Oh.

I have a shop!!









Okay, so its not a real shop, but it's the best the virtual world has to offer. It's part of the brilliant online market place for all things hand-made, Esty.com. Go check it out, click on this entries headline and the link will take you direct to www.daniellocke.etsy.com.

Coming soon, pay pal!


Oh My Goodness!























Why hello,

Around about a year and a half ago the eminently talented Paul O'Connell (see The Sound Of Drowning in the links bar) approached me with a piece of writing that he needed some art work for. I was excited by the prospect and today our plan has reached fruition. The resulting comic goes by the name Green Sea Days and
consists of a two sided stroll of comic art (29 x 42cm in size) bound in a 'toblerone' style cover.

Paul and I spent a nice day cutting and sticking bits of card and paper together to realize Paul's crazy and beautiful binding. Tomorrow Green Sea Days goes on sale for the first time at Comiket at the ICA in London (http://www.ica.org.uk/Comica%20Comiket+18413.twl).

If you can't make it to that and want to be the proud owner of one of these marvels of book binding invention please contact me on my email address and I'll pop one in the post for you (£3 plus pp£1.50).

Take care now.

Below: Section of art from Green Sea Days

Video Killed the Radio Star

Hello there,

A few months ago I was asked to write a short story for a radio programme called 'Stand Up Comics' by Gemma Cantlow (www.intervalsketches.blogspot.com/). A recording of it with sound by Ian Murphy (
www.myspace.com/r0ttenslushy) was broadcast on the excellent station Resonance fm (www.resonancefm.com) in august. Today I decided that since a few people I know couldn't hear it at the time I'd put it here, so here it is with a little animation and everything.

video

Dirty Dog























I spent last week on holiday in Athens. They have an amazing flea market in the centre of the city under the shadow of the Acropolis. It was in this ancient and venerated setting that an skinny Greek guy charged me four Euros
for this little masterpiece. It's so bizarre but somehow so perfect that I had to put on this page. My friend Vasso (http://www.greeceisforlovers.com/) said that his eyes are like those of the characters in my cartoons.


Punchline 3 - BBBBIG UP THE BOOTH























http://www.booth.virtualmuseum.info/


One For The Kids

For The Fear of Feeling

Weigh anchor me hearties!






















Good day there,

I've been working on a website for some time, but feel like at last I'm getting to the point where it's almost ready. This image of a beached boat was one of those that came out of developing my portfolio. I thought it would be fun to print it onto a few t-shirts, so I now have some for sale (£15 plus £1.99 pp. International sales please send me an email and I'll get back to you with postage costs).

The shirts used are one hundred percent cotton
and printed with the best textile ink, so are wash proof (it's always best to wash shirts inside out and on a low temperature though). The shirts come in three different colours (illustrated below) and two sizes, medium and large. I'm only going to be printing 20 in total, so there's little chance of those oh-so-embarrassing costume conflicts in social gatherings.

If you think you'd like to be the proud owner of one of these shirts please drop me a line on my email and I'll pop one in the post for you.




The Clock That Stopped

Punchline 2


Hello there boss,

Click on the image to make it bigger!

Take care now.

David Blandy is the Lone Pilgrim!

















Hello there,


A couple of months ago I was contacted by the performance/video artist David Blandy (http://www.davidblandy.co.uk/new%20homepage.htm) to work on a comic book that directly references the amazing manga series Lone Wolf and Cub (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Wolf_and_Cub).


David provided the script and concept and I threw together the art. It was a great experience and fun to be playing a small role in David's brilliantly imaginative, often funny and compelling investigation into identity and pop culture.
I have a few of the publications that we made.

They are a heart felt homage to the spirit of the work by writer Kazuo Koike
and artist Goseki Kojima, and I hope a interesting addition to David's project. If you are interested in taking one of these fine publications home with you please feel free to contact me on my email address:

danielulocke@hotmail.com




Ahh... The Circus Life

Punchline 1



Illustration in Attitude Magazine
























I have this illustration in the current edition of Attitude Magazine, it accompanies an article by Johann Hari, and its on the stands now!

And Then I Was Carted Off By The Cops!



Short Story on Resonance FM














My short story 'It Was Always Burning' will be broadcast on Resonance FM at 5pm (GMT) 14 August. The recording features my reading with music, sound and edits by the terrifically gifted Ian Murphy (http://www.myspace.com/r0ttenslushy)

The story details someones life in the moments after he has committed an unforgivable crime. It is by turns sad, contemplative and darkly humourous.

Here's the link:

www.resonancefm.com

Look in the schedule for Strip! Ably hosted by Alex Fitch and curated by the talented Gemma Cantlow.