Spanning millennia, Daniel Locke’s ambitious graphic novel explores humanity’s inherent ‘dreaming mind and its impact on our world. Surreal sequences take us from Gutenberg’s printing press to Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web via Picasso, Einstein, Grandmaster Flash and more. Locke shows hour our basic instinct to observe, record and connect has formed the basis for all human invention and progress.
“Locke and Blandy’s imaginative and dreamlike illustrations, in dense, matte color and swirling organic shapes and cartoonish figures, bring to life a side of science that is usually overlooked, neatly weaving together philosophy and art and the often overwhelming concepts of space and time.”—Booklist
“The simple, bold art style, dazzling color, and varied composition choices in this graphic nonfiction work bring dynamism to a cerebral academic experiment.” —Publishers Weekly
“Daniel Locke’s Out of Nothing reminds readers of the important verities of life, providing a long view that shows that despite it all, mankind can still find grace in its own history.” —Comics Bulletin
“…thanks to great illustrations and an optimistic narrative things don’t get too crazy or complex, with the book never feeling like it is talking-down to readers so much as encouraging us to marvel at how even the seemingly simplest things are more intricate than we’d ever imagine.”—The Newest Rant