Coilhouse Co-Editors Interviewed by Gala Darling!

Gala Lumière Darling:

I believe in being enthusiastic & passionate, & thinking big. I believe in turning the music up loud. I believe in celebrating every day, & getting dressed up for the occasion. I love life. I’m a candy-haired gangster with big plans.

We love Gala Darling. She’s a go-getting, effervescent font of optimism, practicality, wisdom and whimsy all in one stunning package. Gala’s been a supportive friend of our venture from day one, sending over one of our first (and biggest) bursts of readers when the blog launched back in October of 2007. We three lucky ladies are honored and tickled oh-so-very pink to have been interviewed by the fuchsia-tinted juggernaut about our Big Coilhouse Adventure thus far. Read it here.

Gala, dahling. We could just drown you in kisses and cupcakes. Thank you again.

8 Responses to “Coilhouse Co-Editors Interviewed by Gala Darling!”

  1. R. Says:

    That’s actually how I found out about Coilhouse. <3

  2. Alice Says:

    She’s how I found out about this lovely blog as well! And while Coilhouse certainly occupies the biggest blog-chamber of my heart, Gala’s never ceases to inspire me.

  3. Jerem Morrow Says:

    Like the Baba Yaga, COILHOUSE’s reach is long. And growing longer. Happily.

    Only…you guys aren’t old hags. Nor do ya live in chicken leg houses…that I know of. Didn’t she eat babies too? Or was that Mignola’s doing?

  4. David Forbes Says:

    A great interview. It definitely bought a smile to my face. Thanks again, you all have really created something special here.

    Jerem: Yup, she eats the chilluns’

  5. Jessica Says:

    What a treat on a rainy morning….the Coiltriumverate never ceases to fascinate. Well done lovelies. Complete with Morrissey quote too! Yaay! *wink* Nadya, I loved your awful anecdote about Flaunt (don’t we all have one of those humiliations tucked away in some dark corner of the memory!)
    It’s great that you three don’t pull any punches in speaking about how much hard work has gone into this, or the reality of juggling a job and a passion. Success stories so often come down to dogged determination, endless enthusiasm and learning, under fire, how to hurtle larger obstacles every day. I’m so proud of you, for what you’ve already accomplished and in anticipation of what will come next!

  6. Gala Says:

    Swoon-o-rama! <3

  7. Skerror Says:

    Cool to hear more of the origins. Speaking of Baba Yaga…there IS kind of a mystical vibe that resonates off the three of you. I sometimes think of the witches from Macbeth…except what they did with eye of newt and frog toes, y’all do with words and style.

    Zo, I like you promoting reading in there. Read to achieve kids!

  8. Tequila Says:

    Ah Gala…easily a girl you fall for even if you only from a glimpse a mile away. Her bright nature both in intellect and style form that positive light on otherwise dreary days. That energy she has! What a dynamo of wonderful little brain drippings when most blogs just regurgitate the same content without end. Oh I heart her so.

    The interview is one I hope gets archived for future reference. Not just because it’s a GOOD interview but because anyone starting out on their own grand projects can take something away from it. I’ve been dragging my feet with a few graphic novels for YEARS and this bit pinpoints why…

    “Meredith: Honestly, I wish I’d had more confidence in myself and my abilities in my early-to-mid twenties. I was too timid. I should have just gone for it, instead of waiting around for permission from… who? From no one! Morrissey said it well: “Shyness is nice, and / Shyness can stop you / From doing all the things in life you’d like to.”

    I think we’ve all done that…waited for permission or felt what we has wasn’t quite ready instead of just getting on with it. So regardless of what happens Coilhouse stands as tangible proof that one can get beyond that shyness or self imposed reservations against pushing forward with an idea. I still remember buying my copy of the magazine and privately going “Well hell…why not I?” It’s not as though you gals waited to be touched on the head by the Magazine Gods or like JFK jr. when he did George just had millions to toss away no matter what. It went from a whisper on the grapevine to something I paid $15 pretty damn fast. It’s rare to be close to something that inspiring. Sappy as that may sound.

    Great ideas abound but follow through and execution…that’s the real legacy of artists and dreamers. It’s also where the real fun is.