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Cristy Road

March 22, 2011

Cristy C. Road

 

Cristy Road is a Cuban-American, queer, lady-punk artist and writer who hibernates in Brooklyn when she’s not on tour to promote her myriad of projects. She began her illustrating and publishing career with the punk rock ‘zine Green’Zine – a fanzine originally devoted to Green Day – which she maintained for ten years. Her illustrations have appeared on album and book covers, and have graced political materials, magazine articles, and more.

Cristy’s illustrated novel Indestructible (Microcosm Publishing, 2006) is a memoir on being queer, Latina, punk rock, and a teenager. She has also released Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick (Microcosm, 2007), a postcard collection of work from 2001 to 20007; and Bad Habits (Soft Skull, 2008), an illustrated love story about 0ne faltering human heart’s connection to the destruction of New York City. Her work has also appeared in anthologies including Baby Remember My Name: New Queer Girl Writing, Live Through This, and Reproduce and Revolt. Cristy just finished a national tour with SISTER SPIT, an all-girl spoken-word roadshow. And she’s working on Spit and Passion, a new graphic novel about coming out-religion, culture and chronic band obsessions.

Cristy’s life and work testify to the beauty of the imperfect by highlighting the coexistence of social principles, sexual curiosity, personal struggle, and dirty thoughts. In other words, she’s a right-on sister.

Cristy Road will be reading at 8:00 p.m.,Thursday, March 24 at the Denver ‘Zine Library, 2727 W 27th Ave, in the 27 Social Center. 12 Questions will be there and we hope you’ll join us.

 

1. What is your hometown?

MIAMI, FLORIDA (Little Havana, Westchester, Hialeah)

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

WEDNESDAY ADDAMS and THE FONZ

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

ROSIE PEREZ

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

DOOKIE By Green Day

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

DAHLIA SEASON By Myriam Gurba

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

TRAGIC KINGDOM By No Doubt; HEART OF A SATURDAY NIGHT By Tom Waits; Self Titled LP, By RVIVR ; & MASTERPIECE By Rakim y Ken Y

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VIRGINIA WOLF (Last night)

8.  Cat person or dog person?

CATS AND CHIHUAHUAS

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

TRUTH

10.    How do you define sin?

Non-consensual attacks on the human body (everything else is just gravy)

11.    How do you define virtue?

loving yourself to the point where you stop blaming yourself

12.   Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

It will have “LA VIDA ES UN CARNAVAL” Engraved. And its a cool shape. And it has a sign next to it that says “Apply Graffiti Liberally. Skateboarding Allowed Under the Supervision of My Spirit”

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

My current infatuation who I sometimes swear is my soulmate. Or Ru Paul.

Connections:

CROADCORE
Cristy Road on Facebook
Cristy Road at the Denver ‘Zine Library

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