69 seconds with … Brandon Gaukel, creative director of Sad Mag

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Spend 69 seconds with Brandon Gaukel, Creative Director of Sad Mag which celebrates its one-year anniversary with a fundraiser on Saturday, October 9th at The Cultch.

01Your first job.
My first job was hauling rebar for my dad’s construction company. Steel toe boots and everything. I am Butch Queen Realness.


02The job you wanted as a child.
I think I wanted to be an actor? I love attention but serious roles scare me. I am more of a funny guy.

03Your hero.
Three heroes and none of them are the same: Kelly Cutrone, my dad and Peter Beard (an amazing photographer that changes the way you see beauty)

04Your biggest indulgence.
PBR and coffee. In the morning I make a pot a coffee and the magic happens. “Chickity CHA CHA!” Those who know me that around noon I type faster than a cheetah on speed.

05Favorite restaurant.
Campagnolo on Main Street.

06The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
A) If I didn’t say my boyfriend Kreag, I am sure I would get in trouble. B) Beer C) My Camera

07Complete this sentence: I first kissed a boy…
When I went skinny dipping in the Rotary Pool.

08The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
Late. “Brandon Time” means a half an hour later than he said….

09 Something no one knows about you (and you are willing to share).
That I have planned my wedding and set a date and I haven’t been proposed to yet.

10 The one thing you any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
My favourite thing about Vancouver is the people around me. Cheesy but totally true. So my friends and visitors coming through town always have dinner with my friends.

MEET Brandon Gaukel

Brandon GaukelBrandon Gaukel is the creative director of Sad Mag. Gaukel spends his time photographing drag queens, muscle Marys and party monsters for the Vancouver’s queer community.

One half of Queer Bash, Gaukel and his posse create queer culture and eastside nightlife that is ridiculous and contagious.

Sad Mag is celebrating its first year in publishing this Saturday at the Cultch. The Sad Mag Live! First Anniversary Fundraiser features live interviews and performances with some of Vancouver’s best and brightest artists, performers and organizers. Tickets are $18, and can be purchased from The Cultch, online at www.thecultch.com or at the box office. Ticket proceeds go directly to Sad Mag Writers & Artists Fund, which sustains the magazine’s content. More info at www.sadmag.ca

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