Robert (Bob) Fannin, born in Dublin in 1954, is a cartoonist, illustrator, journalist, playwright, radio presenter, novelist and short film maker.
He worked as a cartoonist for the Evening Herald in the 1980s. As a journalist he has written for The Guardian, The Times and most of the world’s major yachting magazines. His first play, In A Different Light, toured the east coast of the US in 1996, culminating in a three-week off-Broadway run in The Playquest theatre in Manhattan, and was performed as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1997. A short film, Egg, was broadcast by BBC Wales in 1998, and his radio drama Waiting For Concorde was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003. His first novel, Shooting the Moon, will be published in 2009.
He lives in Bristol with his wife and two children.
Neil O'Connor, a friend of the cartoonist and a colleague at the Evening Herald writes: The Bob Fannin who worked as a cartoonist throughout the 1980s for the Evening Herald did not write plays nor short stories. Bob Fannin was a well-known yachtsman who lived in Howth, Co Dublin and was born well before the nineteen fifties. He died about 15 years ago. The author of the plays etc may be his son who was also a yachtsman for a time but never worked at the Evening Herald.