Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick: A Book of Postcards
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Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick: A Book of Postcards

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Basking in the trenches of leftover teen angst, punk rock, and brutal honesty, author Cristy Road romanticizes the underdog in this collection of five years of artwork. Featured on 90 tear-out postcards, her work includes a poster for a punk show, a feminist flyer, a magazine spread, and an album cover.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Microcosm Publishing
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HeavyReader
Mar 23, 2008 HeavyReader rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: folks who love art and punks
Shelves: based-on-zines
I received this book to review for the Feminist Review blog (http://feministreview.blogspot.com). Here is what I wrote:

I really dig postcards. They’re the cheapest way to send a bit of mail to friends, a quick and inexpensive hello that doesn’t involve computer technology. Postcards are tangible and real, something that can be hung on the wall or stuck in a journal so every time the receiver looks at it, she/he can think sweet thoughts about the sender. It’s especially nice when the picture on t...more
Rand
Nov 03, 2013 Rand rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: subverts/greendoms/punx/riotgrrls
Shelves: beat, comix, travel
The brief introductory essay is a poetry that makes this book worth picking up.

The perforated postcards make for an evocative and imaginative medium for your snail mail and/or decorative porpoises.

I'll be looking out for more of Road's work. If you like well-drawn rough characters, you'll love this little gem.
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Im a Cubanita from Miami, living in Brooklyn, and I'm more of an artist than a writer, or a guitarist. Ive never recieved formal writing/english instruction, and to top it off, Spanish is my first language. I have little interest in developing this knowledge. Im amidst working on a graphic novel- less text, more art, less anglicized language. My name was anglicized for the sake of identifying as a...more
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