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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.

21 Years of Good Trouble: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

21 Years of Good Trouble: The Microcosm Publishing Sampler

by Julia Alekseyeva, Lee Baillie, Alexander Barrett, Nate Beaty, Joe Biel and 33 more

To celebrate our twenty first anniversary, we put together this compilation of work from our authors and artists, ...

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$20 Superpack: Young, Punk, and Queer Comics

$20 Superpack: Young, Punk, and Queer Comics

by Lee Baillie, Nicole Georges, Cristy Road, Super Pack! and Robert Wildwood

You're not the only one. These stories of gay, lesbian, and queer folks in their teens and twenties making their way in ...

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Patch #148: Dykes Feel No Guilt!

Patch #148: Dykes Feel No Guilt!

by Cristy Road

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, J. Hunter Bennett, Joe Biel, Raleigh Briggs, Cindy Crabb and 10 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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$20 Superpack: PMS Care Package

$20 Superpack: PMS Care Package

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

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

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 Randy Albright, Joe Biel, Matt Gauck, Amelia Greenhall, Adam Greenhall and 5 more

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, justseeds.org, Erick Lyle, Cristy Road and Super Pack!

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, Crystal Hartman, Cristy Road, April Streeter, Super Pack! and Robert Wildwood

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 this ...

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$20 Superpack: Heartache, Hope & Rage

$20 Superpack: Heartache, Hope & Rage

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

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

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

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Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

Stay Solid!: A Radical Handbook for Youth

by Joe Biel, Matt Hern and Cristy Road

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

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Patch #094: Typewriter

Patch #094: Typewriter

by Cristy Road

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 and Super Pack!

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, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Cristy Road and Super Pack!

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

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

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

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Patch #150: Getting Humpy

Patch #150: Getting Humpy

by Cristy Road

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 #149: I Heart Vibrators

Patch #149: I Heart Vibrators

by Cristy Road

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

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Patch #118: Feel No Guilt in Your Desire

Patch #118: Feel No Guilt in Your Desire

by Cristy Road

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

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

by Cristy Road

Hello friend. It looks like you need a hug. Perhaps your friend does too and could be easily discussed through the ...

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Patch #120: The Pedal Power Don't Stop

Patch #120: The Pedal Power Don't Stop

by Cristy Road

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

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Greenzine #14

Greenzine #14

by Cristy Road

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

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

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Las Mujeres Libres Poster

Las Mujeres Libres Poster

by Cristy Road and Just Seeds

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

 "Revolution Between the Lines"

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Sticker #180: Typewriter

Sticker #180: Typewriter

by Cristy Road

Revolution between the lines. 

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