Originalno, Nepredvidivo... i sve bolje























Hello there,


I've made it into the Croatian Arts press. The magazine Zarez saw it fit to review Komikaze 8 and I got a mention. I'm not entirely sure what they thought of my work, as I don't read Croatian, but here's a Google translation of the end paragraph of the piece, my name in Croatian is Daniela Lockea, I like it:

"I pointed out comics Chiu Kwong Man, Daniel Locke, Davao Guedina and Craomana that disarms readers almost childlike charm and a bit morbid humor, obviously in the drawings even more than in writing. The starting point of all these comics have been moved, unexpected interpretations of banal everyday topics and situations that the original likovnoscu and consistent implementation of the author's worldview receive symbolic dimension. How is that from the very beginning one of the essential characteristics of those original comics Komikaze group members, it is not surprising that all these authors, it was domestic side, together with no problem and interact harmoniously complement
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The piece is titled 'Originalno, Nepredvidivo... i sve bolje', that apparently means something like, 'Originally, unpredictable ... and better', and I think thats a fairly good assessment of the the book myself.

Here's a link to the magazines site:
www.zarez.hr

And here's one to the anthology:
www.komikaze.hr

Hope you are all keeping warm, take care now.

Out With The Old (I say)!

Hello there and a very happy new year to you,

I hope that you had a fine festive season with merry making and the acquisition of a few more inches around the waist.
Here's to 2009! I found it to be a good year. It was the year in which I welcomed my beautiful daughter into the world, made a brief appearance on a reality TV show, and continued to teach and draw and make things. If '09 was shitty for you, you have my condolences, don't worry I'm sure 2010 will be sterling and 2009 is dead and buried anyway!

Keeping with tradition I thought I'd begin this year by casting out the old in order that the new will find a roomy and spacious home here. To this end I've posted a selection of work I made when I considered myself to be a sculptor and installation artist (in fact I'm not sure I did ever think of myself in those terms, but I was wracked with self doubt back then so the terms will do in retrospect). First there are two videos, the first entitled 'A Puppet Being Spied On', the second, 'Ghost Story.' After those you will find an image documenting an inflatable sculpture called 'Sit Up, Don't Slouch', I made it for Paul Smith's Paris boutique in 2005 I think...

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