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SMOKEY'S TANGLE 2009-2014


1. Woo, Stu “Oakland's Temescal Goes From Rundown to Reborn, How Local Merchants Found Success After Years of Work to Attract New Businesses and Reshape Their Neighborhood” December 3, 2009.

2. Virella, Kelly. ”The Strange Drawings of Brian Brooks, The artist behind Emily the Strange attempts to exorcise his creation from his art.” Eastbay Express Feature, October 31, 2007.

3. Morrissey Gets A Job in Fader magazine, 23 , 2005.

4. Smith, Brian. “Zine Buddha, Local artist Brian Brooks watches his work go from sticky barroom floors to flying off international clothing racks”. Phoenix New Times Feature, May 10 2001.

5. Searleman, Eric. The It Girl: As Emily Flourishes, Millions Turn and Face The Strange. Arizona Republic, March 29 2001.

6. Athitakis, Mark. “Riff Raff, Morrissey Gets Colored Black on the Outside, Because Black Is How He Feels on the Inside”, SF Weekly, October 13 1999.

7. Baird, Robert. New Releases From the Desert: Breakfast With Idiots S/T release, Phoenix New Times, September 1, 1993.

8. Lawton, Claire “Brian Brook's Phoenix Arm" 100 creative representations of Phoenix” Phoenix New Times Mon., Aug. 1 2011.

9. Deep Oldies “Brian Brooks Appreciation Day" "Brian Brooks Appreciation Day!!! And More!!!” DeepOldies.com Blog., Feb. 18 2011.

10.L'Heureux,Suzanne “http://www.artslant.com/sf/events/show/319331-smokeys-tangle-takeover" Feb. 2014.

11. Mark, Julian "http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/radically-sharing-temescal/Content?oid=4172033" Jan. 2015.

"Hello,
Hello?
Oh, hi, my name is Brian,
Brian Brooks.
I called earlier, Hello.
Hello?"

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plein air paintings of Temescal, Oakland, California

In 2014 I began making plein air paintings of my neighborhood, inspired by my friend Paulette Nichols, and her cousin John Kilduff aka "Mr. Let's Paint T.V.".

In 2013 I began limiting my color pallet by eliminating red to help ease the process of painting due to my red/green colorblindness.

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RADD/BADD TATTOOS

A collection of horrible ideas for tattoos. Reads almost like illustrated poetry, but less serious and more humorous.

Short on ideas for a tattoo? Radd/Badd Tattoos may not be the first place to start... but it may be the place to finish the job.

Samples:
• A sun eating a sunny-side-up egg
• a pinto bean wearing a flip flop
• spare change walking their pet lints


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WHAT IF ? Volume 2
What if throw pillows were undercover agents working for the bedroom? What if it was acceptable to order a single topping pizza as your single topping? What if your greatest flaw was that you were flawless?

What If? Volume 2 compiles over one hundred new What If? jokes and drawings by What If? master Brian Brooks.


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WHAT IF ? Volume 1


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The Adventures Of Everything

6 x 9 in, 100 pages.
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