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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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'''R. Seth Friedman''' (born in Great Neck, NY) is best known as the final publisher of the [[review zine]] [[Factsheet Five]] and the editor of the book [[The Factsheet Five Zine Reader]] (published by Three Rivers Press in June of 1997). In the introduction to the [[The Factsheet Five Zine Reader]] Friedman recalls discovering music zines in the late 1970s and getting hooked. His uber-fandom of zines peaked when he restarted the failed [[Factsheet Five]] in 1991 with capital derived from working as a computer consultant in New York.
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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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In 1997 Friedman talked about reviving Factsheet Five in an [[alt.zines]] post. He said, "How do you think I got this 'job' in the first place? I applied for it? I saw an ad in the paper? I had friends in high places? I used my parent's connections? I did Factsheet Five because Mike and Hudson gave it up. Factsheet Five was dead! I revived it because I thought it was too important to die. I revived it because no one else was doing it."
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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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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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