The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx is one of the greatest autobiographies of all time, detailing a hedonistic life too ridiculous to be true – except of course it is.
Sixx has now teamed up rock magazine Heavy Metal to create a graphic novel adaptation of The Heroin Diaries – which he announced yesterday at San Diego Comic Con.
“The Heroin Diaries has always been deeply personal to me”, Sixx says (of course it has – it’s his life story). “So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic Heavy Metal brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid. This is really a passion project and I’ve been intimately involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art.
“Working with Jeff, Rantz and their team has been an inspiring experience and I think we came up with a really unique spin on The Heroin Diaries that tells the story from a different angle. It is meant to be a treat for fans of The Heroin Diaries, old and new, and I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.”
Jeff Krelitz, Heavy Metal CEO says of the collaboration, “I’ve been the biggest fan of Mötley Crüe since the release of Too Fast for Love, and have nothing but the greatest respect for Nikki and his songwriting, so for us to be able to collaborate with him on bringing this tragedy-to-triumph to a new audience in a powerful way is a dream come true.”
Check out the art below.