Through the Years…

Recently, this website shot past its 12th anniversary. What started out as a juvenile joke on a fateful day in late January walking the streets of downtown Austin, Texas with fellow painter Chris Chappell  soon became “the reason the internet was invented” (actual quote, 27 year old Michael Schliefke). With no prior knowledge of website design or creation I…

Review: The Accidental Gentrifist Looks at the Really White Vigilante

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…

Art in Context: the EAST tour

During the 2013 East Austin Studio Tour, I was interviewed by KLRU for their Art In Context program.  I was asked about a variety of subjects during the hour long process, all done while I was working on my large commission of the Last Supper and greeting visitors into my studio during the busy tour.  It was…