Belzebubs, the Wildly Popular Heavy Metal Webcomic, Debuts as a Grim, Goofy, Gorgeous Hardcover in February
Top Shelf’s Upcoming Graphic Novel Proves that Juggling Work and Family Can Be Hell… Literally
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 6, 2018) — Belzebubs is a “trve kvlt mockumentary” focusing on the everyday challenges of family life: raising kids, running a small business, and making time for worship. Except the kids are named Lilith and Leviathan, the business is a black-metal band, and the worship… isn’t exactly aimed upstairs.
In a few short years, what started out as improvised social-media doodles has now become a wildly successful webcomic with hundreds of thousands of fans. The irresistible cartooning of JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil) combines relatable slice-of-life humor with over-the-top occult antics and references from metal music to Lovecraftian horror, making Belzebubs a devil of a good time.
See what Belzebubs‘ quarter-million frenzied Facebook fans have been raving about! Plus: watch for the official Belzebubs soundtrack album, coming in early 2019 from the world’s largest heavy metal record label, Century Media!
by JP Ahonen
120-page, black-and-white hardcover graphic novel, 6.1” x 6.9”
“Precise and expressive drawings illustrate each scene diabolically… If you like family-life anecdotes and black comedy, this little comic will conquer you.” — SciFi Universe
“Hilarious.” — Bored Panda
”Belzebubs strikes that delicate balance between adorable and totally f**king metal.” — Talking Comics
Praise for JP Ahonen:
“JP Ahonen is, flat-out, one of the best comic artists and writers working in the world today. His comics are hilarious, action-packed, and heartwarming in equal measure.” — Kazu Kibuishi, author of the Amulet series
“A visual sonic boom.” — The Village Voice
“A seriously good-looking book… Ahonen’s art is kinetic and cartoony while remaining precisely detailed.” — SFX Magazine