Simple and classic. Photograph by Dan Elstone.
Simple and classic. Photograph by Dan Elstone.

As the Sad Mag family excitedly moves closer to our launch date on September 17, we’ll be giving sadmag.ca visitors exclusive sneak peeks into our premier issue. Check back in the coming weeks as we preview original content right here.

“This is espresso, yet also honey, a rich, velvet shot suddenly melts into a lukewarm cup in twin columns, falling, flowing; it is sweet in taste and deeper in complexity. The adorable little doppio espresso in your palm hums with caffeine, caked with the pollen of its blonde foam, its crema; alive, fresh, and born from the cocoon of a bean.”

— Adam Cristobal
ISSUE ONE, FALL 2009

Cory weeds in his office. Photograph by Eric Thompson
Cory Weeds in his office. Photograph by Eric Thompson.

As the Sad Mag family excitedly moves closer to our launch date on September 17, we’ll be giving sadmag.ca visitors exclusive sneak peeks into our premier issue. Check back in the coming weeks as we preview original content right here.

“Jazz is a live event punctuated by a pall of heavy tobacco smoke, the strong bite of a cocktail overladen with gin, the sight of men and women hunched over their instruments, working frenetically to produce galloping melodies, and the excited buzz of conversation and applause in a dimly lit basement bar.”

— Tom Cullen
ISSUE ONE, FALL 2009

Sad Mag throws good parties. Photograph © Lon Garrick.

Sad Magazine makes its smashing debut on Thursday, September 17 at the ANZA club in Vancouver, BC. Join us for a night of drag, great music, and cheap drinks!

Thursday, September 17, 2009
ANZA Club, #3 West 8th Avenue (@Ontario)
8:00 p.m. to late!
$5—$10 suggested donation

The event features musical performances by our cover star and feature story, Isolde N. Barron, DJ sets by Jef Leppard and DJBJ vs. Lonny Gaga, and art installations from Vancouver’s best emerging visual artists.

The event is a fundraiser, so come early, stay late, and bring your friends. Sad Mag loves you.

RSVP on Facebook.


Makeup artist and coverstar Isolde N. Barron. Photograph by Brandon Gaukel

Sad Magazine is proud to be launching its first issue in September, 2009. Our premier edition is brimming with alternative accounts of Vancouver’s art and culture, as witnessed by our city’s most talented writers, illustrators, and photographers under 40.

Look for Sad Mag in popular book, clothing, music retailers and salons for free starting September 18, or attend our launch party on September 17 to get the first look.