Junction True is out now. It’s a fully painted graphic novel. I spent about seven years working on it sporadically. There 500+ paintings sitting in my art files now, all scanned and then arranged into the final page layouts. I’m proud of the work. It’s received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, Check you local comic shop for a copy, or you can find it on Amazon.
From the publishers website:
“It’s the freaks who always change the world.”
Naoko is a journalist… but these days, isn’t everyone? Her friend Dirk has always been experimental, but this time, he may have gone too far. He’ll do anything to prove his devotion to the woman of his dreams, even if it means submitting to the ultimate life-hack — to begin a new existence with the radical and highly illegal surgery they call JUNCTION TRUE.
In a twisted near-future where biology is open-source and body modification has evolved to shocking extremes, acclaimed creators Ray Fawkes (One Soul, Constantine) and Vince Locke (A History of Violence, Deadworld) present a mind-bending and hypnotic story of love, sex, and servitude.
— a 128-page full-color deluxe paperback graphic novel with vellum jacket.
A new line of Deadworld Soda will be out soon Check out the Caprice Brands website for more info. I did a new Graken piece, and they used some of my old art. Deadworld artists form the past 25+ are represented on the labels.
I also have two new prints up in the store, Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life, the very first cover I did for the band, and A Skeletal Domain, my latest.
Check out my new story in 2000 AD Prog 1880 – 1882. From the 2000 AD website:
THARG’S 3RILLERS // COLONY
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story – a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill- power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! Siberia, 1957. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin may be dead but his legacy of Gulag work-camps scattered across the tundra continues under his successor Nikita Khruschev. Here, the convicts struggle to survive in desperate conditions… Kek-W(w) & Vince Locke(a) Colony created byKek-W & Vince Locke
I’ve added two prints and a sketchbook to the shop. The prints are a new smaller format, but the same amazing quality. Each print is signed, but not numbered. The larger prints are signed, limited in number and printed actual size of the original.
The sketchbook is 100 Zombies, a collection of zombie portrait sketches. The art ranges from quick expressive portraits to more detailed and gorey drawings. Every order from my website gets an original sketch on the first page.
Here’s a peek at my inking going wrong. It looked sloppy. I kept tinkering with it and it just got muddier. I abandoned it, no need to add the stars.
Since I liked the layout of the illustration, I scanned it into the computer and then printed it out on a new sheet of Bristol board, but in non-photo blue. I think worked out some of the details and new shading in pencil, and then went to the inks. Below is the final piece.
I’ll be at Rookies Sportcards Plus an May 4th, 2013. Come by between 10AM and 3PM for an autograph or just to say hello. I’ll be selling original art and prints. Click the link for more info Rookies Sportcards
Pre-order the new release from Cannibal Corpse “Dead Human Collection: 25 Years of Death Metal” . The box contains: all 12 full length studio albums in a 12 CD foldout case with new artwork, “Torturing and Eviscerating LIVE” on CD and LP Picture Disc recorded in Tampa, FL 2010 / Milwaukee, WI 2012, PLUS: NEW EXCLUSIVE images by VINCE LOCKE, 12″ X 12″ graphic prints of all 13 original album covers, and a 2013 Cannibal Corpse Calendar.
I created two new paintings for the box set. A large painting for a four panel fold-out CD folder, and a painting for a picture disc of live music.
You can check out my work in Aqua Something You Know Whatever, A.K.A. Aqua Teen Hunger Force, in this clip. I painted the complete discography for Totem Pole, and designed the logo styled after 1980’s metal bands.