Spit and Passion

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Feminist Press
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6.9 X 8.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist, writer and musician who's
been supplying creativity for punk rock, publishing, & social justice
movements since she was a teenager in Miami, circa1997. Road self-published
Green'zine for ten years, and has since released three illustrated novels which
tackle gender, sexuality, mental health and cultural identity; truthfully spoken
with curse words and bathroom humor: "Indestructible" (2005), "Bad
Habits" (2008), "Spit and Passion" (2013), and her most recent project, The
Next World Tarot, a traditionally illustrated Tarot deck depicting resilience and
revolution. C.Road's illustrations has been featured in New York Magazine, The
Advocate, The New York Times, Maximumrocknroll, Razorcake, Bitch Magazine,
Bust Magazine, and countless other publications; as well as on shirts, record
album covers, concert and political advocacy posters worldwide.
As a musician, Road is a songwriter and guitarist. She fronted the pop-punk
group The Homewreckers for eight years, and currently fronts her new project,
Choked Up.
Road has been touring nationally and internationally on her own, with her
punk rock bands, and with Sister Spit: The Next Generation since 2001.
Cultivating a performance trajectory with a consistent show of defiance, she
performs at bookstores, record stores, basements, bars, college campuses, and
She is a Gemini and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

"Road, an artist and writer, borrowed her nom de plum from a Green Day song title, which gives you some idea of the punky, exuberant spirit behind her graphic memoir about growing up gay in a very Catholic Cuban family from Miami." --Entertainment Weekly

"Veteran punk writer and illustrator Road weaves text and art together in a charming and angst-ridden coming-of-age story. . . .Readers who enjoyed Alison Bechdel's Fun Home will probably empathize with Road's story of sexual exploration and punk rock." --Publishers Weekly

"Road's writing has long brought to vivid life the experiences of a queer-identified Latina punk rocker." --Bitch magazine

"True to Road's punk nature, she fills the page with raw words and drawings that illustrate the wide range of her emotions--from rage to despair." --Daily News (New York)

"Spit and Passion is a queer, punk Cuban American's coming-of-age memoir that's as brilliant as it is brave. Not to be missed." --Junot Díaz, author of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

"I'm a big Cristy C. Roads fan. Spit and Passion is a graphic delight, and the depiction of awkward youth is spot-on, weird, and familiar. --Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

"Cristy C. Road is a bad ass. She has a list of published work that leaves me awed and inspired." --Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day

"Cristy C. Road is the Jack Kerouac of the young queer generation. She's as brilliant a writer as she is an illustrator."--Kate Bornstein, author of A Queer and Pleasant Danger