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Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist and writer. Blending social principles, sexual deviance, mental inadequacies, and social justice, she thrives to testify to the beauty of the imperfect. Her obsession with making art (and her emotions) publicly accessible began when publishing Greenzine in 1997—a fanzine originally devoted to Green Day. The exclusivity of high art disgusted her, as she fell in love with a xerox machine and the creativity expressed through punk rock. She began writing about gender identity, sexuality, aimless travel, and radical organizing. Today Road works as a freelance illustrator. She has produced two illustrated novels, a book of postcards, and finished her first graphic novel, Spit and Passion, in 2013. Taking writing and visual elements more seriously, her visual diagram of lifestyles and beliefs stay in tune to the zine’s portrayal of living. Aside from creating art, Road has been performing lectures and workshops of her work and politics in various environments ranging from The Portland Zine Symposium, The Latina Health Summit, and Duke University. Additionally, Road has been performing as part of SISTER SPIT: The Next Generation, an all-queer spoken word road-show.

Next World Tarot: Hardcover Art Collection (hardcover book)

Next World Tarot: Hardcover Art Collection (hardcover book)

by Cristy Road Author

Along with card descriptions written in English and Spanish, this visually stunning edition features …

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Patch #113: Dumpster Make Out Party

Patch #113Dumpster Make Out Party

by Cristy Road Author

Once considered a marginal lifestyle activity, making out in dumpsters has now become known to be the world's #1 …

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Patch #118: Feel No Guilt in Your Desire

Patch #118Feel No Guilt in Your Desire

by Cristy Road Author

There’s nothing more masculine and caring than two men making love with each other. But calm down your lips for a …

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Patch #149: I Heart Vibrators

Patch #149I Heart Vibrators

by Cristy Road Author

Do it together or do it yourself? The vibrator is a fabulous resource to get things done. It’s bold, …

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Patch #148: Dykes Feel No Guilt!

Patch #148Dykes Feel No Guilt!

by Cristy Road Author

Guilt is the patriarchy's tool to keep you down. It tries to tie us up and put us into tiny boxes of segregation. …

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Patch #150: Getting Humpy

Patch #150Getting Humpy

by Cristy Road Author

A couple of crazy kids dancing the night away without a care in the world is what we love seeing the most. When was the …

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Las Mujeres Libres Poster

Las Mujeres Libres Poster

by Cristy Road Author and Justseeds Author

A celebration of a Spanish women's militias that organized and fought in the Spanish revolution in 1936, in a time …

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Sticker #180: Typewriter

Sticker #180Typewriter

by Cristy Road Author

Revolution between the lines!(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black or pink print on a white background. Depicts a drawing of …

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$25 Superpack: Queer Zines

$25 Superpack: Queer Zines

by Super Pack! Author, Cristy Road Author, Robert Wildwood Author, Joshua Ploeg Author, Kes Otter Lieffe Author, 3 more

We've got queer zines for you—in this selection from our catalog, you'll learn some skills and …

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Celebrate People's History: Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution

Celebrate People's History: Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution

by Josh MacPhee Editor, Rebecca Solnit Foreword, Cristy Road Illustrator, Miriam Klein Stahl Illustrator and Swoon Illustrator

Over one hundred posters that pay tribute to revolution, racial justice, woman's rights, queer liberation, labor …

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13 Years of Good Luck: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

13 Years of Good Luck: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

by Julia Alekseyeva Contributor, Lee Baillie Contributor, Moe Bowstern Contributor, Alexander Barrett Contributor, Nate Beaty Contributor, 32 more

To celebrate our thirteenth anniversary of publishing books and zines about self-empowerment, we put together this …

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$20 Superpack: PMS Care Package

$20 Superpack: PMS Care Package

by Isabelle Gauthier Author, Joshua Ploeg Author, Cristy Road Author, Emily June Street Author and Super Pack! Author

Feeling crampy? Irritable? Exhausted? Like your uterus is trying to reach up and throttle you with your own fallopian …

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Indestructible: Growing Up Queer, Cuban, and Punk in Miami

Indestructible: Growing Up Queer, Cuban, and Punk in Miami

by Cristy Road Author

In her Miami high school Cristy Road valiantly tried to figure out and defend her queer gender identity, Cuban cultural …

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$25 Superpack: Four Imperfect Shirts

$25 Superpack: Four Imperfect Shirts

by Joe Biel Contributor, Ian Lynam Contributor and Cristy Road Contributor

Here's to the t-shirts all across the world that have had a rough life and are still deeply loved by their …

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$30 Superpack: Teenage Riot

$30 Superpack: Teenage Riot

by Dawson Barrett Author, justseeds.org Author, Erica Dawn Lyle Author, Cristy Road Author and Super Pack! Author

We picked these books because being a teenager is a crappy deal and sometimes you have to figure out your own way …

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$20 Superpack: Body Positivity Power Pack

$20 Superpack: Body Positivity Power Pack

by Elly Blue Author, Crystal Hartman Author, Cristy Road Author, April Streeter Author, Super Pack! Author and Robert Wildwood Author

Bodies! We've got to have them, but we don't have to hate them. Kick body shame out the door with the aid of …

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$20 Superpack: Heartache, Hope & Rage

$20 Superpack: Heartache, Hope & Rage

by Natalye Childress Author, Cindy Crabb Author, Cristy Road Author, Keith Rosson Author and Super Pack! Author

Some days, everything is so intense you need a homeopathic remedy just to get by much less to rise above. We present …

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

by Cristy Road Author

Cristy Road drew this "Never Give Up" poster artwork for the Icarus Project!  Follow Critical Mass into …

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Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

by Joe Biel Author, Matt Hern Author and Cristy Road Author

It ain't easy being a kid these days. For the first time in generations, today's teens have worse prospects …

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Spit and Passion

Spit and Passion

by Cristy Road Author

Punk writer and illustrator Cristy Road creates her first graphic novel as a variant of her own charming and …

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Patch #094: Typewriter

Patch #094Typewriter

by Cristy Road Author

Some of humanity’s greatest works are simply typed on paper. As simple as it sounds, these words have been …

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$15 Superpack: Antique Croadshow

$15 Superpack: Antique Croadshow

by Cristy Road Author and Super Pack! Author

This very special Superpack honors Microcosm staple Cristy Road. Cristy's artwork definitely stands out. If …

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$20 Superpack: Feminist Power

$20 Superpack: Feminist Power

by justseeds.org Author, Anne Elizabeth Moore Author, Cristy Road Author and Super Pack! Author

An interest in Feminism means you probably like to learn, so we're giving you a range of reading material: Brutal …

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Bad Habits: A Love Story

Bad Habits: A Love Story

by Cristy Road Author

This novel by Cristy Road is mostly text, with a big helping of illustrations throughout. In the story, Carmencita …

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Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick: A Book of Postcards

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick: A Book of Postcards

by Cristy Road Author

Basking in the trenches of leftover teen angst, punk rock, and brutal honesty - Cristy Road romanticizes the underdog …

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Patch #120: The Pedal Power Don't Stop

Patch #120The Pedal Power Don't Stop

by Cristy Road Author

Until our cities figure out that bicycling transportation saves them money, improves urban health, and simplifies city …

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Patch #116: Record Playerz / Keepin it real

Patch #116Record Playerz / Keepin it real

by Cristy Road Author

Keeping it real is all we ever wanted. Real friends to listen to our feelings, and real moments with loved ones we wish …

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Patch #119: You Can't Hug with Nuclear Arms

Patch #119You Can't Hug with Nuclear Arms

by Cristy Road Author

Hello friend. It looks like you need a hug. Even if you think you don’t, it won’t harm you …

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Greenzine #14

Greenzine #14

by Cristy Road Author

Once a true fanzine devoted to Green Day, this zine has now evolved into literary prose devoted to the strengths of our …

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Pin #146: Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter

Pin #146Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter

by Cristy Road Author

Write your own revolution—as directly or metaphorically as is right for you in your time and place! Wear this …

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