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Nick Cave graphic novel to be published this week

By | Published on Wednesday 6 September 2017

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

The English translation of a new graphic novel based on the life and songs of Nick Cave, by German artist Reinhard Kleist, is to be published this week. Titled ‘Mercy On Me’, the book draws on the characters of Cave’s songs to tell a semi-fictionalised version of his life story.

Cave himself says of the book: “Reinhard Kleist, master graphic novelist and myth-maker has – yet again – blown apart the conventions of the graphic novel by concocting a terrifying conflation of Cave songs, biographical half-truths and complete fabulations and creating a complex, chilling and completely bizarre journey into Cave World. Closer to the truth than any biography, that’s for sure! But for the record, I never killed Elisa Day”.

You can order ‘Mercy On Me’ from Cave’s website now, ahead of its release on Thursday. And here’s a video thing:



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