Printmaking and self - publishing,
Illustration as a relational and participatory practice,
Learning through illustration,
‘Folk’ arts, Craft and amateur making practices,
Illustration and wellbeing,
Histories of Illustration,
Mid twentieth century women designers.
Radical and DIY pedagogies,
Witchcraft and folklore,
Play and creativity,
Feminist histories of art and design.
McCannon, D. (2019) Pattern and Pedagogy in Print: Art and Craft Education in the mid twentieth-century classroom, Journal of Illustration, 6 (2). pp. 241-263. ISSN Print: 2052-0204, Online: 2052-0212
Davies, A, McCannon, D. (2019) Contemporary Illustrative Responses to the European Refugee Crisis, Confia Conference proceedings, Portugal.
McCannon, D. (2018) The Time Travelling Antiquarian : Illustrated Guide Books to North Wales from Pennant to Piper Journal of Illustration, 5:1, pp. 47–67, doi: 10.1386/jill.5.1.47_1
McCannon D. (2017) A History of Everyday Things in England: Illustrators of mid 20thc social history books, Journal of Illustration, Volume 4, Number 1, 1 April 2017, pp. 97-119 ISSN 2052-0204
McCannon, D. (2015), ‘The jobbing artist as an ethnographer: Documenting “lore”’, Journal of Illustration, 2: 2, pp. 173–195, doi: 10.1386/pop.2.2.173_1
McCannon D., (2012) A Brief History of Street Literature, Varoom Magazine, London,
McCannon D., (2011) Lacking Vision, Varoom Magazine, London
McCannon D., (2011) Children’s Book Award Introduction, AOI Images Annual
- McCannon, D. (2011), ‘Towards the hybrid essay: The ‘Visual Essay Project’’, Journal of Writing in
Creative Practice 4: 2, pp. 131–140, doi: 10.1386/jwcp.4.2.131_1
McCannon, D. , Glynn, G., (2011), ‘To Artacademics: A Manifesto’’, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice 4: 2, pp. 261-272, doi: 10.1386/jwcp.4.2.261_2
- McCannon D. (2009) The Private Life of the Doodle Varoom Magazine,London
- McCannon D., (2009) Folk Art and Illustration Varoom Magazine , London
- McCannon, D., Thornton, S., Williams, Y. (2008) Writing and Illustrat- ing Children’s Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, London
Selected Exhibitions and Events
ENCHANTED ENVIRONMENTS : eco-criticism and folklore studies (2020)
University of Worcester Art House
Part of a group exhibition
ILLUSTRATING MENTAL HEALTH (2019)
University of Worcester Art House
Part of a group exhibition, showing images and artefacts from the ‘Ashridge Field School’
THE ART OF MAGIC (2018)
Various venues, Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle.
Part of a group exhibition and publication curated by the Folklore Tapes in association with the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic http://www.folkloretapes.co.uk
MADE IN TRANSLATION : PORTICO LIBRARY, MANCHESTER 2017
Part of a group exhibition, showing work produced during a collaboration with the animator Eleanor Mulhearn.
IMAGINED LANDSCAPES 2017 RCA Conway, Wales.
Part of a group show curated by Clive Hicks Jenkins
SHAPING THE VIEW : LANDSCAPE AND ILLUSTRATION, Edinburgh 2016
Part of the group exhibition accompanying the symposium
Study Days, Symposia, Conferences
WOMEN IN PRINT: MARIE NEURATH AND HER CONTEMPORARIES
A study day alongside the Marie Neurath exhibition at the House of Illustration, September 2019, organizer and speaker
DECRIMINILISING ORNAMENT: THE PLEASURES OF PATTERN
Illustration Research Symposium, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, November 2018, co- organiser and speaker
WOMEN IN PRINT: ENID MARX AND HER CONTEMPORARIES
A study day alongside the Enid Marx exhibition at the House of Illustration, September 2018, organiser and speaker
WOMEN IN PRINT: WITCHCRAFT AND THE POPULAR PRESS
A study day organised with the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle 2015, organiser and speaker
ENID MARX AND HER CONTEMPORARIES: WOMEN DESIGNERS AND THE POPULARISATION OF FOLK ARTS 1920- 1960, 2013, co-organiser, a collaboration between Compton Verney and Manchester School of Art.