Motel Sale

Hey! Tomorrow I'll have my work for sale at this:

 The Motel de Nowhere Christmas Fete Worse than Death
Saturday 8th December
Get your hands on exclusive artists’ originals!
…….prints, t-shirts, dvd’s, zines, badges photos, drawings, adornments and much, much more…....
Mulled wine, festive snacks and multi-million pence treats from the lucky dip!
Think of others this Christmas while you buy yourself everything you’ve ever dreamed of!
Motel de Nowhere
Unit 007
1st Floor, BJ House
12-14 Hollybush Gardens
Bethnal Green
E2 9QP   

2 mins walk from tube. Hollybush Gardens is the road off BG rd with HSBC bank on the corner. BJ House is then on the right and may still have scaffolding up. Look for a black gate. There will be a sign directing you into the building.

The Winter Printer

Ahoy there,

For  the past few months I've been running courses in Screen Printing at the most excellent Ink Spot Press in Brighton. This Saturday (24th) we're having an open day, and I'll be there singing the joys of all things print. Come by and say hi, there'll be cheese and biscuits in it for you!

Poot-tee-weet again

Hello there,

A while back the fine people at The Teashed asked if I'd be interested in making a repeating pattern for one of their gift boxes. I said hell yes! And here it is:

I can't wait to see it applied to one of the great gifts they put together!

Momento Mori

The End of the Adventure

So sad,

My Lamb's Conduit Street adventure is over, I took down the work earlier this week. A big thanks to the lovely peeps at the Perseverance who gave up their wall space to me, Hannah Eaton and Esther McManus. And props to Tanya Meditzky who worked so hard putting the whole show on.

Here's a pic of some fella pointing at one of my pictures:

In other news, Out of the Box has been given an extra weekend at the No Format Gallery, go check it out.

All This Stuff, All This Weekend and Beyond!

Ahoy there,

I'm going to be at the Alternative Press Fair tomorrow with my close compatriot James Parsons. It's being held at the Conway Hall in London, and starts today! I'm really looking forward to it and hope to see you there.

The fair is just one part of a larger festival that the most excellent Jimi Gherkin and Peter Lally (amongst other fine notables) have made happen. Included in the wider events of the fair is an exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints at various shops and pubs on Lambs Conduit Street. Some of my drawings are being shown at the Perseverance public house alongside the work of Hannah Eaton and EstherMcManus. The show has been curated by the noble Tanya Meditzky.

Here's a pick of my work in situ:

The whole festival looks like it'll be a winner so try and come along. I heard that the latest issue of the Comix Reader will be available. that alone should make the trip worthwhile! 

In other news, Out Of The Box, the exhibition of box art I mentioned in my last post opened last night! Sadly I was unable to make the private view but it looks to be even better than the first show in Brighton. If you're in London take the time to have a gander why don't yeh! (I'll have some photos of it soon...)


Get Outta That Box Again...

Following the success of the its first incarnation during the Brighton Fringe festival Out of the Box has relocated to the No Format space in London. I'll be represented by this piece (and another one if I can finish it in time!):

Here's the need to know:


New illustration, there you are my friends.

From Me Sketchbook, See

I'm on Tumblr, still working it all out, but I'll be using it to show you guys some of my sketchbook, ohh I feel so exposed.

Here's the image from today's post.  And here's the link to the actual blog:

I'd like to link up all these blog's and twitters and facebooks etc. But trying to do it is making me feel old! If anyone has any handy hints, I'd be happy to hear them.

Post ELCAF Post

Would you look at all those people! Apparently 3000 bodies came out to gander at all the wonderful paper goods (and paper associated talks) that were on show yesterday at ELCAF! 

I had a really nice time, sharing a table with the very friendly and right honourable folks at Decadence. Having a coffee and comics chat with the Karrie Fransman, saying hiya to Alex Fitch, Hannah Berry, Seif Alhasani, Tom Humberstone and Luke Pearson and Rose Robbins amongst many others. As well as seeing the guys at Nobrow, who put on an absolute blinder of a show! 

There was so much great work to see, to be honest my wallet took a complete battering! I would also add that Joe Decie makes a very companionable traveling partner.


Here's a couple of close up of some of the art I'll have on me stand tomorrow at ELCAF!


An ode to ELCAF.

Here's a wee pic 
Of some the gear 
I'll be flogging at ELCAF 
This year
Yeh hear

Radio Ga Ga

Good god, 

I'm going to be on the radio. Sadly I can't remember what I said (there was a lot of beer consumed), the show airs at 8pm this evening on Resonance FM. Hosted by the charming Alex Fitch it goes by the monicker "Panel Borders" and can be heard here:

and then later, here:



There are lots of screen-printed covers on my sofa, must be getting ready for ELCAF!

Out of the Box


Here's a couple of pics of my humble contribution to the excellent 'Out of the Box' exhibition (hosted by Ink Spot Press) of box art, that finished in Brighton last week. I understand that the show will be touring to an awesome venue in the Big Smoke sometime in August. I'll keep you posted. 

I really enjoyed making this box, it was nice to try something different. It was fun to explore sculptural stuff again.

The piece is called 'Liar' and the brass plate reads, "He's got a nice smile, but he's such a liar."

As Promised...

In my last post I promised that I'd pop some pictures of the various exhibitions I've been involved with lately, here's the first one.

I made these images whilst on a residency in Marrakesh in September 2010. There are a few more drawings in this group, they've all been hanging around the studio for a while now. To be honest I've been uncertain what to do with them. Seeing them in an exhibition context for the first time since they where shown in Morocco has, in a weird way, made them make sense again.

Sample Something New


Here's a sneeky peek of a page from the first chapter of the book I've been working on for a while now:

And just a quick reminder from those in the Brighton area that my work can be seen up close and personal at two exhibitions in the Brighton Festival:


Photo's of these honourable public exhibitions of Art will follow shortly. Have a good weekend.

Off the Hook and Out of the Box

Hallo there,

I'm sorry for the lack of posting of late, things have been busy and I've let it all slip on this front but you have my word I'll be more on game from now on.

Here's a selection of some of the stuff I've been up too:

I'm one of a whole group of exciting artists that are taking part in the Brighton based exhibition 'Out of the Box'.  The show is being curated and hosted by the people at Ink Spot Press and includes box art by artist such as Amy Douglas, John Dilnot, and Hannah Chater, as well as a humble offering from me. I'll post some pics up here in the next couple of Days.

I run screen-printing workshops at Ink Spot, a really wonderful small press and well worth checking out if you're in the Brighton area and fancy learning some inky skills, here's their webpage: Ink Spot. The next workshop is due to happen this weekend, there are still some places available so if you're interested come along, it's good wholesome fun.

I also have a few paintings at an open house on Quebec Street for Brighton's May festival.

 This show is always well worth checking out (the tea and cake an added bonus), with wide range of great artists contributing work. Here's some more info: Quebec St.

My last post was a note about the talk I did at Laydeez Do Comics in London town. I had a really great time, the crowd was warm and welcoming, I highly recommend popping along to one of the meetings if you have an interest in Comics, Art or Literature. Here's a pic of me in Action (follow the link to Laydeez blog for a full write up and info on the other contributors, Laydeez Do Comics).

As I've said I promise to stick some pictures of all these things up soon, in the meantime have a great rest of the week and stay dry (boo to the British weather!)

Bigger news is in the pipe line, so stay tuned...

Laydeez Do Comics!

Hello there,

Next Monday I'll be at the Laydeez Do Comics meeting alongside Jacqueline Nicholls and Karen Rubins, chatting about my work and showing pictures of it on a big screen. It'd be great to see you there if you can make it, I'm really excited about it. I haven't had anyone ask me to talk about my work since college crits!

Here's the info...

The What:

Monday 16 January 2012
Day: Monday
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: The Rag Factory
16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
Daniel Locke, artist and illustrator
Karen Rubins, comics artist

And the where:

The Sewing Room
The Rag Factory
16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
Nearest Tube: Aldgate East. Follow the exit which directs you to the Whitechapel Art Gallery
Turn LEFT out of the tube into Whitechapel High Street.
Take the first left into Osborne Street and carry straight on into Brick Lane.
Take the fourth turning on the right into Heneage Street and The Rag Factory is a little way up, on the right.