Science Tales: Lies, Hoaxes and Scams
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Shortlisted for â€˜Best Bookâ€™ by the British Comics Awards
In this graphic milestone of investigative reporting, Darryl Cunningham explodes the lies, hoaxes and scams of popular science, debunking media myths and decoding some of todayâ€™s most fiercely debated issues:
the moon landing
the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine
Thoroughly researched and sourced, Cunninghamâ€™s clear narrative, graphic lines and photographic illustrations explain complicated and controversial issues with deceptive ease.
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 â€˜Best Writerâ€”Independentâ€™ 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 â€˜The Art of Saving a Lifeâ€™, an online resource launched in January 2015 to encourage vaccination, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.