Coilhouse Issue 02 is About to Rock Your Soulmeat


Issue 02 is real! And it’s out in just a few days! Yes – it’s finally happening, and this is your first sneak peek. You’re looking at the inside cover, featuring badass beauty warrior queen Margaret Cho. We won’t reveal the s0oper se3krit, ultra-faboo cover cover for a few more days, but we can tell you three things about it. Number one, it was shot exclusively for Coilhouse, so you’ve never seen it before. Number two, there are many more pigeons in it. Many, many more. And number three, while Margaret’s not on the outside cover, the person on the cover is one of her most notorious partners in crime. Who can it be, now? You’ll find out very soon!

Expect a full post announcing the contents Issue 02 soon. Get your dollars ready. This will be a great New Year’s gift, and a great gift for slackers who like to give their Christmas gift after the holiday has passed. (Uh… that’s our clever way of saying we won’t have it stocked in time for it to arrive on the 25th.)

Everyone who worked on this feels that Coilhouse Issue 02 has gone above and beyond what was accomplished with Issue 01. While 01 will always remain special (and “special,” considering the typos) to us, with this issue we really progressed to the next level in every area, from the depth of content, to overall cohesiveness, to the graphic design. The difference between Issue 01 and Issue 02 is a bit like the difference between the pilot episode and the first real episode of a series. You’ll see what we mean. Just you wait!

44 Responses to “Coilhouse Issue 02 is About to Rock Your Soulmeat”

  1. Jerem Morrow Says:

    Hell yes!

  2. nicolas Says:

    Wonderful! Issue 1 was great, I just can’t wait for issue 2!

  3. Ben Morris Says:

    Everyone involved says it’s better than 01? I had high expectations already but that just raised ’em. I second Jerem’s “Hell yes!”

  4. Jessica Says:

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Can’t wait to feast my eyes…and my soulmeat!

  5. m1k3y Says:

    <3 Daria so much.

    Oh and way to go! Can’t wait to check out the new issue.. maximum *powah* to y’all!!!

  6. Verity Says:

    Fantestical! Can’t wait to receive it.

  7. Shay Says:

    Yay! Can’t wait..!

  8. Tanya Says:

    Weee! I’m super duper excited. Can’t wait to have them ALL so I can sell them on Ebay when you’re all faaaamous!! (I’m absolutely joking. About selling on Ebay. I’m serious about you being faaaaamous part)

  9. andrew Says:

    so when’s the release party? the last one was fabulous.

  10. Mer Says:

    No party this time, sorry.

    Maybe if everyone (AND I DO MEAN ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE) buys a copy of #02, we can throw another righteous bash.


  11. David Forbes Says:

    This is the sort of news that calls for long, beautiful peals of joyous maniacal laughter.

  12. Shien Lee Says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait! Congratulations :)

  13. Molly Crabapple Says:

    I have been waiting for this with bated breath!

  14. PUREVILE! Says:

    How FUCKIN HOTTT does Margaret Cho look!!! SHIT!!!!!

    I love that woman!!!!She’s funny fabulous AND supports my people!!! {the gays ‘natch}

    I will sit waiting outside my local magazine proprieter clutching money and waiting for it’s arrival!!!

  15. PapaJoeMambo Says:

    Beyond excited My-Good-Ladies!

    Most frabjously bedangled with glee!

  16. celestyna Says:

    Yay! My first issue has been terribly lonely.
    Go Cho!

  17. tymcode Says:

    Sounds great! Any word on when we can subscribe?

  18. R. Says:

    I am so ready for this! Can’t wait but I will learn to be patient and Margaret Cho looks effing fantastic on the cover. <3

  19. Jerem Morrow Says:

    Forbes and I have discussed it, and we’re both fairly adamant about the next CH shindig being thrown on the EAST coast. Yes? Yes.

  20. Abigail Says:

    Ah can’t wait! This photo is fantastic. SO ordering it the second that it’s possible!

  21. Lolla Says:

    this came faster, than I expected…the first issue, still smells like from the printer.
    Great job!!!

  22. Erin Says:

    Margaret Cho!! I plan to buy two copies again. Looking forward to seeing the evolution continue!

  23. la mome neant Says:

    Fantastic cover! I can’t wait to read it!

  24. Infamous Amos Says:

    Coilhouse 2: Electric Boogaloo
    Coilhouse 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold
    Nadya, Zoe, and Mer’s Bogus Journey

    …alright, I’m done with that analogy. Still, great news. I will start shaking down the neighbourhood kids for lunch money post haste. Ah, what the hell, one more for the road…

    Coilhouse 2: The Wrath of Cho

  25. Jani Says:

    Hopefully I am at home when this is published so I can make the order right away.

  26. BlueAnchorNatasha Says:

    Im very excited.. For several reasons! =D

  27. k paul blume Says:

    …I only wish somebody…anybody in this wretched town carried it.

  28. Rachel Haywire Says:

    Nice… I want a subscription!

  29. christiane Says:

    wheee! i envy the pigeon content

  30. planetdamage Says:

    Sooner than we all expected! Love and respect to y’all, waiting for the paypal button :)

  31. Kylla Says:

    I can’t wait for Issue 02! I’m really looking forward to it.

  32. Tequila Says:

    @andrew…if one thinks about it nothing states we the people cannot throw a bash in honor of the hard working ladies…or at the very least have many drinks on their behalf.

    I patiently wait for the awesomeness of Issue The Second. I will feast on it like I did the first…

    Also…damn….Margaret Cho is lookin damn amazing in that shot. Hot!

  33. Anja Flower Says:

    HOOOOLY SNORKFORBLES! That’s Margaret Cho? Margaret CHO? I couldn’t farkin’ tell! Jeeeezus!

  34. Rudi Says:

    Yay!! I can trade more of my cash for awesome brain food again. As far as whom is on the front cover, my guess is three letters, AFP ;)

  35. Nadya Says:

    Infamous Amos: You’re hired. :)

    Rudi: Probably because many people also guessed that (considering that she and Mer are frequent collaborators), in the spirit of keeping up the suspense, I will truthfully tell you that your supposition is incorrect. Keep guessin’!

    Subscriptions: Guys, I’m really sorry, but subscriptions will not be available as of Issue 02. There are a lot of legal and financial hoops we need to jump through in order to be able to offer subscriptions, and we’re not quite there yet. The big hold-up is that we need obtain a Pariodical Permit from the USPS. Getting this permit puts our magazine in a special mailing class is what enables magazines to ship cheaply, but applying for it and getting it is a total nightmare, even for bigger magazines than us. We’re working on it!

  36. Jami Says:

    I’m so excited! This is fantastic news.

  37. thehaywire Says:

    That’s ok about the subscription… I’ll still buy every issue regardless. Keep up the amazing work.

  38. Jani Says:

    Sorry to hear that. This means I still have to grease palms of USPS mailmen for cost of magazine only for postage… Well I really am happy that dollar is cheaper than euro now, hah.

    Still going to buy that magazine for sure, didn’t mean it like that.

  39. adampark Says:

    Yay to the power of infinity! Can’t wait to exchange my local currency for your exceptional goods and/or services.

    Is there still truth to the rumour that a scant few prized copies shall be distributed through Wildilocks Melbourne, here in the Mythical Land of Aus?

  40. Laura Gardner Says:

    oooh i can’t wait, it’s just like Christmas.

  41. Steph Says:

    Is it Amanda Palmer?

    Beth Ditto?

    …Uhh, Peaches?

  42. essylt Says:

    perfect timing! just when i needed another fix… can’t wait!

  43. Nadya Says:



    Good guesses, though :)

  44. Thews Says:

    Is Selene Luna the cover model?