At 12 years old, Cristy C. Road was struggling between the balance of the traditions of a Cuban Catholic family and her newfound queer identity. Stuck in a world of mind-numbing suburban conformity, she found salvation in the form of punk band Green Day. She found comfort in the closet, where her love of punk rock developed and fermented into a 'chronic obsession'. Road's angst led her down a path to self-acceptance, until she finally felt she belonged. Spit and Passion is a graphic vel depicting Road's teenage years and the moments that led her to self-acceptance.
Cristy C. Road's career began with Greenzine, a punk rock zine, which she made for ten years. She has since published Indestructible, an illustrated novel about high school; Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick, a postcard book; and Bad Habits, a love story about self-destruction and healing. She has also illustrated countless album covers, book jackets, and political organization propaganda. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.