Heck Ketchup Co. makes material that celebrates the novel & humorous, perhaps even innocent, side of living in an imperfect world. Eva Grello Creates cute & colorful illustrative work that appeals to cat fanciers & animal lovers, looking for an artful mix of digital & analog-created work. Jonas Nakas makes beach-bum inspired work, and DIY/instructional content for the Surf/Skate/Create crowd.

City:Long Beach
Type of zines:
  • Photography
  • Cultural
  • Illustration
  • Music/Art
  • DIY/Instructional

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What are your current zines about?

Heck Ketchup Co. makes cheeky, happy art zines for the gosh-damned. We will be debuting our new insider's guide to the LBC: "Long Beach Condensed."

What methods do you use to make your zine?
  • Handwritten/drawn
  • Digital
  • Other
What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?
  • Folded
  • Stapled
How do you create your zine content?

Under the threat of an existential pitchfork, with lots of coffee.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

There are no nations, only corporations. Independent publishing is, by its nature, an act of free speech, which stands in protest of the rich writing our history for us. And it's FUN!

What does the future of zines and independent publishing look like to you?

Stone and Chisel

What was your first zine called? What was it about?

"Long Beach Condensed" is the first zine we have made together as Heck Ketchup Company. It outlines the fun, funner, and funnest things to do in Long Beach, for lost souls.

What is your favorite part of making zines?

Mostly the smells: paper, toner, ink, coffee,...zinesters... 😉

What is your biggest challenge in making zines?

Letting those little babies fly away on their own wings.

What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

This is our first zine fest together, and it feels like a right of passage as local artists. We are excited to see our friends visiting and tabling at the fest. We'll make sure to have a little something for every budget!