Vince Locke

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Vince Locke
BornVincent Locke
Area(s)Penciler, Inker
Notable works
A History of Violence

Vincent Locke (/lɒk/) is an American comic book artist known for his work on Deadworld and A History of Violence and for his ultraviolent album covers for death metal band Cannibal Corpse.[1][2][3]


Locke began work in 1986 illustrating Deadworld, a zombie horror comic that soon became an underground hit.[4]

Since then, his illustrative talents in comics have included The Sandman, American Freak, Batman, Witchcraft: Le Terreur, The Spectre, and A History of Violence, which was later made into a movie directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen. He has done work for 2000 AD, including one Judge Dredd story.

Locke has also created ultra-violent watercolor paintings to be used as album covers for the death metal band Cannibal Corpse. Also, he has provided illustrations for the "weird erotica" of dark-fantasy author Caitlín R. Kiernan, providing black and white artwork strongly reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley's style for her collections Frog Toes and Tentacles and Tales from the Woeful Platypus, as well as for Kiernan's monthly Sirenia Digest. Recent projects have included illustrating the first issue of Polluto: The Anti-Pop Culture Journal. He is also known for providing art work for RPGs by White Wolf Publishing and Wizards of the Coast. A press release dated May 6, 2012 announced Locke's graphic novel collaboration with writer Jasmine Lyraka for the Wagnerian opera metal project Lyraka.[5]

He lives with his wife and three sons in Michigan, where he continues to draw and paint.


Comics work includes:

Role-playing games[edit]

White Wolf Publishing: numerous credits[7]

Wizards of the Coast (as interior artist):


With Cannibal Corpse


  1. ^ Krug, Kurt Anthony (April 5, 2006). "Successful film puts artist in spotlight", The Detroit News, p. Z2.
  2. ^ Douglas, John (September 30, 2005). "Local illustrator gets 'Violence'", The Grand Rapids Press, p. D2.
  3. ^ Matamoros, Mauricio (October 2, 2005). "Rescatan una historia violenta", Reforma, p. 8.
  4. ^ Davis, J. Madison (July–August 2007). "How graphic can a mystery be?", World Literature Today 81 (4): 7–9.
  5. ^ CANNIBAL CORPSE Artist Vincent Locke to Collaborate With LYRAKA[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "The Books of Faerie", in Dougall, Alastair (ed.), The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 36–37, ISBN 978-0-7566-4122-1, OCLC 213309015
  7. ^ "Vince Locke :: Pen & Paper". Archived from the original on 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2007-10-05.


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