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!
“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
by JP Ahonen
120-page, black-and-white hardcover graphic novel, 6.1” x 6.9”