I was born Dominic Jonathan Francis in February of 1993. I'm a reader, writer, listener, perfectionist, existentialist, singer, student, smoker, schizophrenic, guitarist, poet, computer-geek, smoker, friend, lover, and believer in G-d.
I'm interested in music, literature, video-games, theatre, film, touch, nature, nicotine, philosophy, women, theories about the multiverse, air fryers, philosophy, dreaming, spirituality, mushrooms, onions, felines, canines, visual art and world history.
My albums are called 'Walking Doctor Tonnan', 'Welcome To Planet Earth' and 'Worlds That Lovers Bent'. You can buy/stream them on most major digital platforms. You can sample them on the right side of this page and you can read the lyrics as you stream the full songs on this page of my website.
The recording of these albums was made possible by mental health charities such as KeyChanges, St. Mungos and Outsider Music. Thank you for the time and energy invested by the nurses, doctors and lovely support workers such as Daniel Palmer, Katrina Lahmen and Nikhat Shah. Many thanks to Johan Ohlstrom, Jon Hall, Sam Raven, Matt Catlow, Ed West, Toby Nuttall and my brother for playing on/producing the tracks on these albums. I'd like to also extend my gratitude to my wonderful family, friends and teachers. Finally, thank you for arriving on this my webpage.
'God's Pretty Game of Grotesque Puppets' is my first novel. Its five parts are called 'The Sun Always Sets In The West', 'Happy Tears in Love With A Cold', 'The Inauguration of Insanity', 'The Mother of Infinity' and 'The Devil Can't & God Won't'. In another Universe, after a teenage romance, Tonnan becomes a medical student at Hobbling University. Tonnan falls in love with a woman called Xinx, but destiny breaks the two apart. With the aid of a sexy blasphemer called Kleopatra he meets at a skatepark, Tonnan learns how to traverse the Multiverse. But will Tonnan ever see Xinx again? You can buy it by clicking here.
'Indeed The Deed of Eden' is a poetically dreamy narrative of visual erotica featuring the characters of Xinx, Kleopatra and Tonnan from my first novel. Most of the images in this book were created using AI by Fotor and Canva. You can buy it by clinking here.
You can buy 'The Select Writings of Walking Doctor Tonnan (2020 edition) ' by clicking here.
Some of my music videos are embedded below. Below that are a list of artists whose work Iove and finally, at the bottom, that are extracts from my book of erotica 'Indeed The Greed of Eden'. I'm currently working on a picture-book of literary nonsense entitled 'Over Mushroom Mountain And Beyond The Yonder'.
My favourite musicians are Bob Dylan, Outkast, Peter Doherty, Kanye West, Usher, Alicia Keys, Gun Club, Alice Phoebe Lou, Arcade Fire, Daniel Johnston, B.B. King, MGMT, Modest Mouse, 50 Cent, Pavement, Sparklehorse, Bright Eyes, Soko, Sinead O'Connor Bob Marley, Jay Z, The National, The Cocteau Twins and The Beatles.
My favourite poets are Leonard Cohen, Alexander Pope, Arthur Rimbaud, Fernando Pessoa, Walking Doctor Tonnan, John Keats, Allen Ginsberg, Little Simz, Elizabeth Bishop, Samuel Coleridge, Robert Service, Thomas Gray, Ted Hughes, Lord Byron, Gills Scott-Heron, John Cooper Clarke, Frank O Hara, John Donne, W.B. Yeats, Santosh Bakaya, Robert Frost, J. R. R. Tolkien, Michelangelo and William Blake. As a writer, I'm interested in abstractions, experimentation and distilling emotion into rhyme & metered metaphysical verse.
My favourite prose writers are Haruki Murakami, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kazuo Ishiguro, Colm Tobin, Aldous Huxley, Toby Litt, Roald Dahl, Erin Morgenstern, David Nicholls, Alison MacLeod, H. G. Wells, James Baldwin, George Orwell, Jack Kerouac, Ian McEwan, Cormac McCarthy, Bruce Abrahams, James Patterson, David Nicholls, Thomas De Quincey, Leo Tolstoy, William Golding, Truman Capote, Bruce Abrahams, Ampat Koshy, JP Delaney, Dominic Francis, Eckhart Tolle, Jojo Moyes, James Patterson Colleen Hoover, Lewis Carroll, Anton Chekhov, Charles Bukowski, Russell Brand, JP Delaney, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Franz Kafka, Kahlil Gibran and J.K. Rowling.