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Can Art Change You?

I'm a writer & illustrator who makes graphic novels to entertain and inspire people.

Right now, when so many books are being banned, my goal is to show the humanity of Black people - beyond trauma, beyond slavery or Civil Rights stories.

And I want to extend the same creative storytelling to other people and groups whose stories we don't always hear.

These stories are important, and beautiful.

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People are taking notice...

I've had dozens of articles written about me, done multiple media appearances – and I’ve given a successful TED Talk that has earned 1.4 million views.
See my full list of features and appearances.
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I've sold thousands of copies of my books…

But these stories still need to reach a broader audience.
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The Burning Metronome

The Twilight Zone meets Lovecraft Country.

Five courageous explorers find themselves trapped in another world, with the strangest creatures they’ve ever seen: human beings.

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"In The Burning Metronome, Brooks, Harris, and Strackbein gracefully open the way. Then, it's like you're right there in the house with the others. Don't be afraid. I think you'll enjoy your stay. Not so sure about the others."

-Jim Shooter, former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics

"The Burning Metronome is a treat that seemingly starts one way, and then goes another. With unexpected twists and turns, the story pulls you in and leaves you wanting more."

-David Walker, co-creator of CW Television's Naomi

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Anguish Garden

Post-Apocalyptic Western - Alien meets Django Unchained

After a failed alien invasion, a teenager named Zola tracks people who are infected by an incurable virus and sends them to a quarantine called Anguish Garden.

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"(An) interesting... take on the growth of white supremacy...a story about the escape from it instead of a direct battle with it."

-Westword

 

"In Anguish Garden, Brooks... investigate(s) issues of race and identity through an allegorical lens."

-Regis University Magazine

Anguish Garden Red Cover - Comic by R Alan Brooks
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Grieving Mall

Supernatural Drama

Haunted by depressing news, Lorraine uncovers an eerie secret that her estranged mother tried to share with her years ago.

 

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"(A) reflect(ion) on aspects of grief felt by many... especially regarding the things we leave unsaid until it is too late."

-The Mary Sue

 

"...a richly textured tale that explores Lorraine's story through her humanity, not her physique."

-5280 Magazine

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Let's Have A Conversation...

 

The more we see other people's stories, the more our empathy grows. We can use art to make the world around us better.

I want to be able to hire artists and pay for printing/distribution, in order to get these stories in front of more people.

 

That's what I need your help with.

 

Contact me for publishing or speaking opportunities

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