Our intention is to capture bits of our present, our human condition. Some say better times will never be, some say better times are yet to come. For us, there’s only one moment. Constant and never ending. For that moment, we praise.

We call it The Joy.

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Our Zines.


The Joy. Issue N.3. 
Illustrations by Clea Eppelin, Marco Kelso and Tomo77. 
Orange cover, bond paper, 32 pages, offset.

The Joy. Issue N.2. 
Illustrations by Clea Eppelin, Marco Kelso and Tomo77. 
Yellow cover, bond paper, 32 pages, offset.

The Joy. N1
Illustrations by Clea Eppelin, Marco Kelso and Tomo77.
White cover, bond paper, 32 pages, offset.

Las Power. N.1.
Illustrations by Clea Eppelin.
Xerox, 16 pages.

Illustrations by Marco Kelso.
Xerox, 8 pages.


Where to find our zines.

Elliot Bay Book Co. Seattle (map)
Push/Pull. Seattle (map)
Swerve Zine Library. Seattle (itinerant zine library)
Floating World Comics. Portland (map)
Microcosm Publishing. Portland (map)

Costa Rica
Buhólica. San José (map)
Denki Records. San José (map)
Libros Duluoz. San José (map)

or send us a DM on Instagram or an email to hope@loveandanxiety.com and we can mail you a zine.
We take Venmo, PayPal or cold-hard cash!

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Audio & visual

The Joy E.P.


The Joy EP is Fanque's sound landscapes that accompany each new issue of The Joy. To listen to the project click on the image or on this link to go to our bandcamp.


Cerca (Close). Short film. 2015. 16'


Clea Eppelin's short film explores the relationship between a mother and her three daughters is explored in this lyrical and poignant meditation on growing up. Best Short Film at FICR15.

Written, directed and produced by: Clea Eppelin
Production Assistant: Marco Kelso
Music: Pablo Rojas, Marco Kelso y Ana Laws


Exhibitions & events


Lorem Ipsum. Breves anotaciones sobre la historia del diseño gráfico en Costa Rica.  Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de Costa Rica. Curated by: Daniel Soto Morúa. From June 14-Set 01, 2018 


About the collective

The Love & Anxiety Collective is a group of Costa Rican artists exploring through our illustrations and other mediums, our point of view about our human condition.

Clea Eppelin. Filmmaker & illustrator. @cleaeppelin

Clea Eppelin. Filmmaker & illustrator.

Tomo 77. Designer & illustrator @tomo77

Tomo 77. Designer & illustrator

MarcoK. Designer & illustrator @marcokelso

MarcoK. Designer & illustrator

Fanque. Musician & designer @fanque

Fanque. Musician & designer

Longina León. Producer @edgina

Longina León. Producer


Your support makes a big difference

We are an independent art collective. We are not affiliated to any organization and our publications are funded by us. Your contributions are highly valued as they allow us to keep publishing and distributing our work.

You can support us by joining our Patreon campaign and become an ongoing collaborator.


Contact us.

Send us an mail to: hope @ loveandanxiety.com