Jul 19, 2017

The Heroin Diaries Graphic Novel

Yes, you heard it right. Nikki Sixx's The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star novel which was originally published in September 2007 is going to be published as a graphic novel.  Nikki Sixx made this announcement today. The book was already a New York Times best-seller.

The graphic novel has become an increasingly popular reading format, combining a lot of visual imagery much like comic books (but not always printed in color) with reading text. Nikki Sixx has partnered with the iconic HEAVY METAL magazine to create this graphic novel adaptation of Nikki's very personal autobiography.

There's already a soundtrack for the book - remember the popular album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack released by his band, Sixx:AM? (That was an awesome soundtrack, by the way! I think everyone who has ever listened to that album can agree that the single hit "Life is Beautiful" is just one of the most inspirational rock songs ever recorded.)

Anyway, we will get to see a preview of the graphic novel at this year's San Diego Comic Con, booth #1529. Here are a few images that Nikki Sixx shared on Facebook:

This version will take on Nikki's life and death (and back to life) story from a different perspective.  I may not be a huge fan of the graphic novel format, but I appreciate all forms of art and this looks like it's going to be quite interesting. We'll have to wait and see...

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