Daniel Locke is a UK based illustrator. 

His work is featured in the 'Open Day Book' in the USA and 'A Graphic Cosmogony' from Nobrow Press, as well as appearing in many anthologies of contemporary comics.

He is currently working on his first full length graphic novel, 'Going Home', to be published by Nobrow Press. Daniel has also worked with the artist David Blandy and scientist Dr Adam Rutherford on 'Helix'; an illustrated history of DNA for The Wellcome Trust.

Daniel worked recently with the artist Laura Malacart on another Wellcome Trust and Art Council funded project to produce 'Yes!', a comics biography of a young autistic musician.

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Daniel Locke

B.A. (Hons) Graphic Fine Art - 1st Class, The University of East London, London

M.A. Fine Art Media, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London

Current & Forthcoming

'Gibside', with artist David Blandy for the National Trust Property Gibside, Tyne & Wear UK
‘Going Home’, Graphic Novel to be Published by Nobrow Press, to be published 2015
'A Brief History of Knowledge', working title, Graphic Novel by Daniel Locke, artist David Blandy and Scientist Dr Adam Rutherford, in production, commissioned by The Wellcome Trust & supported by Lighthouse

Exhibitions, Commissions & Screenings

'Alternative 23', group exhibition, IMT Gallery, London
'Out of the Box III', exhibition of box art, No Format Gallery, London
‘Got Good Shop’, exhibition of screen prints, Brighton sea front
YES!’, with Laura Malacart, Science Museum
'ReFrame', touring exhibition, Algiers, Istanbul, London & Brussels
'The Tinker Box', exhibition of box art, Winter Shuffle, London
'Helix', Exhibition at G V Art Gallery as part of the London Science Festival
'Out of the Box II', exhibition of box art, No Format Gallery, London
'Lambs Conduit Street', Exhibition of Art by Comics Artists, London 'Out of the Box', exhibition of Box Art for Brighton Festival, Brighton
Group Show, Remp’Art Gallery, Marakech, Morocco
'Smell the Glove', CO Exhibitions, Minneapolis, U.S.A
'Paper Exchange', To and For Gallery, London
'St Martin of Tours', Islington Exhibits, various venues around Holloway and Islington, London
'The Last Match', touring Europe
'The Newstead Short Story Tattoo', Melbourne, Australia
‘Walking through walls’, The Artist Studios, Tel Aviv
‘The Where We Maybe’, Tate Britain, London
‘The Day of Damaged Goods’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, (a day of performance art)
The South London Gallery, Show Reel in the Mini-Library, London
'Paul Smith Paris Fashion Week', Installation, Paris
‘Ho Ho Ho’, Paul Smith Central Offices Kean Street, London
‘David’, Paul Smith, Covent Garden, London
The Slade School Graduate Show, University College London
Aspex Gallery Screening, Portsmouth
291 Gallery, Hackney, London, (screening)
The Red Mansion Art Prize, The London Institute Gallery, London


‘YES!’, with Laura Malacart, published with support from the Arts Council and Wellcome Trust
‘Europa’, Exhibited in Algers, Istanbul, London and Brussels as part of the ReFrame project
‘Helix’, with David Blandy and Adam Rutherford, published online by Storythings, commissioned by The Wellcome Trust
'Open Day book', Randon House
'Graphic Cosmogony', Illustration and comics anthology, Nobrow 
'Paper Science 2', British comics anthology
'L’Episode 2 & 3', French bande design anthology
'Solipsistic Pop 2', British comics anthology
'Solipsistic Pop', British comics anthology
'Komikaze', European comics anthology, Croatia
'Smoke Signal Comics', published by Desert Island, New York, USA
'Electric Sheep Magazine', London (commission for comic journalism of new DVD release)
'Torpedo', Melbourne, published by Falcon v Monkey, Australia (anthology of new short fiction)
'Blurred Books Project', New York, USA
'The Banal Pig Landscape Anthology', British comics anthology
'Kapow', an anthology of new short stories, published by Nottingham Trent University
'Electric Sheep Magazine', London (illustration commission)
'Milk and Wodka', European comics anthology
'New British Comics', Polish comics anthology, Poland
'Attitude Magazine', regular assignments as a feature illustrator
'Lone Pilgrim and Orochi Pilgrim', comic book project with artist David Blandy, commissioned for 'The Tatton Park Biennial', and was shown in exhibitions at Cell Project Space, London & The Liverpool Biennial 2008, Liverpool

Art Fairs

'The Alternative Press Fair', London, 2009 & 2010
'ICA Comica Festival', London, 2007, 2008 & 2009
'The Web and Comics Thing', Mile End, London, 2006, 2007 & 2008