I was in London over the weekend. First attending The Strumpet/Words And Pictures launch at Orbital Comics, then on Saturday, signing books behind the Myriad Editions' table at the Comica Comiket. Here are a few pics:
Bryan_Talbot and Mary Talbot at the Comica Comiket. I was blown away by the fact that Brian bought a copy of Science Tales from me, and I signed it for him. Surely this should happen the other way around?
Part of the redrawn first page of my strip for the next issue of Solipsistic Pop. I originally planned to do a strip that looked at a few different incidents concerning suspicious deaths by police, but due to limitations of space, I've decided now to concentrate on only one incident. This way I'll be able to look at the issue in more detail. There's plenty here that most people aren't aware of beyond the basic facts of the case.
I'll be away this coming weekend attending Caption: Oxford’s annual small-press comics convention. On Saturday I'll be taking part in the Myriad Editions panel, along with commissioning editor Corinne Pearlman, Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip), and Nicola Streeten (Billy, Me & You). I'll also be selling and signing my books. Come along.
A fine review of Science Tales in the GP magazine, The Pulse.
"Darryl Cunningham has given us a truly lovely book! Essentially, it contains a series of clever cartoons which tackle important issues with lots of humour. They skilfully direct us to the heart of the matter, stimulate critical thinking and debunk common myths, many of which are related to healthcare. Most importantly, they amuse us and thus make potentially boring subjects enjoyable.
In this book, Cunningham's cartoons tell us 8 stories: electroconvulsive therapy; homeopathy; the facts on the case of Dr Wakefield; the moon hoax; climate change; evolutions; chiropractic; and science denial. Each story is only about 20 pages long and explains complex issues simply but accurately. Cunningham takes a "no nonsense approach" and has a refreshing pro-science attitude. The best weapon against quackery, he seems to think, it is poke fun at it.
I predict that homeopaths and chiropractors will not like this book. Everyone else, however, should have a good look at it – chances are, you will love it, simply because it is lovely."
On Saturday I'll be at the Comica Comiket at the Bishopsgate Institute near Liverpool Street station in London. I'll be taking part in the Comica Drawing Parade along with other artists. We'll be drawing live while our artwork is projected above us on a giant screen.There should be a few copies of Science Tales at the Myriad Editions table available to buy ahead of the official launch on Tuesday at Gosh Comics.
Also, This Sunday's Observer will feature an interview they did with me, along with artwork from the book. So do check that out.
This is the first page of my strip on the mystery of the Mary Celeste and also the first page of the new book I'm working on, History Tales. Sadly, I've had to abandon the proposed Psychiatric Tales 2 volume for personal reasons.
Hey everyone! Science Tale is now available to pre-order from Myriad Edtions. Check out this link here.
Nice to see Psychiatric Tales prominently displayed in Gosh Comic shop in London's Soho district. There it is, right next to Guy Delisle's travel book on Burma. I was at the shop on Saturday, signing copies for them to sell. Go pick one up if you're in the vicinity.
Eddie Campbell does his talk at Gosh Comics on Friday.
A panel from The Fist, presented here in black and white. You'll see this image in colour when the strip begins its run in a few weeks time.
British Artist Darryl Cunningham is a cartoonist. He is the writer and artist on Supercrash (aka The Age Of Selfishness), Psychiatric Tales, Science Tales, and Uncle Bob Adventures.
I'm always available for commissions.
Read all about me in this interview.