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


Medicine Unboxed, artists talk. Daniel is a guest speaker at the Medicine Unboxed conference. In edition to speaking he will be exhibiting drawings and screening ‘Doggerland’, his new animation, made in collaboration with David Blandy.

In October Daniel will undertake a residency as part of Metal’s ‘Culture Lab’ programme.

Towards the end of the year, and into 2019 Daniel will be working with inmates at HMP Swaleside.


'Two Heads' a graphic novel account of neuroscience and the careers of Professors' Uta and Chris Frith, made in collaboration with the Professors' Frith and writer Alex Frith. This book will be published by Simon and Schuster in the USA and Bloomsbury in the UK at the end of next year. 

Exhibitions, Commissions & Screenings


The Deep - ‘Doggerland’ animation screening as part of the British science festival.

Brighton University - ‘Making HIV Stigma History’ campaign launch, Brighton

Family Store Gallery - ‘Small Press Day’ live drawing event, Brighton

ONCA Gallery - ‘Through the Bush Backwards’ exhibition, Brighton

IMT Gallery - ‘Polymorph Other’ exhibition, London.

Lighthouse - ‘Out of Nothing’ exhibition, Brighton.

The Cube London - ‘Out of Nothing’ exhibition. London


Brighton Illustration Festival 17, featured artist
British Science Festival - ‘Comics & Science’ panelist
British Science Festival - ‘Re-wilding Weald’ performative drawing
‘Print Shop’ live-drawing exhibition, Family Store, Brighton
‘Through a Forest Wilderness’ project, Soundbox HQ, Bricklane, London
‘Re-framed’ digital storytelling and VR conference, guest speaker & panelist, Lighthouse, Brighton
‘Anxious Portraits’ exhibition, Glasgow
Brighton Illustration Festival 16, guest speaker
‘Gibside’ National Trust commission
‘Alternative 23’ exhibition, IMT Gallery, London
‘YES!’ with Laura Malacart, Science Museum
‘ReFrame’, touring exhibition, Algiers, Istanbul, London, Brussels
‘Helix’ exhibition, G V Art Gallery (London Science Festival)
‘The Tinker Box’ exhibition, Winter Shuffle, London
And’Art residency Marakech, Morocco
Remp’Art Gallery exhibition, Marakech, Morocco
‘Smell the Glove’, CO Exhibitions, Minneapolis, U.S.A
‘Paper Exchange’ exhibition, To and For Gallery, London
St Martins of Tours housing association residency, London
Islington Exhibits, performance, London
‘The Last Match’ exhibition, touring Europe
The Newstead Short Story Tattoo, Melbourne, Australia
‘Walking Through Walls’, The Artist Studios, Tel Aviv
Cell Project Space, London & The Liverpool Biennial
‘The Where We Maybe’ screening, Tate Britain, London
‘The Day of Damaged Goods’, Whitechapel Gallery, London
The South London Gallery, Show Reel, London
Paul Smith Paris Fashion Week Installation, Paris
‘Ho Ho Ho’, Paul Smith Central Offices Kean Street, London
‘David’, Paul Smith, Covent Garden, London
Aspex Gallery Screening, Portsmouth
291 Gallery, Hackney, London, (screening)
The Red Mansion Art Prize, The London Institute Gallery, London

Daniel Locke is an artist and graphic novelist.

His most recent graphic novel Out of Nothing, was published in November 2017 by Nobrow Press. Daniel’s work is featured in many anthologies of contemporary comics, and in 2016 his novella Pneuma was published in the USA by Tinto Press.

Since 2013 much of his work has been informed and shaped by the discoveries of contemporary science. He's worked with Nobrow, Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust and The National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

He is currently working on his second full-length graphic novel, Going Home, also to be published by Nobrow Press and a third book, Two Heads, a collaboration with writer Alex Frith and Neuroscientists Uta and Chris Frith. 

Daniel often collaborates with other artists and scientists having worked with David Blandy, Laura Malacart, Karrie Fransman, Joe Decie, Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Chris Sandom to name a few.

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Interview at Free Word


Nobrow 10, Nobrow
Two Heads, Simon & Schuster USA, Bloomsbury UK
Out of Nothing, Nobrow
Pneuma 2, Tinto Press, Denver, USA
‘YES!’, with Laura Malacart, published with the Arts Council & Wellcome Trust
‘Europa’, Exhibited in Algers, Istanbul, London and Brussels, ReFrame project
‘Helix’ with David Blandy, published online by Storythings
‘Open Day Book’, Randon House
‘A Graphic Cosmogony’, Nobrow
‘L’Episode 2 & 3’, French bande design anthology
‘Solipsistic Pop 1, 2 & 3’, British comics anthology
‘Komikaze’, European comics anthology, Croatia
‘Smoke Signal Comics’, published by Desert Island, New York
‘Electric Sheep Magazine’, London (commission for comic journalism)
‘Torpedo’, Melbourne, published by Falcon v Monkey, Australia
‘Blurred Books’, New York
‘The Banal Pig’ Landscape Anthology, British comics anthology
‘Kapow’, anthology of new short stories, Nottingham Trent University
'Lone Pilgrim and Orochi Pilgrim' with David Blandy, 'The Tatton Park Biennial'
'Attitude Magazine', regular assignments as a feature illustrator

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