non-fiction titles.

Interview with Indie Reader

Graphic Novel SampleIn an interview with Indie Reader, Darryl tells of how he first broke into the world of comics.

‘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…’ Full interview here.

Darryl Cunningham

Darryl Cunningham is the award-winning author of Psychiatric Tales, Science Tales, Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy (a New York Times bestseller), Graphic Science and Billionaires, which won the Best Graphic Nonfiction category in the Broken Frontier Awards 2019. His most recent book Putin’s Russia was published by Myriad in September 2021.

Darryl’s books are sold into USA and Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, China, India and Korea.  He has given talks at the London School of Economics and the City of Arts and Lights, Valencia. In 2015 he was one of 30 world-renowned photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, filmmakers and musicians who were invited to contribute to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Art of Saving a Life project, to promote vaccination in the developing world. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Master of Arts from Leeds Arts University. He lives in Wakefield, Yorkshire.

Illustrated feature for the Observer

Climate Change‘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… 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 discusses the benefits of the graphic form, as featured in the Observer.

Podcast interview with The POD Delusion

The POD DelusionListen to Darryl talking about his investigative graphics title, Science Tales, in an interview with Lisa Chalkley for weekly UK podcast programme, The Pod Delusion. Darryl’s feature begins at 57 minutes into the programme – listen here.