Cristy Road Zine Reading
Monday, 16 November, 4pm, Duke Women's Center Lower Lounge
Cristy C. Road has been illustrating ideas, people, and places, ever since she learned how to hold a crayon. Blending the inevitable existence of social principles, cultural identity, sexual identity, mental inadequacies, and dirty thoughts, Road testifies to the beauty of the imperfect. A Cuban-American from Miami, FL, she attended the Ringling School of Art and Design, where many arguments on commercialism and the representation of women in Illustration took place. Her endeavors in illustrating and publishing began with a punk rock zine, Greenzine, which she produced for ten years. While today Road has moved on to illustrated novels, taking both writing and visual elements a step more seriously, her visual diagram of lifestyles and beliefs stays in tune to the zine's portrayal of living honestly and unconventionally.
Thursday, 19 November, 3:30pm, Duke Women's Center Lower Lounge
Bring your inner riot grrrl and get ready to cut and paste with Bingham Center staff. You'll learn about the Bingham Center's massive zine collection and how to make your own zine. Both events are co-sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at the Special Collections Library and the Duke Women's Center.
Artwork courtesy of Cristy Road: "Hope Beyond Despair," from Greenzine 14, 2004
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