Michael Patrick Welch is the author of the novels The Donkey Show and Y’all’s Problem, as well as New Orleans: The Underground Guide. His journalism and stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Newsweek, Salon, and elsewhere. He lives in New Orleans.
Seems like nothing will bring DanielFuselierdown from the ladder. He’s taken breaks from time to time since 2002, when Miss Antoinette K-Doe invited him to paint the exterior of New Orleans’s Mother-in-Law Lounge, but most weeks he can be found two stories up, a tall, thin, white man in a sun hat and paint-splattered overalls, at work on his Southern Sistine Chapel.