Following Reinhard Kleist’s international bestselling graphic novel Nick Cave: Mercy On Me, which was endorsed by the songwriter himself, this beautifully produced coffee table book brings together the German artist’s moody and expressive portraits of the musician and his band. It covers 30 years of writing, recording and live performance. Evoking memories of songs and concerts, it’s full of visual delights that celebrate Nick Cave’s incredible career, creating a kaleidoscopic portrait of the storyteller, musician and cultural icon. Featuring brush pen sketches, full-colour portraits and comic book reimaginings of Cave’s songs, this LP-sized art book highlights the German graphic novelist’s extraordinary craftsmanship.
Mercy On Me received wide coverage from The Observer, Vice, Spin, Clash Magazine, The Guardian, Time Out and The Australian. The Art Book makes a delightful companion volume. A lavishly produced book for collectors and music fans alike.
“Reinhard Kleist has – yet again – blown apart the conventions of the graphic novel… Closer to the truth than any biography, that’s for sure!” – Nick Cave on Mercy on Me.
Foreword by Max Dax, author of The Life and Music of Nick Cave: An Illustrated Biography
About Reinhard Kleist
Reinhard Kleist is an award-winning graphic novelist best known for his graphic biographies Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness, The Boxer, Castro and An Olympic Dream, all published by SelfMadeHero. He lives in Berlin.