Everything I did felt forced and shit, and I'd basically lost all interest in my work. It's aggressive, haunting, beautiful and boldy crabwalks to unexplored territories. It might not feel that therapeutic anymore as it's a ton of hard work, but I definitely feel at home, you know. They're all fun Easter eggs, but I think referencing back and forth in popular culture has become somewhat of a problem. I had fried my noodle back in — with work and other issues, and was wading in pretty dark waters. I decided to participate in the Inktober challenge that was going on at the time, but instead of polishing my inking skills, I set out to just have fun and improvise whatever came to mind. I'm obviously a little biased, but I can honestly say it's one hell of a record.
Aaliyah. Age: 25.
Since then, Belzebubs has evolved from a self-therapy project into a cross-media concept mixing comics with animation and music, so it's become quite a handful!
Ariah. Age: 25.
Inside Black-Metal Comic Strip 'Belzebubs': "Calvin & Hobbes Meets Call of Cthulhu"
I needed to loosen up and find the joy in my craft again, so I thought to fight fire with fire and draw myself out of the depression. So, umm, yeah, to answer your question, I guess the main inspiration or motivation for the whole project came from my personal distress. They're all fun Easter eggs, but I think referencing back and forth in popular culture has become somewhat of a problem. I've always loved metal and been into nerdy and occult stuff, so it's actually quite surprising Belzebubs hadn't manifested earlier.