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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.

$20 Superpack: Queer Adventures Warehouse Sale!

$20 Superpack: Queer Adventures Warehouse Sale!

by Super Pack! Author, Robert Wildwood Author, Urban Hermitt Author, Nicole Georges Author, Cristy Road Author, Tom Neely Author and Ariel Gore Author

2019 is Microcosm's Year of Adventure, and June is our Queer Adventures month. We've put together a selection …

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Next World Tarot: Written & Illustrated by Cristy C. Road

Next World Tarot: Written & Illustrated by Cristy C. Road

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Featuring body outlaws, endangered cultures, and anti-colonial belief systems, THE NEXT WORLD TAROT envisions a world …

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Patch #148: Dykes Feel No Guilt!

Patch #148: Dykes Feel No Guilt!

by Cristy Road Author

Guilt is the patriarchy's tool to keep you down. Desire will set you free. This patch spreads the love.

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$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

$99 Superpack: 2017 Year o' Cosm

by Julia Alekseyeva Author, J. Hunter Bennett Author, Joe Biel Author, Raleigh Briggs Author, Cindy Crabb Author, 9 more

Were you busy during 2017 and didn't get as much chances as you wanted to look at books? Well, we were busy too! And …

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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, Alexander Barrett Contributor, Nate Beaty Contributor, Joe Biel 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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$20 Superpack: Three Imperfect Shirts

$20 Superpack: Three 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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$25 Superpack: Teenage Riot

$25 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 poster

Never Give Up poster

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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Patch #094: Typewriter

Patch #094: Typewriter

by Cristy Road Author

A classic patch to show your once-secret passion for making zines! Tell the world! Tell them about your ink-stained …

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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 you've …

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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 (and …

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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

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick

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 #149: I Heart Vibrators

Patch #149: I Heart Vibrators

by Cristy Road Author

Do it together or do it yourself? The vibrator's a fabulous resource whatever your current life and style. 

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Patch #150: Getting Humpy

Patch #150: Getting Humpy

by Cristy Road Author

A couple of crazy kids dancing the night away without a care in the world. Relive the glory days with this fun patch.

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Patch #120: The Pedal Power Don't Stop

Patch #120: The 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 #116: Record Playerz / Keepin it real

by Cristy Road Author

Check out the iPod on that one!

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Patch #118: Feel No Guilt in Your Desire

Patch #118: Feel No Guilt in Your Desire

by Cristy Road Author

Note to men: While making out with other men, there is often shameless joy involved. Go with it. But ask first, please.

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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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Patch #113: Dumpster Make Out Party

Patch #113: Dumpster 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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Las Mujeres Libres Poster

Las Mujeres Libres Poster

by Cristy Road Author and Just Seeds 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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Pin #146: Typewriter

Pin #146: Typewriter

by Cristy Road Author

 "Revolution Between the Lines"

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Sticker #180: Typewriter

Sticker #180: Typewriter

by Cristy Road Author

Revolution between the lines. 

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