A Graphic Novelist Writes About Mental Illness and Science: Blog Review


Daryl Cunningham is a graphic novelist who also writes a blog – Daryl Cunningham Investigates (there is also a Twitter account here). This is a Blogspot Blog which can be navigated via the ‘older posts’ link at the bottom of the page or the chronological index (by month and year) on the left side of the page. There is a blogroll on the left side of the page and also links to two books that Cunningham has published – ‘Science Tales’ and ‘Psychiatry Tales‘. Being a graphic novelist, Cunningham makes his graphic stories a central feature of the blog posts. By telling a story with a combination of effective graphics and a punchy narrative Cunningham is able to easily engage his audience.

Cunningham has worked on an acute psychiatric ward as a health care assistant and in training to be a mental health nurse. He is able to bring some of his insights together with his talents to raise awareness about mental illness. For instance in this post, Cunningham writes about subtypes of Dementia. Cunningham’s has a background in art and works in different media including animation. Cunningham has an inspirational story to tell about himself and his experience in overcoming depression. Cunningham is multitalented and communicates both academic science issues and mental health issues with a subtle mastery of the graphic novel medium.


Blogs Reviewed

Index: There are indices for the TAWOP site here and here Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail justinmarley17@yahoo.co.uk. Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.

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