A collection of monsters from the month of October. Thirty-one days – one pen and ink drawing a day. Half of the drawing are of classic movie monsters(Dracula, The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein, etc.), the other half are monsters of my own invention.
Three New Prints
I’ve added three new prints for sale, both covers for Gallery of Suicide and the label art for Amber Smashed Face. And don’t forget to check out my Patreon for a chance to win art every month, discount on purchases and exclusive prints.
New Patreon Account, win original art!
I just set up a new Patreon account. Patreon is a way to support your favorite artists, writers and musicians. Your pledges will help me to keep creating without the pressure of constantly hustling for the next job. In return you’ll have access to Patreon only content, discounts on all art and merchandise on my website, new prints every month or a chance to win original art. Please check it out here: Vince Locke on Patreon
Let me know what you think.
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.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever
About a year and a half ago I finished some work on the Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. It’s a few very special background paintings. Watch this Sunday at midnight.
Save 10% until April 23
You can save 10 percent on any order until April 23, 2015. Just enter the code save10 at checkout. The discount is good on all items; books, prints and original art.
DeadWorld and Cannibal Corpse
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
A new Sketchbook and Prints
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.
Sometimes You Can’t Save The Drawing
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.