Coilhouse Vol. 2 on stands

Coilhouse Bb02 Alternate

Coilhouse is "a love letter to alternative culture" that exists in two forms – a glossy print quarterly and a daily blog. The magazine is produced and published by photographer Nadya Lev, artist Zoetica Ebb, and musician Meredith Yayanos.

Classic Coilhouse blog posts: Top 10 Most Preternaturally Beautiful Men, The Tarnished Beauties of Blackwell, Oklahoma, What Made You Weird? and The Pervert's Guide to Etsy.

A sampling of recent topics: Cthulhu meditation, Adagio in stop-motion origami, Mark Gormley, the "Legofication" of pop music, Meet the Feebles, whip shoes, the Magenta Foundation, stalking your junior high bullies, Outlander (vikings fighting aliens!) and thrift shop douche.

Regular blog columns include: All Tomorrows (sci-fi glories from the deviant age), Better than Coffee (Monday morning audiovisual stimulants), Zo! Style Technician (fashion adventures in space), Weekly Ad Uncoiling (ad smackdowns by copyranter).

The 96-page, perfect-bound Coilhouse print mag is designed to be the kind of magazine you keep around for years. Issue 01 included the intricate Wunderkammer sculptures of Jessica Joslin, Victorian monster portraiture by Travis Louie, a conversation with singer/iconoclast Jarboe, and an excerpt from an upcoming book by science fiction great Samuel R. Delany. Issue 02 includes a history of cyborg hands, a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the atomic bomb written by Mondo 2000 alum Joshua Ellis, neo-Rococo paper dolls by Molly Crabapple, and interviews with Mark Mothersbaugh, Margaret Cho, Selene Luna, Stephane Halleux, Andy Ristaino, Madeline von Foerster and R.U. Sirius, among others. The magazine is available in major bookstores, and can also be purchased on the site.


  1. Looks interesting. I miss the days of Omni and Amazing Stories, Sci-Fi Age…and all the art work that came with the stories.

  2. I’ve been a fan of Coilhouse since they started. It’s a brilliant blog and now an incredible magazine. The skilled writings and perfect blend of oddities make for a fabulous morning read. It’s well worth the purchase.

  3. Oh Good! So glad you’re covering Coilhouse! This is a whip-smart and sexy magazine with absolutely GORGEOUS artwork!

  4. Jake, how did you get a picture into your profile? What platform did you use? Do I need to build a brass steam-powered computer? I really prefer bronze, it’s so much prettier.

  5. Is coilhouse related in any way to Coil the band/magick workers? The mindset amd workings seem similar.

  6. Squee! Thanks so much for this, Mark!

    Hassan, we love the band Coil, and there are definitely a lot of connections there. However, I believe Nadya’s choice of the name Coilhouse is unrelated.


  7. Yay! This seems like a lovely mag. I’ve checked out the blog a few times before too. Dare I say it looks to be -maybe- a re-imagining in a modern context – of the great Mondo 2000?

    ” I’ll trade ya a vial of Paracetam for a cup of your dee-licious coffee.”

    If only Terrance Mckenna was still around.

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