Brian Chippendale, drummer of the Rhode Island's incomparably insane Lightning Bolt, is man of many talents–in fact, he's just released a graphic novel titled Maggots via indie publisher PictureBox Inc.

Maggots is the follow-up to Chippendale's 2006 comics debut Ninja, only it's even bigger and crazier: Drawn on the pages of a Japanese catalog–remnants of which poke through all the positive space of Chippendale's sketchy, manic scribbles–the 350-page book is short on words, totally eye-watering, and confusingly beautiful. Kinda like Lightning Bolt's music.

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Useless factoid learned while "researching" this Newswire post: It's been way too long since I've been to a Lightning Bolt show.

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