SelfMadeHero is delighted to announce the publication of NICK CAVE; MERCY ON ME. Employing a cast of characters drawn from Cave’s music and writing, this graphic biography paints an expressive, enthralling portrait of a formidable artist and influencer.
Musician, score composer and occasional actor: Nick Cave is a Renaissance man. His wide-ranging artistic output has always demonstrated an extraordinary gift for storytelling.
Employing a cast of characters drawn from Cave’s music and writing, Reinhard Kleist’s Nick Cave: Mercy On Me paints an expressive, enthralling portrait of a formidable artist and influencer. Kleist captures Cave’s childhood in Australia; his early years fronting The Birthday Party; the sublime highs of his success with The Bad Seeds; and the struggles he encountered along the way to self expression.
Award-winning artist Reinhard Kleist is the author of critically acclaimed graphic biographies of Johnny Cash (Johnny Cash: I See In Darkness), Holocaust survivor and champion boxer Harry Haft (The Boxer), Somali athlete Samia Yusuf Omar (An Olympic Dream) and Fidel Castro (Castro).
Kleist’s graphic novel, like Cave’s songs, is by turns electrifying, sentimental, morbid and comic – but always engrossing.
The book has been endorsed by Nick Cave.