Apparently Hooks was active in the graffiti Toronto scene from 2005-2008:
"I was really active from about 2005 to 2008, then I started to slow down a lot when we started touring. I was really influenced early on by a lot of writers from Toronto like Causr, Kane, Sight, Skam, Bacon, Kwest, Sent2, Koner, Fathom... to name a few. Also the book Subway Art had a big impact on my style. It's hard to pick a favorite of all time, but right now some of my favorites are Askew, Roids, Rime, Horfee, Revok, Atlas, and Sofles, in no particular order.
Did you ever have any graffiti-related drama?
Hooks: I've been in a lot of sketchy situations through graff. Been caught a few times. Painting at strange hours of the night in weird areas, you see a lot of the seedy underbelly of a city.
Bonus pic: Hooks posed on Zeds Dead's Facebook a collaborative graffiti piece he did with Fake Blood at Mysteryland: