BELZEBUBS [the Book] Coming in March 2019 via
Top Shelf Productions
(Attention Media: Digital Review Copies Available)
(Interviews and Book Excerpt Placement Available)
Balancing work and family can be… Hell.
Calvin & Hobbes meets Call of Cthulhu as the sensationally popular
heavy metal webcomic Belzebubs comes to print
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.
This hilarious hardcover will be released in March 2019 via Top Shelf Productions. The book is available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, directly from the publisher, or anywhere books are sold.
See what Belzebubs’ quarter-million Facebook fans have been raving about!
Praise for Belzebubs & JP Ahonen:
“Strikes that delicate balance between adorable and totally f***ing metal.”
“Belzebubs takes the blueprint of the modern nuclear family and gleefully twists it into a counter-culture extravaganza that would make Charles Addams throw the horns high… one of the funniest, most instantly relatable and charming books it has been my pleasure to read in many a year.”
“A visual sonic boom.”
-The Village Voice-
“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-
More about the Author:
JP Ahonen is the author of two Sunday newspaper comic strips (Villimpi Pohjolaand Puskaradio) published weekly in his native Finland. He also appeared in volumes 4-8 of the beloved Flight anthology series. His debut graphic novel Sing No Evil, co-written with KP Alare, gathered international critical acclaim, and he was the guest of honor for the 2018 Helsinki Comics Festival.
After spending his teenage years immersed in making music and comics, Ahonen studied graphic design at the University of Lapland. Today, he works as a full-time comic book artist and teaches classes in schools & universities. JP lives in Tampere, Finland with his family.
PLUS: Watch for the official Belzebubs album, coming in early 2019 from Century Media!