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'''Cristy Road''' is a Cuban-American [[zinester]] and graphic artist originally from Miami and living in [[New York]]. She wrote the [[perzine]] [[Greenzine]] and has published a series of books and [[graphic novel|graphic novels]].
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'''''The Pig Paper''''' was Canada’s very first self-published music [[fanzine]], one of the pioneering, and longest-lasting examples of that country’s vibrant small press pedigree.
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In 2012 she released [[Spit and Passion]] (Feminist Press), a graphic novel about surviving the pre-teen closet amidst a homophobic society. Road's prior books include [[Indestructible]] ([[Microcosm Publishing]], 2006), [[Bad Habits]] (Microcosm Publishing, 2008), and [[Distance Makes The Heart Grow Sick]] (Microcosm Publishing, 2007).
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Beginning life in the early Seventies as record-hunting correspondence between founder/publisher Gary Pig Gold and his oldest friend, Doug “Rock Serling” Pelton, the first ''Pig Paper'' to be made available to the public was a mock-concert program sold during a 1975 appearance by The Who in Toronto.
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''Greenzine'' began in 1997 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. The final issue, #14, was published in 2004. [[Cristy_Road|Read More...]]'''
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Two years later, ''The Pig Paper'' was covering Canada’s nascent [[punk]] rock scene, publishing some of the first-ever in-depth articles on such bands as Teenage Head, The Viletones, and Simply Saucer as well as early reviews and interviews with The Ramones, Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and many others. Each issue also contained material on vintage acts such as The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley, as well as offering performers such as Half Japanese and Jandek many of their initial appearances in print. '''[[Pig_Paper|Read More...]]'''
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Artwork by Cristy Road
Artwork by Cristy Road

Cristy Road is a Cuban-American zinester and graphic artist originally from Miami and living in New York. She wrote the perzine Greenzine and has published a series of books and graphic novels.

In 2012 she released Spit and Passion (Feminist Press), a graphic novel about surviving the pre-teen closet amidst a homophobic society. Road's prior books include Indestructible (Microcosm Publishing, 2006), Bad Habits (Microcosm Publishing, 2008), and Distance Makes The Heart Grow Sick (Microcosm Publishing, 2007).

Greenzine began in 1997 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. The final issue, #14, was published in 2004. Read More...

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