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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]].
  
'''Woodcut''' and '''Linocut''' are two printmaking techniques that have been used in zines.
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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).
  
In a '''woodcut''' an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface while the non-printing parts are removed, typically with a special chisel that has a rounded or troughlike blade that is called a gouge. The areas to show 'white' are cut away with a knife or chisel, leaving the characters or image to show in 'black' at the original surface level.  The block is cut along the grain of the wood.
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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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Multiple colors can be printed by keying the paper to a frame around the woodblocks (where a different block is used for each color). The woodcut can be printed on to the zine by several different ways. Firstly a roller is used to apply print ink to the woodcut. The woodcut can then be stamped on to the paper. It can also be printed onto the zine by placing the woodcut face up on a table or other surface and placing the page to be printed onto the woodcut and then rubbing on the back of the page with a spoon to ensure an even application of the page to the print ink on the wood cut. [[Woodcut_and_Linocut_in_Zine_Production|Read More...]]'''
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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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