Monday, August 22, 2016


look at this late pass. issue two of my metal fanzine with coach springer came out almost a full month ago. do people even look at blogs anymore after instagram and snapchat? they must still look at print in some capacity because we released these in a run of 100 and probably only have 15 copies left. same format as issue one - 8.5" x 5.5" B&W photocopy zine - but on this second outing we've already initiated the ramp-up and added 4 more pages. BLACK GLOVE issue two features interviews with canadian cbgbm act LYCAON, texas sludge crushers KRVSHR, and coach's second installment in the bootleg patchmaker series - this time with ireland's BELKOT. as well as live photos, reviews covering all metal fronts from nwobhm to death metal to black noise, and a few other surprises. available now in the GIVE UP store. logo tshirts and zine packages are also available exclusively through HOLY MOUNTAIN PRINTING.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


real world, real life, studio time, etc, etc, etc. catching up, trying to keep up.


shot some photos during installation and opening night of MARK FLOOD's "gratest hits" show at the CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON that ended up making the cut for the catalog. got a little bonus mention along the way in the form of a couple of street-shot shout outs in the essays. layout by RUSSELL ETCHEN, curated by BILL ARNING.

Monday, April 11, 2016


beyond being a great writer and friend, coach springer is one of the truest, dyed in the wool, dictionary definitions of what it means to be a metal head. after watching some time of grand schemes and shit talking pass by, we've finally put our collective heads together to release the first issue of our metal fanzine BLACK GLOVE. a departure from the art-centric content and hand-cut collage discipline of previous HATEFUCK zines, BLACK GLOVE focuses more on the word and the music, while maintaining a certain sense of GIVE UP visual aesthetic. issue one is a 24 page, 8.5"x5.5" B&W photocopy zine housed in a black-on-black heavy card cover. featured are interviews with sludge masters CRAWL and new HATRED SURGE off-shoot HOLY MONEY, an interview with bootleg embroidered patch-maker VISIONS OF THE SINISTER PRODUCTIONS, coach's lengthy dissertation on why JUDAS PRIEST's "point of entry" is their best and most overlooked album, as well as live photos and record reviews spanning traditional american metal, hard rock, death metal, black metal, grind, and noise. first printing of 100 is in the webstore now:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

'direct action'

acrylic on unprimed grey canvas duck, machine sewn to pre-printed flag with brass rivets. 5' tall by 3' wide. signed/numbered edition of 5.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

'the valley'

just finished a new print. 'the valley'. 36"x24", five color screen print. acrylic on 100lb black french paper. extremely limited edition of only 10. more details in the STORE listing.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


the intersecting line of street impermanence and the gallery wall. referencing sriracha bottle drip tags on city sidewalks. textured and stained thin-set cement on panel, reinforced within wooden frame. creating a visual heftiness, but weighing only around 5 lbs, the final piece with frame measuring 12.25" x 15.5" x 2.5".

Monday, January 25, 2016


the landscape changes. no forward movement for the stagnant. lie down, lie down.

rot in hell - live cassette

did the jcard art and layout for these live cassettes from ROT IN HELL not too long ago. more pics and details on the sisster ssound blog.

Thursday, January 14, 2016