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Darryl Cunningham


What I do:

Writer and Cartoonist. Lives in Wakefield. Book’s include Psychiatric Tales, Billionaires: The Lives of the Rich and Powerful, and Putin’s Russia: The Rise of a Dictator.

What steps I took to get where I am now:

Worked for many years in mental health. Work which informed my first book, the graphic autobiography Psychiatric Tales. Editions of my books are sold in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, China, India and Korea. I’ve given talks at the London School of Economics and the City of Arts and Lights, Valencia. In 2015 I was one of 30 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 I was awarded an Honorary MA from Leeds Arts University, UK.

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