Brian Chippendale (born July 22, 1973) is a musician and artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. Chippendale is best known as the drummer/vocalist for the bands Lightning Bolt (alongside bassist Brian Gibson) and Mindflayer (alongside Matt Brinkman). He also plays saxophone and drums in a solo project called Black Pus. Chippendale also illustrates his own comic book series, Maggots, and a number of other one-shot, limited-publication comics. Before its destruction, Chippendale was a member of Fort Thunder, part of an abandoned, pre-Civil War textile factory in Providence, Rhode Island known as a work-space for local, avant-garde artists. Chippendale grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Conestoga High School in Berwyn. He started drumming with his first band, the Pissants, in 1989.