Cristy Road

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Drawing by Cristy Road from Indestructible
Drawing by Cristy Road from Indestructible

Cristy Road is a zinester and graphic artist living in New York. She wrote the perzine, Green Zine, and is now publishing a series of books and graphic novels, including Indestructible (Microcosm Publishing, 2006), Bad Habits (Microcosm Publishing, 2008), and Distance Makes The Heart Grow Sick (Microcosm Publishing, 2007).

Green Zine began as a Green Day fanzine, but gradually became a perzine about Road's various homes of Miami and Philadelphia, racism in her communities, the strength of her friends, coming to terms with assault, gender, sexuality, and identity and more.

In 2005 Green Zine, and Road's artwork, were featured in the San Francisco art exhibition The Copyist Conspiracy: An Exhibition of Zine Art. Road's artwork was also featured in the exhibition No Need For Sleep: an exhibition of visual art by zine makers and the zines they produce, which was first mounted in Madison, Wisconsin in October of 2006 and then traveled to Milwaukee in November, 2006.

Road has contributed her illustrations to a number of zines, notably Support and Pressed Between the Pages. She frequently does artwork for high profile radical and feminist magazines like Jane, Left Turn, Bust and Bitch. As well, she has participated in the Zinester Podcast programme, reading her work. She is presently working on new books.

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