Welcome to Coiled! Coiled is a graphic novel by Peter Gruenbaum and Amanda Kingsley, with new pages published on this website every week.

Coiled is cyber-fiction that takes place in present-day Seattle’s Central District, home to many East African immigrant families. Joshua, a boy from the suburb of Redmond, is on a mission to find his mother, who suddenly disappeared from his life. He traces her path to the neighborhood of Yesler Terrace, and then eventually into an extraordinary virtual world, populated by soldiers, computer scientists, and a mysterious black jaguar.

Coiled is illustrated in two styles: the virtual world is drawn in shades of gray, and the real world is drawn with pen and ink.

Why the name Coiled? That’s for you to find out. But here’s a hint: it refers to an invention created by Thomas Edison’s biggest rival.