Brian Brooks


Emily The Strange (Cosmic Debris)
Oopsy Daisy (Cosmic Debris)
Boyz On Da Run™ (Disney Chanel)
Sassy Pony (Gigantic Brewery)
What Ifs (Smokey’s Tangle)
Cool Coloring Books (Smokey’s Tangle)
Painting Temescal (Smokey’s Tangle)
Breakfast With Idiots (HF Records)

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

1999  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.

2001 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.

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

2004 Fader magazine, 23

2007 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.

2009 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.

2016 Mark, Julian Radically Sharing Temescal
A group of artists, hackers, and other creative people have launched Omni Commons, a new community resource center in North Oakland that they hope will be an antidote to gentrification. January 21, 2015