Brother Merle

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Brother Merle is an illustrator and skateboarder from Montreal, Canada.

What was your latest book discovery? What are your favorite books of all time?

I just finished this book called Do you really need it? by Pierre-Yves McSween. It makes you realize that we spend a lot of money on things we don't need and that we care too much about what other people think.

Most visited blogs, websites? : 

I spend way too much time watching skate videos on Thrasher Magazine
Here's a good one:

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What apps do you use the most and why?

Instagram, just like everybody I presume. I like using the app to share my work on my account @brothermerle. I try to discover other people's work, but I mostly watch dumb and funny clips.

Whats currently on your playlist?

Sickbreaker by Bedhed
Wrong Tube by Swirlies
Fingertips by Brian Jonestown Massacre
Death Or Glory by Holocaust
Shit Luck by Modest Mouse
This Must Be The Place by Talking Heads
Last Known Surroundings by Explosions in the Sky
Return of The Rat by The Wipers
Subterranean by Tracy Bryant
Mote by Sonic Youth
Glue Man by Fugazi

What records would you recommend to hear?

Stop Making Sense live album by Talking Heads

Fresh movie finds? What films do you think everybody should watch?

It's not fresh but everybody should watch Wayne's World 1 and 2.

Which artists working today do you admire most?

I like Ed Templeton, Todd Francis, Sean Cliver, Porous Walker, the list goes on.

What are some of your tv top tips right now?

I'm a big fan of cartoons, Family Guy, South Park and Superjail.

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Who are you following?


What tools do you use in your work?

I draw everything on paper with a pencil, then I used Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom Cintiq tablet to make the final version of my work.

What magazines / newspapers do you read regularly?

Thrasher Magazine, I've been a member of the monthly subscription since 2006.
I also check the Jenkem Mag website regularly.

What are your favorite gadgets?

Soda Stream, I'm addicted to sparkling water.