Even though you didn’t celebrate birthdays… I celebrate your life pretty much every day. Happy Birthday, Prince Rogers Nelson. Hard at work on Dead in MPLS: Prince (Issue #14)! Coming very soon!
Working hard on the latest issue of Dead in Hollywood: 50,000,000 Tab Fans Can’t Be Wrong. Coming Soon!
𝙸𝚗 𝟷𝟿𝟻𝟻, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚋𝚞-𝚜𝚝𝚢𝚕𝚎𝚍 𝚋𝚘𝚢-𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝-𝚍𝚘𝚘𝚛, 𝚃𝚊𝚋 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛, 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚜 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚘𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚙 𝚛𝚊𝚐 𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚘𝚞𝚝𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚞𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚘-𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚕𝚎 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚝 𝚊 "𝚕𝚒𝚖𝚙-𝚠𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚙𝚊𝚓𝚊𝚖𝚊 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚢" 𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚏𝚊𝚖𝚘𝚞𝚜. 𝙵𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚞𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛 𝚘𝚏 "𝙱𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝙲𝚛𝚢," 𝙿𝚑𝚘𝚝𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢 - 𝚊 𝚏𝚊𝚗𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚋𝚒𝚐𝚐𝚎𝚛 𝚌𝚒𝚛𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 - 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝚏𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 "𝚁𝚎𝚋𝚎𝚕 𝚆𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚊 𝙲𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎" 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝙽𝚊𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚎 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚎 "𝚢𝚎𝚊𝚛'𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚙𝚘𝚙𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚜." 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚜𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚢 𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚕 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚍'𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚑 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚠𝚗𝚜 𝚘𝚏𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝙲𝚊𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚊 𝙸𝚜𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚖𝚢𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚌𝚒𝚛𝚌𝚞𝚖𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜.
Tab Hunter buttons coming soon in celebration of Dead in Hollywood’s upcoming zine… 50,000,000 Tab Fans Can’t Be Wrong (Issue #9)!
𝙰𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚐𝚎𝚍 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝚘𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝙶𝚞𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚊𝚝 𝟷𝟻, 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛, 𝚊 𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚒𝚜 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚣𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜 “𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝" 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚘𝚢𝚜, 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚜𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚎𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚛 𝙳𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚝𝚘𝚗 - 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝚒𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚝𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝙹𝚊𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚗, 𝙹𝚊𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙱𝚞𝚛𝚝 𝚁𝚎𝚢𝚗𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚜. 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚜 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 — 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝙰𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚞𝚛 𝙰𝚗𝚍𝚛𝚎𝚠 𝙶𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚗 — 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚊 𝚌𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚞𝚙 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚜𝚞𝚙𝚎𝚛-𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝙷𝚎𝚗𝚛𝚢 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚜𝚘𝚗. 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜 𝙷𝚘𝚕𝚕𝚢𝚠𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚝𝚑𝚛𝚘𝚋𝚜 𝚕𝚒𝚔𝚎 𝚁𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛𝚝 𝚆𝚊𝚐𝚗𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚁𝚘𝚌𝚔 𝙷𝚞𝚍𝚜𝚘𝚗. ”𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚋𝚎 𝚗𝚘 𝚃𝚊𝚋 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚏 𝚒𝚝 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝙳𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚝𝚘𝚗,” 𝙷𝚞𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚜𝚊𝚢𝚜.
𝙶𝚒𝚕 𝚂𝚌𝚘𝚝𝚝-𝙷𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚗 (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) 𝚜𝚘𝚞𝚕 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚓𝚊𝚣𝚣 𝚙𝚘𝚎𝚝, 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚗, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚛, 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠𝚗 𝚙𝚛𝚒𝚖𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚕𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚗-𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚍 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟷𝟿𝟽𝟶𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟶𝚜, 𝚍𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚘𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟸𝟽, 𝟸𝟶𝟷𝟷, 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚞𝚙𝚘𝚗 𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚊 𝙴𝚞𝚛𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚗 𝚝𝚛𝚒𝚙. 𝚂𝚌𝚘𝚝𝚝-𝙷𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚗 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚖𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚌𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚋𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚝𝚑 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝟸𝟶𝟶𝟾 𝙽𝚎𝚠 𝚈𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝙼𝚊𝚐𝚊𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚟𝚒𝚎𝚠 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚑𝚎 𝚒𝚜 𝙷𝙸𝚅-𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚟𝚘𝚕𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚍.
Dead in Hollywood will be tabling THIS Sunday at the L.A. Zine Fest at the Helms Bakery building in Culver City from 12pm - 6pm (8711 Washington Blvd). Stop by table B58 and say hi! Come talk the dead with me!
𝙳𝚎𝚋𝚞𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚖𝚢 𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎, "𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚗 𝙴𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚍: 𝚂𝚝. 𝙳𝚞𝚗𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗'𝚜 𝙲𝚑𝚞𝚛𝚌𝚑𝚢𝚊𝚛𝚍" 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟸𝟼𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻.𝙰. 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚖𝚜 𝙱𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 𝚆𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝙱𝚕𝚟𝚍., 𝙲𝚞𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚒𝚝𝚢, 𝙲𝙰 𝟿𝟶𝟸𝟹𝟸). 𝚂𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚋𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚊𝚢 𝚑𝚒 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚔 𝚞𝚙 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚣𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜! 𝙸 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞, 𝚒𝚝'𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚏𝚞𝚗 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢!
Check out my interview with MOVIEJAWN.COM HERE! And be sure to come out to the L.A. Zine Fest this Sunday at Helms Bakery in Culver City, CA. It’s free, fun, and it’s so inspiring! If it’s anything like last year, it’s going to be amazing!
𝙳𝙴𝙰𝙳 𝙸𝙽 𝙴𝙽𝙶𝙻𝙰𝙽𝙳: 𝚂𝚃. 𝙳𝚄𝚂𝚃𝙰𝙽 𝙲𝙷𝚄𝚁𝙲𝙷𝚈𝙰𝚁𝙳 (𝙸𝚜𝚜𝚞𝚎 𝟷𝟻) 𝙿𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚒𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟾𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝙻.𝙰. 𝚉𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝙵𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝 𝚂𝚞𝚗𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝙼𝚊𝚢 𝟸𝟼 (𝟷𝟸 𝚙.𝚖. 𝚝𝚘 𝟼 𝚙𝚖) 𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚖𝚜 𝙱𝚊𝚔𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚋𝚞𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 (𝟾𝟽𝟷𝟷 𝚆𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚝𝚘𝚗 𝙱𝚕𝚟𝚍, 𝙲𝚞𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚒𝚝𝚢, 𝟿𝟶𝟸𝟹𝟸).
Just returned from my husband’s grandfather’s funeral in England. While there I stumbled upon St. Duncan’s Churchyard in Monks Risborough - a village 30 minutes outside of London. I’ll be putting together a special edition of Dead in Hollywood for next weekend’s L.A. Zinefest! Stay tuned.
Coming Soon. “Dead in Hollywood: The Crucifixion of George Michael” and “Dead in MPLS: Prince.” Two of my most personal and researched zines as of yet. Soon.
On a flight to England at the moment to do a little research on George Michael’s final moments.
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.
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.