Mac Blackout is a founding member of The Functional Blackouts, Daily Void, Mickey, and New Rose Alliance. Mac was born in Bedford, Indiana, later attending college at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana where he graduated with a BFA in 1999. During his high school and college years he became a well known street artist in the Midwest underground. In 1999 he moved to Chicago, Illinois channeling his creative energies into music and the music related art of posters and album covers. He hooked up with Sacred Bones for the 2010 7-inch "Don't Let Your Love Die." Mac is currently a freelance illustrator and fine artist creating album covers, posters, drawings, prints, paintings, murals, and mixed media sculptures.