11/22/2018 NEXT WORLD TAROT PRE-ORDERS Are Up Now! Eager to share this project again as the world goes to shit, and we attempt to smash and rebuild, we hope to keep Next World Tarot in circulation as long as humans trust their magic.

CLICK THIS LINK to reserve your copy! Silver Sprocket will be releasing a LIMITED QUANTITY of Next World Tarot Decks, which will ship directly to you from the office in San Francisco, CA, on Monday December 10th, 2018. THE REST Of the decks will be available worldwide starting in January of 2019! Heres to many spreads about resilience, revolution, and smashing everything that no longer serves you.

Aside from this, please always follow me @CROADCORE and the love of my life, CHOKED UP @chokedupnyc on social media, but mostly Instagram. We have 2 amazing shows closing 2018 that are truly clusterfucks of everything we love..... Cant wait to see you there!

11/30 @ Market Hotel / 1140 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn NY
[Choked Up w/ Downtown Boys / Material Support + OhYung - A Benefit for New York Abortion Access Fund]

12/08  @ Cobra Club / 6 Wyckoff Ave. Brooklyn NY
[Choked Up w/ Jabber / Ramona / Headlines / Ellen & The Degenerates]

 


9/29/2018 As the world turns and the system shows its historical true colors of state-sanctioned misogyny, racism, and literal hate: folks on the margins are urged to live!! Achieve your wildest dreams in lieu of a system that hates you, and in honor of an earth we collectively attempt to heal. With that, Im stoked to say that CHOKED UP will be heading to California, as THE NEXT WORLD TAROT is sent to print for its 2nd Pressing on SILVER SPROCKET COMICS. Follow me @croadcore or Silver Sprocket for news on Pre-Sales!

If you are in the Bay Area and are eager for the Next World, Ill be giving readings from the deck at a very special evening of Cabronas with co-conspirator and punk legend Michelle Cruz Gonzales 10/3 @Silver Sprocket Headquarters in San Francisco! Scroll down for more dates.

Last but not least If you are in California (anywhere, really) and a fan of pop-punk music or at least the aggressive sharing of feelings, please come out and get Choked Up with us and fellow CA bands Coherence, Long Knives, The Groans and so many more! Follow us @chokedupnyc on the gramma or find us on Spotify, iTunes— whatever stresses you the least! Checkout the dates Below and stay tuned for a new '97 style web layout + Next World Pre-Sales later this month!

CATCH CHOKED UP ON TOUR:
10/2 Oakland  @1234 Go! Records
10/3 San Francisco @Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club
10/4 Berkeley @924 Gilman St
10/5 Sacramento @TBA
10/6 Arcata @Lost Coast Fest
10/7 Arcata @Lost Coast Fest
10/8 Point Arena @Sign Off The Whale
10/9 San Jose @Mayfair Community Space
10/10 Fresno @Tower District Records
10/12  Riverside @Back To The Grind
10/13  Los Angeles @The Hi Hat
10/14  San Diego @Bar Pink

Always remember: YOUR FIRE IS ENOUGH!

 

7/28/2018 Back home in the comfort of my daily grind, Im in the middle of integrating all the insanity and magic, whether its intent is educational art, ancestral magic, or pop-punk songs about trauma and crushes. In an attempt to feel like human, Ive uploaded the most recent flyers and posters Ive made for my band, Choked Up. Check 'em out in the ARTWORK under Commissions and Donations. Featured on the left is my poster for next week’s brain numbing extravaganza with the legendary Alice Bag alongside fellow NYC ponkeras Ratas En Zelo. Sharing the stage and getting to draw Alice Bag is a blessing, as a woman who started playing in punk bands in the 70’s, Alice represents some deep resilience of Latinas in punk. Please come out Tuesday, August 7th to Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn NY -or- Follow Choked Up on Spotify and Bandcamp -or- @chokedupnyc on Instagram and Facebook for news on upcoming shows + releases.

In other news, THE NEXT WORLD TAROT 2nd pressing is still on its journey to existence, but Coming Out This Fall on Silver Sprocket Comics! Please follow me @croadcore on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook -or- sign up to receive updates from Silver Sprocket Comics! Ive said it 49583 times and Ill say it again: The Next World Tarot will NEVER be out of print! It’ll just take a break every so often- and maybe we should all do the same..... Sike!

FLY HIGH <3

05/07/2018 Today in my life, the CROADCORE Mall Is back up and running from my studio in Brooklyn NY. Ive had quite a time reclaiming my brain from the Next World Tarot, so here are a few Next World Prints, of the Major and Minor Arcanas, as well as a new print on Generational Trauma (pictured in that convenient gif to your left), originally designed for The Icarus Project, but edited to a third eye-calming twilight, because we need every bit of everything we can find to smash the weight of ancient anxiety.

Aside from this, please keep following me @croadcore on social media for updates on Next World Tarot re-press, new projects, and my band, Choked Up!

No, actually, I would appreciate it if you just follow us on Spotify, YouTube, Instagram, and all of those things I dont really understand but feel peer-pressured into thanks to the future of the visual and performing arts..... We have tons of shows coming up all summer in the Tri-state area, Canada, the Midwest, and probably near you.

With that said, excuse me while I start making creepy yet sacred Next World Tarot merchandise and write songs about uncomfortable romantic feelings during the fall of empire! Goodbye for now.

 

4/16/2018 Spring is finally not even really here! Thanks to an administration that doesnt give a crap about the earth, the season brings many snowstorms alongside rebirth: my band Choked Up just released our first EP on Get Better Records and the return of the NEXT WORLD TAROT!

NEXT WORLD TAROT ORDERS ARE BACK For A Limited Time! The last 200 1st PRESS DECKS are up for Pre-Sale All Over the World on Silver Sprocket Comics! Orders will be shipped on the first week of May through Silver Sprocket distribution in San Francisco, CA! Please follow me @croadcore for news on the 2nd Pressing! For now, get your 1st Press Deck TODAY!

As for Pop-punk and the immediate release of my feelings in a less universal platform…. Im super stoked to announce Choked Up will be touring all spring + summer! Please follow us @chokedupnyc on Instagram + Listen at ChokedUp.Bandcamp.com Streaming Coming Soon, In the meantime, come out to one of our shows and cry with us.

With that said, I truly hope this website looks like something 2018 the next time I post news! Ill miss my aol press layout; but I will not miss DIY web design. Remember folks, if something isn’t your forte, YOU DONT HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT IF YOU DONT WANT TO. Do what you love, its self preservation <3

 

1/25/2018 All amidst life changes, global catastrophe, and trying to stay sane’ish while the Next World Tarot goes out into the world; Im happy to say that Im back to work illustrating for causes and creators that are doing important revolutionary work. I cant guarantee availability, but feel free to hit me up for illustration commissions at croadcore@gmail.com

Ive just uploaded my most recent work for SONS AND BROTHERS, up now under the Commissions and Donations in ARTWORK. All year, Sons And Brothers has honored the heroes and hundreds of individuals that have fought and continue to fight the injustices faced by our communities. Last month, they had me illustrate Ebin Lee, Raquel Willis, Queen Victoria, and Sameer Jha; all Transgender and gender non-conforming leaders and activists who continue to create peace and work towards a more just future.

With that said, stay tuned for updates on re-releasing Next World Tarot, and re-opening the prints shop, after I take stock from having become a post office. In the meantime, Please checkout this list of Stores and Online Distributors who are carrying (or will carry) Next World Tarot!

Alleycat Books - San Francisco, CA
BlueStockings Books -New York, NY
Cult Party Store and Online Shop - Brooklyn, NY
Calling Corners - Truro, Nova Scotia
Elliot Bay Bookstore and Online Shop - Seattle, Washington, USA
FireStorm Books & Coffee - Asheville, NC
The Future - Minneapolis, MN
Otherwild Books - Los Angeles, CA
Otherwild Books - New York, NY
Seite Bookshop & Online Store - Los Angeles, California, USA
Silver Sprocket Comics and Zines - San Francisco, CA
Women & Children First Books - Chicago, IL

And dont forget to download my Guide to Reading and Creating Spreads -OR- you can purchase an updated Next World Tarot GuideBook Download— now available at the CROADCORE Mall! This edition features a few updated descriptions, and a guide to reading and creating Tarot spreads, making sure the Next World Tarot can be accessed by anyone.

Please follow me @croadcore on Instagram / Twitter if you want to receive updates on Next World Tarot or my band Choked Up!

1/6/2018 Thank You again for the outpouring love and support from the all over the world for Next World Tarot. I hope to make decks available again soon! In the meantime, please ask your favorite local bookstore to carry them! Stores and Distributors can order wholesale by e-mailing me at croadcore@gmail.com

In an effort to start expanding this project, I found it necessary to create a Guide to Reading and Creating Spreads. You can Download a FREE PDF By Clicking THIS LINK -OR- you can purchase an updated Next World Tarot GuideBook Download— now available at the CROADCORE Mall! This edition features a few updated descriptions, and a guide to reading and creating Tarot spreads, making sure the Next World Tarot can be accessed by anyone.

With that said, Please come out next weekend to INTO ACTION in Los Angeles and support all of the amazing work of 175+ Artists who’s work is geared towards transforming the world. For More Info Please visit: http://into-action.us/

INTO ACTION!
1/11/18 - 2/8/18 Los Angeles, CA

Into Action! Is a large-scale pop-up art exhibition and community organizing action hub in Los Angeles featuring hundreds of works of art, dozens of installations, and 25+ hours of live performances, symposiums, and workshops. Into Action demands more from our justice systems, education systems, and each other. For More Info Please Visit http://into-action.us/

12/24/17 Stoked to say Ill be showing 9 original NEXT WORLD TAROT Pieces at INTO ACTION! Coming this January, INTO ACTION is a large-scale pop-up art exhibition and community organizing action hub in Los Angeles featuring hundreds of works of art, dozens of installations, and 25+ hours of live performances, symposiums, and workshops. Into Action demands more from our justice systems, education systems, and each other. Submissions are open Until JANUARY 5th, so Please send your work for the chance to show with 100+ revolutionary culture creators.

Otherwise, THANK YOU for the outpouring support of NEXT WORLD TAROT! Im pleased to announce that Next World Tarot will be found at the following stores and distributors around the globe!

Alleycat Books
San Francisco, CA

BlueStockings Books
New York, NY

FireStorm Books & Coffee
Asheville, NC

The Future
Minneapolis, MN

Little Red Tarot Online Shop
Wales, UK

Otherwild Books
Los Angeles, CA

Otherwild Books
New York, NY

Two Sides Tarot Online Shop
New South Wales, Australia

Women & Children First Books
Chicago, IL

The Witches Brew
Toronto, ON

If you are interested in carrying NEXT WORLD TAROT in your shop or distributor, please write croadcore@gmail.com ?I am offering both consignment and upfront options. Copies are going fast!

Let the overwhelming drive to fuck shit up and honor your truth take over! Hope to see you at Into Action!

INTO ACTION!
1/11/18 - 2/8/18 Los Angeles, CA

a large-scale pop-up art exhibition and community organizing action hub in Los Angeles featuring hundreds of works of art, dozens of installations, and 25+ hours of live performances, symposiums, and workshops. Into Action demands more from our justice systems, education systems, and each other. For More Info Please Visit https://www.instagram.com/intoactionus/

12/07/2017 NEXT WORLD TAROT Is finally here! Im deeply moved to say that you can expect your Pre-Order within the next 2 weeks, allowing for packing and shipping. I will soon update you on what stores around the globe you can find the Next World!

For now, if youre in the Tri-State area, please checkout the first of many events celebrating the release of Next World Tarot, An Evening of Art and Astrology, Sunday Dec. 17th at MoMA in NY, NY

Thank you to everyone who has believed in this project, and to everyone who has been patient with its unreal process. Thank you to everyone who lent their time posing for each of the 78 cards and expressed enthusiasm to be a part of this. Thank you to everyone who was understanding if your image was not included in the final work, due to the pangs of representation in a vast work of art.

Thank You to everyone who understood the unnerving clash between mental health, grieving, and being an independent artist. I have been creating accesible art with very little financial support (and many disposable side gigs) since the mid-90's, romanticizing the full control of truth, while feeling the burn of sexism, racism, and homophibia in the media. During my final year of production, I was able to focus full-heartedly on finishing the 78 cards and recreating about half of them. Before this time, the Next World Tarot was a nebulous pipe dream. Between grieving deaths, looming fascism, and restructuring my entire vision; the final inception of the Next World Tarot was both intentional and miraculous, finalizing in an oracle of resistance that hopes to elevate the voices on the margins.

Thank You to everyone who has Pre-Ordered! To many of you, this concept of sustaining art may have been new, or tedious. Despite this, your patience and contribution has not only funded its creation and maintenance, but the whole printing and distribution. I chose options that honored sustainable printing, large beautiful (and unsuspectedly shiny) 4x6 cards, and a run of 2K decks to honor the demand and support I was receiving from all of you.

Thank You to the queer brown witches who truly believed in this project more than I did, as feeling grounded in my own magic has been a long process of grieving and decolonizing. Thank You to everyone who has stood by me during the final release into the world. Thanks to J for duplicating (and centering) my card layout 78 times on Indesign becasue I hate computers. Thanks to Gina for labeling all 1500 envelopes with me on thanksgiving when all we wanted to do was forget colonialism and watch romcoms.

Thank You to Shuffled Ink for listening to me cry. And thanks to everyone who has helped me pack and ship over the last 48 hours— we have about 72 hours more to go!

With that said, Im looking forward to keeping this project alive and watching it grow. Im looking forward to planning exhibits and readings, mass-producing currently top secret merchandise, and begining the Next World Tarot's español edition, El Tarot Del Proximo Mundo; as well as updated downloadable editions of the Booklet (so NWT users can keep up with my Gemini Mercury). For Now, Pre-Orders are still up in the CROADCORE MALL !

I cant say what routes this will take— whether Ill do it myself again or join forces with a publisher— I do know, however, that I will have full control of my voice, and full focus on our revolution; no matter what.

If youre in the Tri-State area, please checkout the first of many events celebrating the release of Next World Tarot, An Evening of Art and Astrology, Sunday Dec. 17th at Museum of Modern Art, NY NY. I will be discussing The Next World Tarot, as well as my connections between art, my cultural upbringing, its disection from queerness, and reclaiming ancestral magic.

POPRALLY PRESENTS: An Evening of Art and Astrology
Sunday 12/17/2017 At The Museum of Modern Art - NY, NY

Join artist Cristy C. Road, Astrologer Alice Sparkly Kat and exhibition organizer Esther Adler to discuss creativity and community through the lens of astrology and Tarot. The presentation will be displayed in conjunction with the works of Charles White—Leonardo da Vinci. Curated by David Hammons, an exhibition that explores the artistic and astrological connections between two artists born over 450 years apart.
For More Info visit https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/3824?locale=es

10/1/2017 THE NEXT WORLD TAROT Is underway and being printed as you read this. According to the printer, it will be 3-7 weeks, so please hang on. The history of this project has involved over 5 years of re-writing, 80+ photoshoots with each card's featured individual, and setbacks brought to us by fascism, and the results of environmental terrorism.

THE NEXT WORLD TAROT is a project with goals to end attacks against the earth and our bodies, while we unlearn the justifications of our prejudices as we learn to step back and breathe.

While we wait, Checkout all the NEW PRINTS at the CROADCORE MALL of Next World Tarot Cards, all displayed in this high tech animated gif to your left. Consider Justice, The 7 of Wands, The Page of Pentacles, The King of Cups, The Lovers, or The 10 of Pentacles for your next home and office decor.

Ive finally come to accept that this .org isnt most modern people's go-to for news. So Please follow me @croadcore on Instagram and Twitter for updates on Next World Tarot, as well as news about my new all Latinx band CHOKED UP, a pop-punk telenovela para el corazon.

With that said, may the rage be with you.

7/10/2017 Greetings from the secret offices of Cristy C. Road, where I live my life as a dinosaur and infrequently post on social media. I hope to bring exciting news on the NEXT WORLD TAROT and my new band, CHOKED UP.

First off, Please checkout my new band, CHOKED UP, an all-Latinx pop-punk telenovela about finding love after fascism. For shows, recordings, and news, and all of our deep secret info, please follow us on Instagram @chokedupnyc or Bandcamp.

As for envisioning the next world, I'm hoping everyone understands the tug of war that comes with embracing a complicated creation, all 78 pieces of it! Some of these cards have been re-drawn multiple times --over years or days-- as some of the original themes have become irrelevant to the deck's final voice. Despite that, the more I reach for the most complex stars, the longer it takes to create something Im happy with.

Among post-production plans; Im stoked to announce such ideas as a Next World Tarot exhibit, and a Spanish language pressing of the cards, El Tarot Del Proximo Mundo. For now, I hope to finish these last 10 cards without distractions from depression or the system [light yr candles]. In the meantime, please checkout some of these cards in their final Layout! Super grateful to have J Oberman on board for laying out this dinosaur's art and text!

Its been a long haul and Im so happy to be edging on the finish line. In the meantime, please checkout The 7 of Wands in the ARTWORK, and follow me @croadcore on Instagram and on Facebook for more frequent and in progress art updates. No Events until I cross the finish line, except for some Choked Up shows, so check 'em out and remember to protect your magic.

6/5/2017 This June marks the end of my MFA journey in Illustration! Ive been working as an illustrator and graphic novelist or zine writer since 1997, and going back to school was not something I expected to do, but am honored I had the privilege to do so, because my work in education is as important to me as the stuff thats been coming out of me for 20 years, school or not. Looking forward to new ventures in educational work; and reinventing old ventures in graphic novels and pop-punk. (Although I plan to complete THE NEXT WORLD TAROT before my eyeballs get ahead of my @$$). Pre-Orders are up at the CROADCORE MALL, and you will receive your copies by ETA 8/2017. Dystopian themes in storytelling are raging in these new projects and urgency is probably all I know these days.

To honor the work of my graduating MFA class, please come out our Society of Illustrators Event, and our Exhibit 13 Stories; chronicling the last few years of our creative process (all listed below). Ive spent the last three years reconnecting to visual art and deepening my connection to education and teaching. Its easy to get lost in the subculture that saves you, never seeing the light of day beyond it-- but this leap into the rest of the art world was well worth the 3 years of co-working with 13 artists from 5 different countries.

Check It All Out and remember to go outside <3

FIT Illustration MFA at the Society of Illustrators
6/8/17 @The Society of Illustrations, NY, NY

Join the FIT MFA Class of 2017 for a Show & Tell evening at the Society of Illustrators, as the graduates display, sell and discuss the work that led them to their Visual Thesis exhibition currently on display at the FIT Museum Gallery!

The Feminist Press Presents: Brontez Purnell and Cristy C. Road
6/8/17 @Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY

Celebrate the release of Brontez Purnell's New book SINCE I LAID MY BURDEN DOWN, Out Now on Feminist Press, with FP Author and fellow queer punk of the south, Cristy C. Road.

13 STORIES Visual Thesis Exhibition
6/13/17 - 7/10/17 The Fashion Institute of Technology, NY NY

13 Stories is the 2017 visual thesis exhibit at FIT, featuring the work of 13 illustrators from 5 different countries with 13 unique narratives: Che Saitta-Zelterman, Claude Hodelin, Cristy C. Road, Deepti Sunder, Ellie Ji Yang, Emma Waseilke, Hwayeon Im, Karen Scheetz, Kendall Eddy, Lulu Qu, Mark Wang, Necdet Yilmaz, and Robert Geronimo

4/4/2017 THE NEXT WORLD TAROT Is 2 months away from printing and a 2ND Round of PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW UP while supplies last!

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR COPY!

The first pressing will include a run of 2000 Decks; and there are 500 AVAILABLE DECKS LEFT FOR YOU TO PURCHASE, which were not claimed during 2016's Kickstarter campaign. Please checkout the Pre-Sale at the CROADCORE MALL or email croadcore@gmail.com if you have any concerns of the deck, or of your Kickstarter order information.

Estimated arrival of NEXT WORLD TAROT is still on August 2017. To celebrate, Im sharing the JUSTICE card to the ARTWORK. Justice isnt about balance, but about an elevated, passionate attack on white-supremacy, queerphobia, misogyny, ableism, and hate. Practice your gut reaction, radical response to injustice and hone the power behind your black, brown, queer, magical, offbeat, and sometimes disregarded body. Where can you expect safety? Justice is a moment where you are surrounded by like minds who dont make you question or lose authority over your body.

With that said, Ill be performing at Bluestockings in NYC, Yale University, and Get Better Fest in Philly... please come say hi.

HOLD ON, YOU ARE POWER <3

 

Yo Tambien: Lux en Latinx / Latinx Ivy League Conference 2017
April 8th, 2017 @Yale University, New Haven CT

Yo Tambien elevates the "x" in Latinx and is creating a space for Latinx students and administrators to come together, empower one another, share and innovate. This conference invites the next generation of Latinx leaders and students to engage in critical dialogue on issues affecting our community. Throughout the conference, we will work together to build networks that will last a lifetime For More info Please Visit this Link.

READING with Nia King and Elena Rose
April 18th, 2017 @Bluestockings Books, NY, NY

Ill be reading with Nia King and Elena; editors of "Queer and Trans Artist of Color" Vol 1 and 2. For more Info visit http://bluestockings.com/

GET BETTER FEST 4
April 30 @Phila Moca, Philadelphia PA

Ill be performing music and reading new work with accompanying slideshow at GET BETTER FEST 4, a 3-day festival of queer punk music benefiting Trans Assistance Project, Youth Emergency Services, and Women Against Abuse.

2/28/2017 As I secretlly toil away at the Next World Tarot , Im so proud (as in gay) to announce my participation in this years NYC Live Arts Festival Live Ideas programming of MX'D MESSAGES (curated by Mx Justin Vivian Bond). Trans-genre artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond curates a series examining the idea of a world without binaries–across gender, politics, theology, sensory perception and race. You can find me March 14th at the keynote conversation, Queer As in Fuck You: Under the Influence of Homocore and March 18th at the Ostara Ball: Tea Dance and Closing Party with The Homobiles and DJ Matty Horrorchata and Macy Rodman. Please checkout all the amazing performances and talks throughout the week featuring iconic queer artists Richard Move, M. Lamar, Brontez Purnell, Trajal Harell, Laverne Cox, Silas Howard, and many panel discussions on trans-theology, afrofuturism, activism and social justice, caregiving and choral workshops, Prime Time genre bending performance events including the TEAM’s RoosevElvis (Re_MX’D), Mx Bond’s House of Whimsy and MORE! Please visit http://newyorklivearts.org/programs/liveideas/ for information.

Later on April 8th, ill be performing a lecture at the 2017 Annual Latinx Ivy League Conference at Yale University; and ill be reading April 18th alongside editors of Queer and Trans Artists of Color, Nia King and Elena Rose. For More Info on Q&T Artists of Color Volumes 1 and 2, visit http://www.artactivistnia.com

NYC LIVE ARTS: Mx'D MESSAGES
3/14-3/19 @NY Live Arts Theatre 219 W. 19 ST.

Trans-genre artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond curates a series examining the idea of a world without binaries–across gender, politics, theology, sensory perception and race. For More Info Please Visit http://newyorklivearts.org/programs/liveideas/

2017 ANNUAL LATINX IVY LEAGUE CONFERENCE
4/8 @Yale University, New Haven, CT

Ill be presenting at this years conference, themed #YoTambien: I, too, am Latinx. More Info Coming Soon.

READING WITH NIA KIND AND ELENA ROSE
4/18 @Bluestockings, NYC

Ill be joining Nia King and Elena Rose reading from Queer and Trans Artists of Color. Ill be reading new work about the end of the world (no drama). More info Coming Soon.

1/23/2017 I would like to start the year addressing the need for Revolution. Completing the Next World Tarot has taken on new meaning, although not new enough because the fight for ownership of our bodies never stopped in disenfranchished communities. The Next World is about destroying the white supremacist, misogynist foundations of our police state; and destroying the seeds being planted by those who suddenly feel empowered by the hateful bigotry fueling our new U.S. Presidency.

Ive added new Next World Tarot Cards to THE CROADCORE MALL and the ARTWORK, for sale as well as free downloads. All prints are now printed on 12"x18", 110lb Finch Fine Archival Paper.

REVOLUTION (Also known as The Tower) is available for FREE DOWNLOAD as a High Resolution Poster; and for sale as a 12"x18" Print at THE CROADCORE MALL. All Proceeds on REVOLUTION Orders will be donated to STAND WITH STANDING ROCK, as the Trump administration has announced a second attempt at the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Also at The Mall, you will find new prints for THE KNIGHT OF SWORDS, THE HIGH PRIESTESS, & THE QUEEN OF CUPS.

In ARTWORK, Im adding REVOLUTION and THE KNIGHT OF SWORDS. Im sharing REVOLUTION, (also known as The Tower) because its high time to destroy the systems that no longer serve us. Sustainable energy sources can exist as long as we acknowledge that destroying the earth and communities of color for access to fossil fuels is environmental terrorism. As the water becomes poisoned, the politcians become hungry for wealth. No blood for oil became the theme of the war on Iraq; and it rings true from Syria to Standing Rock. When we acknowledge the truth, we can commit to resistance in our home. Boycotting oil corporations and honoring ancient systems of protecting the earth's resources, while knowing that submitting to capitalism is sometimes the only choice given to us. In response, THE KNIGHT OF SWORDS is who we'll hold as we are fighting harder than ever, letting our freak flags fly, and destroying the establishment by making revolutionary choices. There will be danger, we will be derailed, we will discover tangents upon tangents of new struggles through every gaslight of unwelcome darkness and every microagression exhibited by our opressors. The Knight of Swords is the rumbling thunder of our almost-healed hearts, as they slice through horror and heal a world that will fall apart without them.

Please stay tuned for next month when I launch ROUND TWO of PRE-ORDERS. The Next World Tarot Deck is almost complete with just 2-3 months to go; and there is aboout 800 unclaimed decks in the first self-published pressing, with a short run of 2000. Please follow me @croadcore on Instagram or Twitter; or keep reloading this website for news on getting your copy of NEXT WORLD TAROT.

Excuse me while I finish the last 20 something cards <3

 

12/21/16 In the wake of the global doom we are seeing on the street and screen, Im honored to share that Ill be exhibiting over 25 pieces of The Next World Tarot alongside a pioneer of queer resistance, photographer Luis Carle at Exploring Queer Space. Luis Carle has been photohraphing Queer Latinx movements in NYC since the late 1980s and through the 90s and today. Opening Reception on December 28th at 4-8PM.

In more event news, Ill be venturing out west for the The Lookouting! A Celebration of Lookout Records (mostly to nerd out) On January 4th Ill be reading during the Lookout! Bookout at the Berkeley Public Library with Michelle Cruz Gonzales of Spitboy, Kamala and the Karnivores, and author of The Spitboy Rule. We called the night "iCABRONAS!" cause thats what we will serve.

And on the US Presidential inauguration night, Ill be splitting the walls with over 70 amazing artists at Handbills of Subversion: Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women, and the Gays at MF Gallery. We will be showing handbill sized art with reaction to the horrifying Trump administration; in honor of the half-page sized flyers, zines, and DIY art. Proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

Exploring Queer Space: Latinx Queer Identity in the Works of Cristy C. Road and Luis Carle
12/28-12/30/2016 @Rogue Space Chelsea, NY, NY

Cristy C. Road will exhibit original works from the Next World Tarot and Luis Carle will show his collection of photographs documenting the queer movements in NYC of the 1990's. December 28-30, 12PM-6PM
Click Here For More Info

iCABRONAS! Readings by Michelle Cruz Gonzales and Cristy C. Road
1/4/2017 @Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA

Michelle Cruz Gonzales and Cristy Road are both authors, have both fronted punk bands, and will both be reading from their recent works at the West Branch! 7-8PM
Click Here For More Info

Handbills of Subversion: Tremendous Art from Losers, Nasty Women, and the Gays
1/20/2017 @MF Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Over 70 artists create handbill-sized art in reaction to the Trump administration. Curated by Sarah Antoinette Martin. 7-10PM
Click Here For More Info

11/14/2017 We live in a country that's founded on racism and houses billions of people who evade social conciousness and hold on to the great american dream of ethnic cleansing (remember, the original dream involved the genocide of Native Americans?). It is not a surprise that a popular billionaire and television personality has mobilized these great american dreamers from the woodworks, putting a white supremacist sexual predator and environmental terrorist in the presidential office. Its not a surprise; but a tragedy that validates the fact that we have to continue to fight for our safety, for marginalized bodies, and practice resistance. Marginalized groups KNOW mobilization, we just dont expect state-sanctioned power, something easily accessible by the Majority Rule; a rule that doesnt exclude white supremacist hate and bigotry. So as we await garbage, I'll act with resilience and fight for the truth.

Maintaining resilience during times of darkness is difficult but possible, through the self-preserving notions of relating to nature and self before relating to the powers that destroy us. This energy is evident in my favorite Tarot Card, THE HIGH PRIESTESS. The High Priestess wields intuitive knowledge in order to create her own safety outside of the system.

The High Priestess, along with the King of Pentacles and The Wheel of Fortune from The Next World Tarot will be on View at Lucky You!, an exhibit on our definitions of luck, being held at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA. November 13th-January 1st. The Next World Tarot Deck, however, will not be completed until 2017. Keep your eyes peeled for Pre-Sales coming in the winter.

In other exhibit news, starting today on this fateful election day of death, Im pleased to take part in El Museo Del Barrio's Curated exhibit at Robert Blackburn 20/20; Paper Hotshots, a show focused on printed work by Latinx Comic and Illustration creators.

Lucky You! At Museum of Latin American Art
11/13/16-1/1/17 @Museum of Latin American Art

The Port to Learning Gallery at the Museum of Latin American Art presents Lucky You!, an exhibition that explores the concept of luck and the various ways it is acknowledged, understood, and expressed. Lucky You! will feature works by local artists as well as pieces from MOLAA’s Permanent Collection. For More Info Please Visit: https://www.molaa.org/exhibition/lucky-you/

Paper Hot Shots Exhibition
11/9/16 @Blackburn 20/20, NYC

El Museo del Barrio and The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop collaborate again on an exhibition at the Blackburn 20/20 gallery space. Paper Hotshots features the work of 30 contemporary Latinx artists working in comics or illustration or influenced by the traditions of comics and graphic novels. For More Info Please visit:
http://www.elmuseo.org/el-museo-blackburn/


Queer Latinx Artists Exhibition
12/28-12/30/16 @Rogue Space Chelsea, NYC

Details TBA

10-11-16 Its "National Coming out Day"-- a holiday (and that sense of pride) that took me 26 years to truly own-- and therefore an appropriate time to announce that Im celebrating Revolution Radio, Green Day's new album about survival, by offering a FREE PRINTS GIFT PACK with your purchase of SPIT AND PASSION, while Supplies last! SPIT AND PASSION is my Coming Out Memoir about staying in the closet and letting Green Day's music guide me into a sense of safety. Coming out may represent a light at the end of a haunting, dark tunnel; but many people spend years walking towards that light. We have to honor our individual journey's and the way we have thrived inside of our closets. Coming Out is a privilege and SAFETY IS NOT UNIVERSAL. Please Checkout SPIT AND PASSION if you havent yet! You can place your order BY CLICKING THIS LINK, or through the CROADCORE MALL, although my personal Mall supplies are limited.

Soon I will update you with details on upcoming these events + details on pre-ordering NEXT WORLD TAROT!

XXX TAKE CARE CAUSE YOU ARE IMPORTANT XXX

For upcoming Acoustic performances please visit cristyroad.bandcamp.com

Postcards from The Edge: Posters and Artwork of the NYC Punk Scene
10/1-10/16 @MF Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Ill have these flyers up + for sale in poster-form at POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE: Posters and Artwork of the NYC Punk Scene, an art exhibit at MF GALLERY featuring NYC punk show flyers and other imagery from a bunch of different NYC punk communities. Featuring work by FLY, GARY GILMORE, JOE SIMKO & SHITTONS MORE. (MF Gallery @ 213 Bond St. BK NYC)

Lucky You! At Museum of Latin American Art
11/1/16-1/1/17 @Museum of Latin American Art

Details TBA

Paper Hot Shots Exhibition
11/1/16 @Blackburn 20/20, NYC

Details TBA

Queer Latinx Artists Exhibition
12/28-12/30/16 @Rogue Space Chelsea, NYC

Details TBA

9/4/2016 While I continue to hide all of my recent work for Next World Tarot from the www, Im inredibly stoked to have participated in two important events this summer: Visions from the Inside artist collaboration with CultureStrike, and Artists Assemble: Empowerment and Inspiration in Contemporary Comics at MOLAA.

Visions from the Inside is a project organized by CultureStrike, in partnership with Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement, End Family Detention , Families For Freedom, and NWDC Resistance. CultureStrike brought together 12 artists from across the country (including myself) to create illustrations inspired by letters penned by detained migrants. My piece is up on the ARTWORK, as well as on Visions from The Inside.

ARTISTS ASSEMBLE: Empowerment and Inspiration in Contemporary Comics is this month's exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA. This exhibit features artists who highlight characters, events, and stories traditionally excluded from mainstream comic book art and culture. Over 40 artists are showing individual sketches, hand drawn panels, mini-comics, comic books, video art, and digital images, as well as illustrations, sculptures, installation, paintings, and photographs. I'm exhibiting the original art for Querida Yaya, Sin Verguenza, and The Queen of Cups.

If youre not in the Southern California area between now and September 18th, you can checkout any of my upcoming local performances and exhibits in NYC + DESAFINADOS Festival Chicago, IL this October.

SEE YOU SOON --<--<-<--@

ARTISTS ASSEMBLE: Empowerment and Inspiration in Contemporary Comics
7/17-9/18 @Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
MOLAA Show

Ill be exhibiting along 40 artists for Artists Assemble. For more info visit https://www.molaa.org/events/exhibition-opening-artists-assemble-empowerment-inspiration-contemporary-comics/

Benefit for Pulse, Orlando
8/5 @Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn NY

Ill be performing spoken word with w/ Ratas En Zelo, Amor y Sacrificio, Worriers, Thin Lips

A Tribute and Benefit for Erik Peterson
8/14 @Gold Sounds 44 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Ill be performing acoustic solo songs with Out of System Transfer, Comrades, Brook Pridemore, Yula Beeri, Early Riser

FLAME CON 2 : NYC'S QUEER COMIC CON
8/20 @ The Marriot, Brooklyn Bridge

NYC's first Queer Comic Con! Ill be reading and performing along with a million other rad queer Comic artists. For more info please visit www.flamecon.org

Spoken Word Performance
9/14 @C'Mon Everybody, Brooklyn NY

w/ Erica Freas, Hot Tears, and Fleabite

Postcards from The Edge: Posters and Artwork of the NYC Punk Scene
10/1-10/16 @MF Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Ill have these flyers up + for sale in poster-form at POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE: Posters and Artwork of the NYC Punk Scene, an art exhibit at MF GALLERY featuring NYC punk show flyers and other imagery from a bunch of different NYC punk communities. Featuring work by FLY, GARY GILMORE, JOE SIMKO & SHITTONS MORE. (MF Gallery @ 213 Bond St. BK NYC)

DESAFINADOS: Celebrating 25 years of Los Crudos,
punk underground culture in Pilsen and Little Village

10/8 @Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

DESAFINADOS is a week long exhibit focusing on the beautiful history of punk and underground culture in Pilsen and Little Village in Chicago. There will be amazing performances, panels, & art fairs. Im honored to be speaking on the 8th for Desafinados Queer Night . Please visit http://www.crudosoy.com/ for more info.

6/30/2016 I never felt safe enough to come out in Florida, until I had a community that felt secret enough because it was big enough. The state of violence against queer people is why we tirelessly attack the root of the problem: fundamentalist hate; learned hate; systematic hate. So we make art, we start organizations, we organize mass protests, we perform direct actions against the institutions that are harrowing to our existence.... only for the cycle to continue, and keep us exhausted, so we can work on ourselves, only to get back out there pa luchar. Because as much as we can create and revolutionize; we still wonder if our work is even allowed in half the mainstream institutions that baby malditos y traya have access to.

This is why I keep trying, despite the setbacks in publishing and the media's limited interest in real fucking talk.... Right now Im working on THE NEXT WORLD TAROT, a 78-card Tarot deck illuminating the concept of a post-apocalyptic, post-hetero-patriarchial society. To passive aggresively bitch about the ammount of time it takes me to feel comfortable with showing new cards out of the prospective 78; today I will share the Queen of Cups. She defines patience and understanding and facing the most fucked odds with her struggle and self grounded firmly on the sand. Please check her out with all her friends in the ARTWORK.

Speaking of grounding ourselves, Ill be reading in the perfornance portion of July 2nd's Break The Chains: Queer Dance Party in Brooklyn. Ill be sharing the stage with Afro-Latinx Reggae-Rock Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, and Boston Riot-Folk; Evan Greer.

Later in the Summer in Brooklyn, ill be speaking at Flame Con, NYC's first queer comic con! More details to come soon.

MORE EVENTS + NEW ART SUPER SOON UNLIKE LAST TIME <3

BREAK THE CHAINS: QUEER DANCE PARTY
July 2nd 2016 @Silent Barn, Brooklyn NY

w/ Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Evan Greer

FLAME CON 2 : NYC'S QUEER COMIC CON
August 20th @ The Marriot, Brooklyn Bridge

NYC's first Queer Comic Con! Ill be reading and performing along with a million other rad queer Comic artists. For more info please visit www.flamecon.org

4-21-16 So Im not sure if youre into astrology or not, but my moon is in cancer, so thats my excuse for not scanning any new work for NEXT WORLD TAROT. Please check me out on Instagram @croadcore for more frequent (but still not that frequent and awkward quality) or in progress Tarot Cards. Until then, please checkout all these rad upcoming panels Ill be participating discussing race, gender, and underground music subcultures in NYC:
Women CLAP BACK in Music and the Arts
Saturday, April 30 @10AM
@The New School, Klein Conference Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

In social media, “clapbacks” are strong rebuttals to derogatory and insulting anonymous comments. They respond to racial and sexual disparities in the online world, but how does this resistance work in our real-life arts worlds? How do women who are active in alternative scenes like metal or punk, or DJs, writers, journalists, photographers, and pornographers push beyond the assumptions they constantly face? This one-day symposium features writers, activists, musicians, and creative artists whose presence as women of color, queer, trans* and/or gender non-conforming enables them to clap back to patriarchal, sexist, and racially intolerant creative spaces today. Ill be particiating in one of five panels, Are You Quirky? Challenging the Status Quo in Arts and Culture: "Not only are women of color participating in the alternative arts, they are creating unique perspectives that shatter stereotypes and inspire others. Join a discussion led by cosplayers, graphic designers and other artists who are breaking boundaries".

Women in Rock & Metal Music
Wednesday, May 4th @7PM
 @ Barnard College – Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, New York, NY

Women in Rock & Metal Music seeks to explore how women of varying ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and sexuality, so often marginalized, navigate their participation and construct spaces of liminality through their art, musicianship and voice. Ill be discussing gender, race, violence, and acceptance in the NY rock and metal scene with fellow panelists – Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom Magazine Creator/Editor), Kristen Korvette (Creator of the feminist site -Slutist ), Laina Dawes (Author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal), and Justina Villanueva (Heavy Metal photographer and artist).

3-16-16 Springtime came early to Brooklyn, making it easier to navigate the possibility of having a racist tyrant run the country; as well as the usual surges of street harassment and PTSD. In art news, however, everythings great, because I'm so honored to have created the cover art for Gabby Rivera's new Novel, JULIET TAKES A BREATH. Gabby is bringing a refreshingly angry and honest Afro-Latinx voice to queer lit. Please click all these links and check out Gabby's amazing work.

And in other book news, please welcome the new updated cover for the next pressing of the epic book THE REVOLUTION STARTS AT HOME: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. This book was originally compiled and edited by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Ching-In Chen, & Jai Dulani in 2011. Please checkout this important work, soon to be back in print on AK Press.

With all this said, I am going to go back into my cave and hopefully, a month from now, this update will include atleast 10 new Tarot Cards from the NEXT WORLD TAROT for your viewing enjoyment (sorry I am still weird about in progress work?). Until then, please checkout my upcoming NY events at Interference Archive and Colgate University......

STAY GOLD... <3 <3 CCR

OUR COMICS OURSELVES
Thursday, March 17, 2016
@ Interference Archive, 131 8th St. Brooklyn NY

Join the Paper Cuts reading series with readings by Comic writers and artists: Cristy C. Road, Anna Flinchbaugh, Christopher Kardambikis, KJ Martinet, Drew Miller, Hazel Newlevant, and
Robert Richburg. For more info, CLICK HERE

SLIDESHOW & LECTURE for Queer Latina Visualities
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
@ Colgate University, 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY

Ill be reading new work, showing and discussing the NEXT WORLD TAROT, and holding a workshop on navigating art, mental health, and culture as a visual artist and Latinx queer culture creator.

 

 

 

Checkout My RESUME for an archive of past events.