by Ahonen, JP,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction PN6790.F54 B45313 2018x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Non-Fiction
Call Number  PN6790.F54 B45313 2018x
Juggling 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.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This collection of one-page webcomics weaves slice-of-life drama and mockumentary-style humor into a pentagram of laughs, relatable moments, and a love for black metal. Sl0th is a black metal band frontman; his devoted wife, Lucyfer, gets turned on by Exorcist role play; and everyone from Grandma (who cherishes Grandpa's decaying corpse) to kids Leviathan and Lilith (who speculate about whether Satan Claus is actually dad in a horned mask) to three-headed pup Lupus is devoted to a gloomy, spiky aesthetic. Though the usual issues come up-keeping the spice alive in marriage, adolescent social angst, getting a baby to go to sleep-they're given new twists: tween Leviathan's rebellious phase involves distressing his parents by scrubbing his face clean of makeup, tying his shaggy hair into a neat ponytail, and saying grace before dinner. Eschewing metaphor and complex plot for comedy, the series relies on the strength of its humor and fourth-wall-breaking presentation in a way that is as twisted as it is sidesplitting. Each of the strips is further brought to life with densely shaded cartooning that emphasizes the characters' highly expressive faces (even through the starkness of black face paint) and the absurdity of the ever-present need to keep things metal-Lilith even reads Gothmapolitan. With a niche aesthetic and tongue-in-cheek charm, this collection of strips takes the humor of family life to a fantastic extreme. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Heavy metal (Music) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Occultism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Families -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Humorous comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Marietta, GA :Top Shelf Productions,2018
Other Titles Belzebubs.
Contributors Cloonan, Becky, writer of foreword.
Myhre, Lise, writer of afterword.
Language English
Notes Collects the Finnish webcomic series.
Description 127 pages : illustrations ; 17 x 19 cm
ISBN 9781603094429
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