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BELZEBUBS: Juggling work and family can be… hell.

October 12, 2018

Calvin & Hobbes meets Call of Cthulhu as the sensationally popular heavy metal webcomic BELZEBUBS comes to your bookshelf in a grim, goofy, and gorgeous hardcover.

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 fucking 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

Belzebubs by JP Ahonen
Featuring an introduction by Becky Cloonan!
ISBN 978-1-60309-442-9 • Diamond: OCT180731
$14.99 (US) • B&W interiors • For mature readers (16+)
a 120-page hardcover comic strip collection • 6.1" x 6.9" (landscape format)
Coming in February 2019! For a look inside, click the Preview button here, then pre-order from your favorite retailer!

Watch the first BELZEBUBS music video!

Belzebubs draws comedy from the Satanic antics of a black metal band... but what do they actually sound like?

Wonder no more! Hubbath, Obesyx, Samaël, and Sløth have worked hard on their first music video, "Blackened Call," which hilariously combines low-budget in-universe production values (filmed on VHS in a local park) with impressive real-world production values (thanks to a brilliant team of Finnish animators) and a genuinely wicked tune.

Enjoy the video (already at 750k views!), then pre-order the gorgeous BELZEBUBS hardcover from your favorite retailer! It begins haunting bookshelves everywhere in February 2019.