Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October first

Went and saw Kylesa again the other day. They were the last band I had seen live, so now that i think about it, It could be the only band I've seen live all year. I don't go to shows often anymore.

I got a new website, BRICEBAUM.COM.

This blog is now linked to that.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


We need you back, or we need to be where you are. Whichever works best.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Let's Fear Fear

I am working on a zine of only my work, which is a first, to be published by CALICO GROUNDS in Houston. CALICO GROUNDS is a DIY press run by my friends Josh and Steven in Houston. I have my concept ready and I've started getting my illustrations underway. It will consist of three series of illustrations.

Here is some work in progress.....

And this is my wounded cat who is suffering from either bad allergies or she is chewing her arms raw out of "stress."

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I'm a busy guy. When i'm not working or working on something I am either in class or asleep. I miss friends.

Here is a piece of mine from VOMITORIUM 6. Feel free to hate it.
^ The purpose of this series of black metal inspired paintings is to show how comical it truly is to go to the lengths of caking on black and white makeup (corpse paint.) There really isn't anything metal about it.

I went as far as to put on corpse paint just to really see how long it takes to pull it off and how awful that facepaint feels. It didn't stay on me long, but I did bake a vegan pizza with some friends while wearing the makeup.

^note: look at Rebecca talking to an invisible cat.

This is the cover for VOMITORIUM 6:

This cover is really nice, its a fold out on the reverse side with a continuation of this image's story.

Me watching my cat watch a cat:

I believe I will be printing vomitorium 6 later today.

p.s. my friend Katie got a new website:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Worth a thousand curses:

Here is a poster I made for a upcoming zine fest. For one of my finals we had to make an event poster and create a logo, so I threw his together rather quick. Could've been better, but I don't want to over work anything.

Here is a hint at a small theme to vomitorium 6's layout. It's going to be the best zine yet. No joke.

Friday, March 20, 2009


I saw Kylesa the other night with Judd, Cole, Jessie and his friend whose name escapes me. It was a pretty excellent show and they played every song I wanted to hear/see live.

I know these photos are bad quality, but they are some of my only mementos. I took pictures of Kylesa in Houston once that were good, so I didn't feel the need to redo it.

That band rules. Probably one of my top 5 of all time.

Vomitorium 6 is underway... should be a great issue.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Linear Thinking

Working hard.

Got this record a couple days ago, but sadly I've been working all day everyday to be able to listen to it yet. I bet it's outstanding though.

Just look at this hot wax? Just look at it.

I also finally got my Kayo Dot record. This is one of my favorite records of all time. I listen to it at work all the time.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

At Least I know;

Who loves me.

Anyways, there were really different times in my life when i was 17 and such. I used to actually do something productive or along those lines every single night. Now i'm just barely getting stuff done. But the stuff i've been working on makes me very happy. And it's not often that I do something and stay content with how it looks. But these next series of illustrations are so cool. Doom and gloom cool.

I'm considering getting silkscreen prints of each of them and selling them all together. I want as many people as possible to be able to have them when they are done to put on their wall (if they want).

I looked through some old photos and I finally found the thousands of pictures I took for a stop motion video for my friend's old band. We spent days scoping out places to get interesting pictures. We went to "the Bridge" as we called it. It's a bridge over the highway on 183 in Euless. Lots of cool kids went there a lot or something. Also my friend's father proposed to his wife by hanging a banner over the bridge before they completely fenced it off (to avoid pricks tossin' bricks and pumpkins into cars going 70 MPH.)

We were always paranoid of cops. We got harassed a lot just for coming out at night, so we took a ton of pictures before any of the people around the neighborhood saw us. Chances are, people think anyone hanging out on a bridge over the highway late at night is up to no good, and I guess the area isn't to "nice," but whatever.

Here is Mikey Shits when we were walkin back to my car. I like lights in trees. As unnatural and surely distracting to birds, they make it nice to stand outside at night in an area like where we were.

Mikey Shits and I used to go wander the woods all the time. We also went to ditches a lot too. We always looked for the most interesting ditch to wander. Sure it sounds stupid and a waste of time, but it made us feel young and care free. Once we went to check out some stencils that someone we knew did in this really really badass ditch. It was huge and real deep. We didn't realize it was a real sketchy area of Hurst or somewhere near there. When checking out the tiny stencils, we realized they were covering up other tags and gang graff. as well as pure stoner crap. It was pretty funny to see a huge shitty throw up that said "listen to stoner rock. sleep. slayer. cephalic carnage." Then there were tons of crap drawings of bongs and inverted crosses. When we walked further down the ditch, getting more into what looked like crip graffiti, we weren't paying attention to a group of people at the overpass above us. My friend and his girlfriend were riding a bmx bike around while my friends and I were just wandering and looking at funny throw ups and tags, nothing good. We then realized some guy had come down the ditch and was watching us. He was in a wife beater, probably 25, and he had a pit bull or some dog like that on a leash with all the "hard ass" studs that all the "tuff" guys put on their crap to look more intimidating.

We just flashed a peace sign and asked what's up and told him his dog was cool. He said "yeah." and then tried scaling a 45˚ wall with his dog, who clearly couldn't make it. Instead of picking the dog up, the guy just tried forcing the dog to somehow learn how to get up a steep concrete ramp. We watched him jerk the dog around on the leash and yell at it saying "don't be so fuckin' stubborn" and a bunch of other demotivators. Twas quite the sight to see and really made me sad to know people like that have dogs and treat them like shit.

Once the guy left, we decided maybe we should get the fuck out of there since it was clearly a gang hangout. I'm sure they appreciated a bunch of deformed face and skull stencils in flourescent pink and orange on top of their dark blue shit. Oh well, shit happens.

I might be participating in an art show in Ft. Worth this Saturday. It's all street art related stuff, so if I can stencil something nice by friday, I'll be in it. Otherwise, i'll just go to hangout.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

More News From Nowhere...

I'm working on a short story/ picture book/ comic or whatever anyone wants to call it. It's about a guy who gets a disease and doesn't do anything about it. It's going to be a comedy. My friend Jodie Cockburn wrote it, and now I'm in charge of drawing it and coloring it. It's taking much longer than I thought because I'm actually making this one good. I may or may not put it in VOM6 or just make a stand alone zine.
Here's a very rough sneak peak of the character's infected hand that's on it's way to stop an alarm clock...

When I finish a day of work, my boss and I test out products and paint the wall at his home. We couldn't think of something to write, so we went with my cat's name, Stella. Here are pics of what we did, he's finishing it out...

Some recent things I've acquired for my place:

Obama Commemorative Plate: My Grandfather doesn't like Barack. No one in my immediate family does. I have about 4 cousins out of 30 something who liked him. So my grandpa got me this as a joke gift for December's Annual gift day, or Xmas. Instead of finding it as a joke, I thought it was pretty awesome. It is really hilarious sitting on my shelf and everyone makes a comment about it. It's OK though, I like looking like an old lady who has plates commemorating everything, especially if it's a guy I voted for and trust.

Young Widows tour print: Good show. Solid album. I'm waiting on their 7" series to come in the mail...

Coliseum show print: Intronaught made these. Google them and check out their other stuff. I'm trying not to spend money I don't have, but this I couldn't pass up.

Jen's Alone Again- by Katie Kader- I've had this for a long time. I must show it off though...

8" Dunny designed by HAN- this was given to me. Very nice on my shelf. Thanks James.

Two EXTREMELY important art shows to check out in North Texas, if you are in the area, check them out. Some of the best local art around and some of my best friends:

That's my update for February. I'm too tired to make more posts. Too much work to do and people to see in the real world....

-B.D. Baum

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Partying Down

Lots of fun stuff happened at Lindsay's 23rd birthday.

No need for captions.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


New years at Mr. Matt Ross' home.

Andrew Forbus can dominate any Rubix cube, no matter what size.

I make a fine vegan banana pancake. And I can flip it well too. And yell at the same time.

I've been listening to a lot of Kayo Dot lately. It's all i've been playing over the past week or so. I got a Harvey Milk record and the newest Nick Cave album. I haven't listened to the yet, but I know they will be excellent.

Friday, January 16, 2009


I saw this the other day, it's kind of a perk of traffic.

I'm a little too busy to post new blog entries all the time... but when I have something good to say I will say it. As for now I'm back in school, getting closer to graduating with my degree, working on the weekends, hanging out with some excellent people, spending time with some excellent persons, drawing when I can, writing when I can, and of course day dreaming of the absolute best things to create when I have the time. I am determined to make a short story with illustrations by the end of the month. It may be my part of VOM6 when the time comes.


what I am listening to:
Kayo Dot
Holy Molar
Das Oath

what I am watching:
The Wrestler
Inside Outside
Reno 911
old old old Simpsons episodes

what I am reading:
Nothing right now. Too busy to sit and read.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Yes it is a little bit late, but here is my best of 08 list:

Synechdoche, NY
Burn After Reading

Failures- S/T
True Widow - S/T
These Arms Are Snakes - "Tail Swallower and Dove"
Trap Them - "Seizures In Barren Praise"
Blacklisted - "Heavier than Heaven, Lonelier than God"
Young Widows - "Old Wounds"
Pygmy Lush - "Mount Hope"
Cold Cave - "Coma Potion" as well as "The Trees Grew Emotions and Died"

I'm sure there are a lot of things I forgot, but I'm not in the right mood to do this.

What I am really looking forward to this year is-
New Kylesa
New Converge
hopefully new Coliseum
and a bunch of other stuff...