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Received my copy of Gothic Beauty magazine, issue # 33 two weeks ago. Reason being why I was looking forward to this particular copy of this publication was due to a certain article. Gothic Beauty was reviewing an L.A. exhibit, “Necessary Discomforts” based on the life of Christian Death vocalist Rozz Williams. To tell you the truth, I was only hoping for a small name mention alongside the other artists showing their work.

Imagine my surprise when I opened up the issue to discover this:

Cellphone pic of my Rozz portrait in Gothic Beauty issue # 33. May 2011

As it turns out, a black and white photo had been taken of my Rozz portrait, but Gothic Beauty forgot to give me credit. I’m sure it was an accident, but just in case, I sent an email to the editor. Here’s a photo of the original piece, mediums watercolor and ink:

Original Rozz portrait in watercolor & ink, done by Michele Witchipoo. Fall 2010.

Still, it felt odd. Here was a subculture I’d been involved with on and off since I was a teenager. At age 15 I was (barely) attending high school as a Siouxsie Sioux clone. Back in the ’80s, I used to purchase Propaganda magazine with my allowance. This subculture has been an influence, along with others when it came to my artwork. So in a way, it felt as if I had come full circle having a piece I’d created in Gothic Beauty. Validation in a way I suppose.

Cover of Gothic Beauty magazine,issue # 33. There's an article about the Rozz Williams tribute show, which I had an illustration exhibited.

http://www.gothicbeauty.com/gothic_beauty_latest_news/pre_order_issue_33_3083.html

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Check it out; the Rozz Williams tribute event, “Necessary Discomforts” was featured in Gothic Beauty magazine! Issue # 33 is on sale now. This show I had an illustration exhibited, titled “Rozz.”

Cover of Gothic Beauty magazine,issue # 33. There's an article about the Rozz Williams tribute show, which I had an illustration exhibited.

Everyone that loves Rozz Williams should pick up issue #33 of Gothic Beauty Magazine. Major feature story on ‘Necessary Discomforts: An Artistic Tribute to Rozz Williams’ curated by A Raven Above Press at the Hyaena Gallery. If you don’t get it in your neighborhood, demand it of your local bookstore. Not to be missed!

When I was in high school, I was so immersed in the Goth subculture. Used to read stuff like Propaganda magazine. So many years later, I still can’t believe that an exhibit, in which I had artwork displayed, made it to a publication like Gothic Beauty. An awesome feeling indeed.

You can order your own copy here:
http://www.gothicbeauty.com/gothic_beauty_latest_news/pre_order_issue_33_3083.html

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