Spit and Passion
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CRISTY C. ROAD is what Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, calls "a BAD ASS"! Born thirty years ago in Miami, she began illustrating and publishing a punk rock zine, Green 'zine.

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Spit and Passion

Cristy C. Road

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.

“I’m a big Cristy C. Road 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

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

Bitch Magazine

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