Darryl is one of the UK’s foremost creators of graphic nonfiction, whose mix of clear storytelling and bold draftsmanship works to create wonderfully accessible takes on his subject matter. In this latest volume, Darryl turns his analytical eye on the super-rich:
“The super-rich are often portrayed as self-made, as if their wealth was created entirely by their own efforts. But is this true? In his latest book of graphic analysis, celebrated author Darryl Cunningham examines the evidence, featuring graphic biographies of media baron Rupert Murdoch, oil and gas tycoons Charles and David Koch, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Have these individuals enjoyed advantages, beyond their personal ability and attributes, that have aided their success?
Cunningham makes comparisons with the ‘Gilded Age’ (1870s to 1900), the last period in America in which a few individuals gained colossal wealth. Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, JP Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt and others made fortunes, but also helped create the modern world of railroads, manufacturing, and finance. What essential elements have the modern equivalents brought us?
Despite the often reported disadvantages brought by the widening gulf between the poorest and the super rich, are such wealthy individuals necessary to finance technological progress? Would we be poorer without them?”
Come along and get your copy signed by Darryl on Wednesday October 30th, 7-9pm, and have a beverage or two to help celebrate! If you can’t make it but would like a signed copy then email [email protected]