Darryl Cunningham is the author of Supercrash: How To Hijack The Global Economy
Where are you now and what can you see?
I’m in a town in Yorkshire. From my window I can look down the valley into the town. Looking to the left I can see Ilkley moor, and to the right, a line of wind turbines, stretching across Haworth moorlands.
What are you currently reading?
At the moment nothing, but I’ve not long finished Mark Lewisohn’s colossal book, The Beatles—All These Years: Volume One: Tune In, about the early years of that band. It’s so in depth and so vivid that you actually feel you’ve been there with the Beatles, playing in the hot, crowded Cavern and sweaty Hamburg nightclubs.
Choose a favourite author and say why you admire her-him?
Jeez! I don’t know. There are so many. Phillip K. Dick was a huge influence in my teens. Totally blew my mind and opened up the possibilities of what you could do with fiction. His struggle with mental Ill health also resonated with me.
Describe the room where you usually create comics
It’s really nothing out of the ordinary. Books, furniture, a computer. All that stuff.
Which fictional character most resembles you?
Sisyphus. The Greek King whose eternal struggle was to roll the boulder up the hill only to watch it roll back again—the metaphor of all our lives.
Who is your hero-heroine from outside graphic novels and comics?
John Peel. He made a huge cultural difference in this country.
Darryl Cunningham’s graphic documentary, “Supercrash” is published by Myriad Editions in the UK.
The USA version of “Supercrash” will be published in March 2015 from Abram ComicArts, with the title “The Age Of Selfishness.”
SUPERCRASH: How to Hijack the Global Economy is an investigation into free-world politics and the financial crisis, tracing the roots of bankrupt countries to the domination of right-wing policies and the people who created them.
A portrait of the New Right and the charismatic Ayn Rand, whose soirees were attended by the young Alan Greenspan. It shows how the Neo-Cons hijacked the economic debate and led the way to a world dominated by the market. Smaller countries, such as Greece, have paid the price for joining a club that held impossible membership rules.
He examines the neurological basis of political thinking, and asks why it is so difficult for us to change our minds – even when faced with powerful evidence that a certain course of action is not working.
Darryl Cunningham is a British Graphic Journalist and Cartoonist.
Darryl lives on the black hill in Yorkshire, which he loves, and when he is not creating comics he is collecting exotic cover versions of Beatles songs and listening to political podcasts.
He is the author of Science Tales published by Myriad Editions and Psychiatric Tales, and Uncle Bob Adventures Volumes One and Two, he is also a contributor to the anthology Nelson, all published by Blank Slate Books.
He is currently thinking deeply about his next project: “To be honest, I’m not sure what it will be yet.”