Dead in England: St. Dunstan's Churchyard

π™³πšŽπš‹πšžπšπš’πš—πš πš–πš’ πš•πšŠπšπšŽπšœπš πš£πš’πš—πšŽ, "π™³πšŽπšŠπš πš’πš— π™΄πš—πšπš•πšŠπš—πš: πš‚πš. π™³πšžπš—πšœπšπšŠπš—'𝚜 π™²πš‘πšžπš›πšŒπš‘πš’πšŠπš›πš" πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš‚πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’, π™ΌπšŠπš’ πŸΈπŸΌπšπš‘ 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ 𝙻.𝙰. πš‰πš’πš—πšŽ π™΅πšŽπšœπš 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ π™·πšŽπš•πš–πšœ π™±πšŠπš”πšŽπš›πš’ πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 πš†πšŠπšœπš‘πš’πš—πšπšπš˜πš— π™±πš•πšŸπš., π™²πšžπš•πšŸπšŽπš› π™²πš’πšπš’, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟢𝟸𝟹𝟸). πš‚πšπš˜πš™ πš‹πš’ πšŠπš—πš 𝚜𝚊𝚒 πš‘πš’ πšŠπš—πš πš™πš’πšŒπš” πšžπš™ πšœπš˜πš–πšŽ πš£πš’πš—πšŽπšœ! 𝙸 πš™πš›πš˜πš–πš’πšœπšŽ 𝚒𝚘𝚞, πš’πš'πš•πš• πš‹πšŽ πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš˜πšœπš πšπšžπš— 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš‘πšŠπšŸπšŽ πšπš‘πš’πšœ πš‚πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’! 

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LA ZINE FEST: DEAD IN ENGLAND (NEXT WEEKEND!)

𝙳𝙴𝙰𝙳 𝙸𝙽 𝙴𝙽𝙢𝙻𝙰𝙽𝙳: πš‚πšƒ. π™³πš„πš‚πšƒπ™°π™½ π™²π™·πš„πšπ™²π™·πšˆπ™°πšπ™³ (π™ΈπšœπšœπšžπšŽ 𝟷𝟻) π™Ώπš›πšŽπš–πš’πšŽπš›πš’πš—πš 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ πŸΎπšπš‘ πšŠπš—πš—πšžπšŠπš• 𝙻.𝙰. πš‰πš’πš—πšŽ π™΅πšŽπšœπš πš—πšŽπš‘πš πš‚πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’, π™ΌπšŠπš’ 𝟸𝟼 (𝟷𝟸 πš™.πš–. 𝚝𝚘 𝟼 πš™πš–) 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ π™·πšŽπš•πš–πšœ π™±πšŠπš”πšŽπš›πš’ πš‹πšžπš’πš•πšπš’πš—πš (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 πš†πšŠπšœπš‘πš’πš—πšπšπš˜πš— π™±πš•πšŸπš, π™²πšžπš•πšŸπšŽπš› π™²πš’πšπš’, 𝟿𝟢𝟸𝟹𝟸).

Dead in MPLS: PRINCE (coming soon)

I will be tackling the stories of two of the biggest pop icons of this generation. Prince and George Michael. Two artists we lost too soon. I can’t stop listening to Prince at the moment which makes it difficult to not want to jump ahead and focus on the Prince issue. I can’t wait to share with you all so many personal photos of my trip two weeks ago,

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Let's go...

Last night I was working on the upcoming zine "Dead in Hollywood: The Crucifixion of George Michael (Issue #11) when I spilled a glass of water on my laptop, frying it. I lost everything! Or so I thought. Spending three dollars a month on iCloud storage space turned out to be quite the bargain. The laptop was not so lucky. I'm still hoping to finish the issue before the L.A. Zine Fest on May 26th. I pray to George Michael that I will. "The Crucifixion of George Michael" will focus on Michael's arrest on April 8, 1998, for a "lewd act" in a public restroom in a Beverly Hills park, forcing the pop icon out of the closet. Michael's helped me come to terms with my own sexuality. At 13, my conservative, Trump-loving uncle bought me Michael's "Faith" album for Christmas. He's never really spoken to me after I came out years later in 1998. It's not just pop icons and mythical religious figures who are shunned and crucified. BTW, that uncle also introduced me to En Vogue's "Funky Divas" album on a road trip to Mexico when I was 14. Maybe I'll send him a copy of the zine when I'm finished. Maybe it'll free his mind and help heal the pain. DEAD IN HOLLYWOOD: THE CRUCIFIXION OF GEORGE MICHAEL (ISSUE #11) COMING SOON TO THE WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL PARK IN BEVERLY HILLS.

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DEAD IN MPLS: PRINCE (Coming Soon!)

𝙸 πš†π™Έπš‚π™· πšˆπ™Ύπš„ π™·π™΄π™°πš…π™΄π™½: πšƒπš πš˜ πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšœ 𝚊𝚐𝚘 πš˜πš— πš–πš’ πš‹πš’πš›πšπš‘πšπšŠπš’, πš–πš’ πš‘πšžπšœπš‹πšŠπš—πš πšœπšžπš›πš™πš›πš’πšœπšŽπš πš–πšŽ πš πš’πšπš‘ 𝚊 πšπš›πš’πš™ 𝚝𝚘 π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽ'𝚜 π™ΏπšŠπš’πšœπš•πšŽπš’ π™ΏπšŠπš›πš” πš‘πš˜πš–πšŽ/πšœπšπšžπšπš’πš˜ πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πŸΉπš›πš πšŠπš—πš—πš’πšŸπšŽπš›πšœπšŠπš›πš’ 𝚘𝚏 πš‘πš’πšœ πšπšŽπšŠπšπš‘. π™ΏπšŠπš’πšœπš•πšŽπš’ π™ΏπšŠπš›πš” πš‘πšŠπšœ πš‘πšŽπš•πš 𝚊 πšœπš™πšŽπšŒπš’πšŠπš• πš™πš•πšŠπšŒπšŽ πš’πš— πš–πš’ πš‘πšŽπšŠπš›πš πšŽπšŸπšŽπš› πšœπš’πš—πšŒπšŽ πš–πš’ πš™πšŠπš›πšŽπš—πšπšœ πš‹πš˜πšžπšπš‘πš πš–πšŽ πšπš‘πšŽ π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽ 𝙲𝙳-πšπ™Ύπ™Ό πšπšŠπš–πšŽ "π™Έπš—πšπšŽπš›πšŠπšŒπšπš’πšŸπšŽ" πš’πš— 𝟷𝟿𝟿𝟺. π™Έπš—πšœπšπšŽπšŠπš 𝚘𝚏 πš™πš•πšŠπš’πš’πš—πš πš’πš— πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπšžπš—πšœπš‘πš’πš—πšŽ πšπš‘πšŠπš πšœπšžπš–πš–πšŽπš›, 𝙸 πš πšŠπš—πšπšŽπš›πšŽπš πšπš‘πšŽ πš–πš’πšπš‘πš’πšŒπšŠπš• πš‘πšŠπš•πš•πšœ 𝚘𝚏 π™ΏπšŠπš’πšœπš•πšŽπš’ π™ΏπšŠπš›πš” πšπš˜πš› πš πšŽπšŽπš”πšœ πš˜πš— πšŽπš—πš, πšžπš—πš•πš˜πšŒπš”πš’πš—πš πšŽπšŠπšœπšπšŽπš› 𝚎𝚐𝚐𝚜 πšŠπš—πš πšŽπš‘πš™πš•πš˜πš›πš’πš—πš π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽ'𝚜 πšŸπš’πš›πšπšžπšŠπš• πš›πšŽπšŒπš˜πš›πšπš’πš—πš πšœπšπšžπšπš’πš˜ πš’πš— πš‘πš˜πš™πšŽπšœ 𝚘𝚏 πšπš’πš—πšπš’πš—πš πšŠπš—πšœπš πšŽπš›πšœ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ πšŽπš—πš’πšπš–πšŠ πšπš‘πšŠπš 𝚠𝚊𝚜 π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πšŒπšŽ. 𝙳𝙴𝙰𝙳 𝙸𝙽 π™Όπ™Ώπ™»πš‚: π™Ώπšπ™Έπ™½π™²π™΄ (π™ΈπšœπšœπšžπšŽ #𝟷𝟺) πšπš˜πš•πš•πš˜πš πšœ πš–πš’ πš›πšŽπšŠπš• πš•πš’πšπšŽ πš“πš˜πšžπš›πš—πšŽπš’ πš’πš—πšπš˜ πšπš‘πšŽ πšœπš™πš˜πš˜πš”πš’ πšŽπš•πšŽπšŒπšπš›πš’πšŒ πš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ πšŠπšπš–πš’πšœπšœπš’πš˜πš— πš’πšœ 𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚒 πš’πš 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš“πšžπšœπš 𝚜𝚊𝚒 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πš‹πšŽπš•πš’πšŽπšŸπšŽ πšŠπš—πš πš πš‘πšŽπš›πšŽ 𝙸 πšπš’πš—πšŠπš•πš•πš’ πšπš˜πš›πšπš’πšŸπšŽ πš‘πš’πš– πšŠπš—πš 𝚜𝚎𝚝 πš–πš’ 𝟷𝟺-πš’πšŽπšŠπš›-πš˜πš•πš πšœπšŽπš•πš πšπš›πšŽπšŽ. πš†πš˜πš—'𝚝 𝚒𝚘𝚞 πšπš˜πš•πš•πš˜πš  πš–πšŽ πšπš˜πš πš— 𝚝𝚘 π™°πš•πš™πš‘πšŠπš‹πšŽπš πš‚πšπš›πšŽπšŽπš? πš†πšŽπš•πšŒπš˜πš–πšŽ 𝟸 πšπš‘πšŽ πšπšŠπš πš—. 

MOLAA Print and Art Fair (4-28-19)

Yesterday’s Print and Art Fair at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA was a huge success. I met some really awesome people - my table mate and I even shared the same name… first and last if you can believe it! If you’re in need of inspiration look no further than an art fair or zine fest. They’re everywhere and usually free. I’m feeling very inspired heading into the next three issues of Dead in Hollywood.

The First Time...

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Girl Power! Cha, cha, cha...

Bringing some girl power with me to tomorrow's Print Fair and Festival at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. We'll be premiering two new issues "Dorothy Dandridge Lives Here" and an English AND Spanish version of "Dead In Hollywood: Lupe Velez" - her death is the stuff of urban legends thanks to Kenneth Anger's tell-all tome "Hollywood Babylon." This art fair will also be the first time where you'll be able to pick up a copy of "Dead in Hollywood: Natalie Wood" - I spent last summer visiting Catalina Island photographing her last days. There are a lot of new photos in that one! (MOLAA - 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802). Hope to see everyone tomorrow! Now it's time for bed... zzzzzz

Fold. Staple. Repeat.

Cha, cha, cha... join us tomorrow in Long Beach, CA from 11AM - 5PM for the π™Ώπš›πš’πš—πš π™΅πšŠπš’πš› & π™΅πšŽπšœπšπš’πšŸπšŠπš• 𝚊𝚝 πšπš‘πšŽ π™ΌπšžπšœπšŽπšžπš– 𝚘𝚏 π™»πšŠπšπš’πš— π™°πš–πšŽπš›πš’πšŒπšŠπš— π™°πš›πš. It’s free and it’s going to really fucking cool! Art work on the walls, zines on the tables. And my first Spanish edition of Dead in Hollywood…  MπšžπšŽπš›πšπš˜ πšŽπš— π™·πš˜πš•πš•πš’πš πš˜πš˜πš: π™»πšžπš™πšŽ πš…Γ©πš•πšŽπš£ 𝚠𝚊𝚜 πšπš›πšŠπš—πšœπš•πšŠπšπšŽπš πš‹πš’ πšπš‘πšŽ πšŠπš–πšŠπš£πš’πš—πš πšŠπš—πš πšπšŠπš•πšŽπš—πšπšŽπš πšπš’πšŠπš— πšƒπšŠπšŒπšŠπšπšŠ!  

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