Brandon was born in 1980 in Carmichael, California, a suburb of Sacramento. He attended University of California, Santa Cruz and was an artist-in-residence from 2004-2006 at Risley Residential College at Cornell University. His most common medium is oil paints on canvas, but he has shown the ability to work with a multiplicity of artistic genres.
He has a significant cult following for his tendency to paint figures from history and popular culture such as Christopher Walken, Chuck Norris, and Abraham Lincoln, in absurd situations. He has also organized three “weird art shows”: Law & Order: Artistic Intent consisted solely of paintings inspired by Law & Order, The Norton Anthology was a group of portraits of Edward Norton, and the western-themed Days of Boom and Bust: New Art from the Gold Rush. On January 20, 2004, Bird’s Law & Order-inspired coloring book, Law & Order: An Adventure to Color!, was presented to the show’s star, Jerry Orbach, on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
He is a regular contributor to the The Believer. He has also done work for Las Vegas Weekly and The Aquabats. His website won a 2005 People’s Voice Webby Award under the “Weird” category.