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Out of Nothing

By Daniel Locke with David Blandy, including an introduction by Dr Adam Rutherford

To be published this autumn by Nobrow, available to pre-order at your local book shop or Amazon

This is the story of us, a story created Ex Nihilo, from the Big Bang to an imagined future, encompassing thousands of years of science and storytelling and art, so that we might know who we are...

Surreal sequences take us from Gutenberg’s printing press to Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web, via Picasso, Einstein, DJ Kool Herc and more.

Locke and Blandy show how our unique 'Dreaming minds' and basic instinct to observe, record, and connect have been the catalyst for all progress and discovery, in this incredible millennia-spanning graphic novel.


Biographies of the Authors

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Adam Rutherford

Dr. Adam Rutherford is a science writer and broadcaster. A geneticist by training, he is the presenter of BBC Radio 4's flagship science program, Inside Science, and has covered MMR and autism, the inheritance of intelligence, human evolution, science and cinema, scientific fraud and the evolution of sex.

His most recent book, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (2016) is the story of humankind retold with our DNA. 

He is the science consultant for Out of Nothing.


Daniel Locke

Daniel Locke is an artist and graphic novelist based in Brighton, UK. 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.

He is the co-writer and artist of Out of Nothing.

He is currently working on his first full length graphic novel, Going Home, to be published by Nobrow Press

David Blandy

David Blandy is an artist who works with the image in the digital world; from the YouTube tutorial and music videos, to television series, anime and the narrative sections of computer games; highlighting our relationship with popular culture and investigating what makes us who we are.  

He is represented by Seventeen Gallery, London

He co-wrote Out of Nothing with Daniel Locke.