Sometimes strange side projects (especially writing projects) take on a life of their own and become the main focus. These projects shuffle their way to center stage and keep the other ideas simmering in the background for a little bit. These side projects help reinvigorate me, and allows me reevaluate the main focus of my work. The result is usually a more focused, better and refreshed way of doing things.
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
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!