On Monday, April 27, the eighth and final session of the ArtistInc Live program was held before a full house in the AIA building in downtown Kansas City. There, 25 talented Kansas City artists from a wide variety of artforms and mediums gathered as a group one last time to deliver 5 minute Pecha Kucha speeches.
Reprinted from the Austinist, a noble experiment in documenting a city and its social stratas that ended a couple years ago. I met lots of people who sweated and worked hard to make the website interesting, fun and provocative, and Benjamin Reed‘s 2007 review of my satirical comic book started a long friendship:
DECEMBER 17, 2007
The Accidental Gentrifist Reviews Tales of the Really White Vigilante
In 2007, I took some time off from painting to work on a book. Unbeknownst to me, the story I was about to write was a bit more autobiographical than I ever wanted to admit at the time, and the project took on the format of a comic book. In November, shortly after the book’s publication, I was interviewed by Sean O’Neal of the AV Club, and my interview appearing in the Onion. Continue reading →
Michael Schliefke, author of the Really White Vigilante comic book series, takes a moment to answer a question about gentrification as EAST co-founder Shea Little and Austin writer Ben Reed look on at the recent event at Monkeywrench Books.
Racket Magazine has written a series of articles about hipsters and humor, and to kick things off, they interviewed yours truly about my work on my comic books and how it deals with hipsters, gentrification and the like. The article is well written and interesting, I’d recommend you check it out!