SEnsitive Adult daily (or S.a.d) WAS FOUNDED by Darcy Rock in 2015 WITH a tumblr blog and THE creation of the FIRST sad zine.Sad was BORN out of a major depressive episode with the intent of reaching like-minded adults suffering with mental illness and encouraging expression of feelings and sensitivity.
Darcy’s prior studies in psychology and interest in writing led to the first zine which featured in 2016 at Sticky Institutes Festival of the Photocopier at Melbourne Town Hall.
FROM There, THE BRAIN ISSUE WAS CREATED INVITING CONTRIBUTORS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO SUBMIT AND SHARE THEIR WORK. THIS ZINE APPEARED AT A Melbourne HOUSE COMEDY SHOW ORGANISED BY Newcastle Comedian ETHAN ANDREWS.
In LIGHT OF THE 2016 SAD GRRRLS FEST (a festival created by sad grrrls club to promote gender diversity in the music industry), SENSITIVE ADULT DAILY CREATED SAD GRRRLS ZINE FEATURING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM FEMALE MELBOURNE ARTISTS AND WRITERS which was available for donation at the festival.
AFTER vowing TO "NEVER MAKE A ZINE AGAIN" darcy sought contributors once more with the fourth zine: Sad times. This featured at Sads second appearance at FoTP zine fest in 2017. This zine had the most contributors than ever and its interest continues to drive more zine creation