Darryl Cunningham studied at Leeds College of Art and lives in Yorkshire. He is now a full-time cartoonist, but he has also worked as a health care assistant on an acute psychiatric ward which informed and inspired his acclaimed first book of factually based comics, Psychiatric Tales. His second book of graphic journalism, an explanation of climate change, the moon landing, evolution and other subjects, Science Tales was shortlisted in the Best Book category at the British Comics Awards 2012. His latest graphic investigative book, Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy won the ‘Best Writer—Independent’ category at the Broken Frontier Awards 2014, and was on The New York Times Bestseller list when published as The Age of Selfishness (Abrams, 2015).
He is one of thirty world-renowned artists invited to contribute their own unique piece to ‘The Art of Saving a Life’, an online resource launched in January 2015 to encourage vaccination, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.