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CRISTINA CARRERA along with a YOUR ORDER, YOUR NAME and YOUR ADDRESS to
CRISTY C. ROAD, PO BOX 20229, New York, NY 10009-9991
SPIT AND PASSION (Feminist Press, 2012)
At its core, Spit and Passion is about the transformative moment when music crashes into a stifling adolescent bedroom and saves you. Suddenly, you belong. At twelve years old, Cristy C. Road is struggling to balance tradition in a Cuban Catholic family with her newfound queer identity, and begins a chronic obsession with the punk band Green Day. In this stunning graphic biography, Road renders the clash between her rich inner world of fantasy and the numbing suburban conformity she is surrounded by. She finds solace in the closet—where she lets her deep excitement about punk rock foment, and finds in that angst and euphoria a path to self-acceptance. $12.00 USD + 3.00 S/H
DISTANCE MAKES THE HEART GROW SICK (Micrcosm Publishing, 2007)
This is my postcard book featuring my favoritework from around 2001-2008.
From the back of the book. This is a collection of 90 postcards, diecut for your consideration. Featured are drawings from her own published works, random pieces with no distinct home besides her brain, work she has created for a slew of people ranging from Bitch Magazine, to JANE, to INCITE, The Queers, Heartattack, MaximumRocknRoll, and a several more bands, books, and publications. With both finished and half-finished images; the 90 postcards are neatly arranged with a stint of writing and lovely-quality paper. [This description mentions Jane and Green Day; but those dont appear in the book because the Green Day art I did was for a British documentary Green Day wasnt even directly involed with, who took half a year to pay me; and the Jane art I did was during the shittiest week of my life. The original incarnation even burned in a fire. In actuality, it is my dream to draw a record cover for Green Day- so if fuckers can stop runing the potential of my dreams by using this stupid Documentary to market me, it would be very appreciated. Oh fucking well.]
$10.00 USD+ $3.00 S/H
INDESTRUCTIBLE (Mirocosm Publishing, 2006)
This is my illustrated novel about High School, with a focus on punk rock creating a form of escapism from hetero-normative, vastly conservative Cuban-American Miami in the early mid 90's. I wrote about my first three years of high school; the inadverdent disconnection from my culture, and the embrace of Punk Rock after several years of general loneliness; due to the sinking suspicion that I may be Queer. From the press release: "Stemming from ten years of zine writing and five years of eccentric illustration, Cristy C. Road debuts her first illustrated novel. Indestructible chronicles the misadventures of wildly eccentric, Latino, queer, punk rock, and angst-ridden teenagers, enveloping concepts of growing up female, sexual curiosity, surviving as working class, teenage promiscuity, bad reputations, drug abuse, coping with death, and punk rock; all in a swift 96-page illustrated novel! Within the pages of Indestructible, Road documents her progressing adolescence and tackles individual situations with intricate detail alongside slight romanticizing and gorgeous full-page black and white illustrations. Through the novel, Road trickles through the stigmatized aspects of teenage-girl sexuality, condemns stagnant double standards, and tackles the concepts of gender and cultural socialization, with an eagerness towards fighting what we are "taught."
$6.00 USD + $2.00 S/H
GREENZINE 14 (2004) This is the last issue of my zine, Greenzine. I started writing this zine when I was about fourteen. It used to be about loving punk rock and beating up boys at school. Sometimes I would attempt to write poetry and fail. At this moment, it was about surviving my twenty first birthday, sustaining my mental health, confronting sexual assault and racism within communities that are ever changing, and moving around enough to decipher the definition of home.
$2.50 USD+ $1.25 S/H
Y QUE? EXHIBITION
June 13 - Sept. 8, 2014
@Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX
The Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition has historically provided Latino artists under the age of thirty-five with professional-level museum experience and exposure. Curated by Más Rudas Chicana art collective based in San Antonio, Texas, Y, Qué? includes Latina artists cultivating an artistic vocabularies to understand the world around them. Their artistic languages at times converge and diverge, as they all work towards resolving conflicts that derive from questions related to race, class, cultural identity, gender, and sexuality. Selected artists include: Natalia Anciso, Daphne Arthur, Nani Chacon, Audrya Flores, Suzy Gonzalez, Alexis Herrera, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Annette Martinez, Senalka McDonald, Awilda Rodriguez Lora, Cristy C. Road, Linda Lucía Santana, and Fabiola Torralba. For More Info please Visit: http://mexic-artemuseum.org/exhibitions
4TH ANNUAL BEDSTUY PRIDE
September 7th, 2014
@Herbert Von King Park, Bedstuy, Brooklyn, NY
The Audre Lorde Project’s Safe OUTside the System’s (S.O.S) Collective will host the 4th Annual Bed-Stuy Pride to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, transgender and gender-non-conforming people of color living in the Bed-Stuy community.
READING & WORKSHOP AT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
October 8th, 2014
@University Of Illinois, More Details TBA
Ill be reading from Spit and Passion, as well as performing a workshop on healing through Art. More details TBA!