“I grew up with drag queens and it fascinated me for anyone to be able to go outside, be totally different, and be themselves, and be strong about it, with their heels on, walking tall. I always admired that. I always considered that to be a superhero feature, because superheroes always change their outfits and take on a different persona. I always equated the two in a lot of ways. The idea of gender being a performance is a really bold statement that I admire in drag queens as well.”Read More
“This ‘handmade’ cheese (pun intended) tugs at the ethical fabric of what we consider to be a legitimate food. What’s too ‘out there’ to be considered edible? Then again, what’s ‘too close’ for comfort?”Read More
Patrick Kyle's most recent graphic Don’t Come in Here captures all of the strange, disorienting, and sometimes hallucinogenic realities of apartment living—realities we in Vancouver have come to know and love (or at least tolerate). We called up the artist to ask him all about Don’t Come in Here, old school printing techniques, and his upcoming event at Vancouver’s own Lucky’s Comics on May 19, 2016.Read More
The airport’s fire alarm had been going off for nearly twenty minutes before I finally started getting into its rhythm. Not once did anyone around seemed worried by the 90s drum-and-bass styled warning for us to get to safety.Read More
Make It is a non-traditional craft market devoted to fostering creativity, connection, and conscious shopping. In this three-part interview series, we asked Make It vendors about creativity, inspiration, and all things maker. This week, we talked to Laura Uy, illustrator, painter, and self-proclaimed foodie.Read More
SAD Mag’s Shannon Tien chatted with Michael DeForge about his newest graphic novel Big Kids. The duo cover a lot of ground in this sweet little interview: from teenage growing pains to philosophies of graphic representation to the challenging art of drawing “tree sex”.
After telling the alarm to snooze my device blinked––a Facebook notification. It’s so-and-so’s birthday, help them celebrate by sending them a message. It took a moment for my groggy morning mind to focus and place so-and-so’s name. Then I did. So-and-so is dead.Read More
You might recognize Amelia Garvin’s striking artwork if you’ve been checking in for our fiction and poetry series over the past few months. This week, she answered questions by Kyla Jamieson about teenage pipe dreams, high school memories, and, of course, her beautiful artwork.Read More
You might recognize Amelia Garvin’s striking artwork if you’ve been checking in for our fiction and poetry series over the past few months. This week, she answered questions by Kyla Jamieson about creating art, gathering inspiration, and translating fiction and poetry into illustrations. This is the first of a two-part series.Read More
One of the tenets of people watching is the search for answers to those wildly inconsequential questions that float on the surface of our daily tedium like lily pads, this particular one decked out in Juicy Couture.Read More
All winter, any time he saw me, Brian would push my head deep into the snowbank, his body pressing against mine, my face buried in the snow, while he whispered, Say you’re a fag. Say it, Lardo. Fat fag.
A new short story by Matthew Walsh in celebration of our upcoming High School issue, with an original illustration by Amelia Garvin.Read More