Issue 02 – On Sale this Friday!

Behold! Your first peek at the cover of Coilhouse, Issue 02. Click here for a larger version, shot by staff photographer Allan Amato. Mark your calendars for this Friday, December 26th; that’s when the magazine goes on sale on this site.

As guessed by reader Thews in a recent comment, our Issue 02 cover features the strong, seductive, smoldering Selene Luna, a 3″10 comedienne/performer who first took the world by storm as part of Velvet Hammer, the troupe that helped bring about the neo-burlesque revival. Selene writes and performs her own material onstage; one of her most notorious and confrontational burlesque acts has Selene rolling onstage in a vintage baby pram and emerging in stockings and garters, a lit cigar between her teeth. In regards to the performance, Selene Luna recently told Ministry Burlesque:

I was inspired by silent movies. I was doing a lot of research for my one-woman show focusing on the history of little people in show biz. During the silent movie era little people were employed in films a lot more than they are now because you could be more politically incorrect. In some films they’d have a little person dressed as a baby portraying a burglar or jewel thief in a wacky Keystone Cop type of thing. The ongoing theme in these movies, which were cranked out like crazy, was that a little person would team up with an average size lady, they’d pretend he was her baby and he’d be smoking a cigar. Those bits cracked me up. So that burlesque number was my play on that. I come out of the carriage with the cigar. I really wanted to tap into that aesthetic. It’s my tribute to little people’s contribution to films.

For Issue 02, Selene granted us an in-person interview that was powerful, vulnerable and humbling. She discussed her immigration experience, family, friendships, collaborations and future plans.

Beyond our cover ladies, Margaret and Selene, lies a glorious treasure trove of juicy content yet to be divulged! Issue 02 contains art, fashion, technology, music, history, geography and more. Make sure you’re here on Friday for the full reveal!

24 Responses to “Issue 02 – On Sale this Friday!”

  1. Alex Says:

    Ahhh so fantastic! Can’t wait to buy it :)

  2. Jerem Morrow Says:

    This is perfect.

  3. Alice Says:

    What a great way to extend the excitement of Christmas! I remember Selene being mentioned somewhere here on Coilhouse very briefly, so I’m excited to learn all about her from the same source, once I get Issue No. 2 in my hands!

  4. Amelia Arsenic Says:

    That’s awesome! What a great choice of cover.

    I did a research project on some of the personalities behind burlesque and I found Selene’s portrait in a book. I was intrigued by her story but couldn’t find any info about her, so I’m really excited to read this.

  5. Infamous Amos Says:

    It’s a Festivus miracle!

    Good to see Selene’s face on there, its never a bad time if you’ve got her around, I imagine. She won my heart when I first saw her in the Fefu video by the Dwarves, then hammered it home again a short time later in a Throw Rag video. The lady has some good taste in tunes. Can’t wait to read it

  6. lilita Says:

    Will the magazine be available online only? Any stockists in L.A.? I missed out on Issue #1 and am looking fwd to this issue!

  7. R. Says:

    Even if I have to wait till next week…I’m getting this baby.

  8. Valentina Says:

    you don’t even need to tell us bout the other features anyway. We already know it’s quality. I finally got my copy of the first issue and my high expectations were pleasantly surpassed. A beautiful, intellectual magazine, 100% without bullsh*t? Unheard of ’til now.

  9. BlueAnchorNatasha Says:

    I am stoked.

  10. quartie Says:

    Just wondering – is there any way of pre-ordering this? I’m guessing not as you would’ve linked it, and I’m damn well going to be on the button ready and waiting anyway!

    Thankyou, ladies. You’ve given all of us muchly glee!

  11. Nadya Says:

    Thank you, everyone! I’m glad you guys like our choice in cover. Alice, you probably remember Selene from this post.

    @ lilita: The magazine is not just available online; it’s in stores as well. It’s carried by the major bookstores, which means that you’ll likely find it on the shelves or at least be able to order it at Borders. Additionally, it’s stocked by The Daily Planet. Issue 01 is currently at Meltdown.

    @ Valentina: Aww, thank you! Where did you pick up your copy, out of curiosity? If you say “finally got” that means you probably got it in a store, because we haven’t been selling it on the site since the limited edition sold out. We have only a partial list of the stores that Coilhouse appears in, and are curious about where people are finding it.

    @ quartie: We didn’t want to let people pre-order because there’s that idea of “oh my god, what if things go terribly, horribly wrong and the truck that’s carrying the boxes of magazines goes up in flames?” Perhaps I’m being superstitious.

  12. amytiger Says:

    Whoohoo! Looking forward to ordering this :)

  13. celestyna Says:

    Wow. Beautiful cover selection!
    From the few things I’ve read/watched about her, she’s quite a powerhouse.

  14. Trommler Says:

    I know where I am spending my Christmas Cash this year

  15. Jami Says:

    So exciting! I gave NOTCOT.ORG a heads up about this, though I don’t know if/when it will be posted. :)

    I really look forward to snagging myself a copy.

  16. christiane Says:

    awesome cover choice! Im curious if there’ a story behind the pigeons? Or will I have to wait and read it? :)

    Merry Xmas Coilhouse!

  17. David Forbes Says:

    Perfect. I can’t wait to see the full reveal.

  18. Kale Kip Says:

    Looks absolutely wonderful. Deep respect for this work.

  19. Mer Says:

    Christiane, as far as I know, there are no explanations for the pigeons beyond Allan’s fevered imagination… but maybe I’m wrong.

  20. stephanie Says:

    yay!! can’t wait to see it. as always, allan does an amazing job!

  21. cappy Says:

    Far out. Love her wee chopper in those photos on her site.

  22. Tequila Says:

    I drool with anticipation…I can see this capturing much attention on the magazine racks. I always love the way skin looks in Allan’s work…it’s so textured and eye catching.

  23. gumboot Says:

    YES! YES! YES! Dear Coilhouse, don’t ever let down your guard on the visionary front. You are doing your magazine so right. Amazing cover. Looking forward to the content within on Friday.

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