Kurt Cobain was one of the most iconic singer/songwriters of his generation. He left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery…a final letter addressed to “Boddah.”
Award-winning creator Nicolas Otero will bring the story of this note to life in Who Killed Kurt Cobain?, an original graphic novel.
This graphic novel is based on the French novel, Le Roman de Boddah by Heloise Guay de Bellissen. The graphic novel adaptation – a work of fiction – will recount real-life events from Cobain’s life as narrated by his childhood imaginary friend, Boddah.
Readers will get a front row seat to the highs and lows of one of music’s most influential voices like they’ve never experienced before. They will be able to trace the story of Cobain from the dark clubs of Seattle to the bright lights of the world stage. All the angst, horror, and thrill that came with his journey will captured in this captivating graphic novel.
“I was 17 when Nirvana and Kurt Cobain came to Paris in 1992,” recalls artist Nicolas Otero. “I saw them live the day before my graduation and it was… explosive, mind-blowing, sonic, and so powerful. When Kurt put an end to his life in 1994, I remember hearing the name of Boddah for the first time. I thought it could be a fantastic way to tell Kurt’s story, with Boddah as the narrator. Twenty years later, my hair is not long nor dirty, I’m the father of three wonderful kids, and life has given me such a great gift. I can finally draw this little voice and explore what I imagined Kurt’s mind and life were inside. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as I enjoyed doing it. I’m 17 again today.”
“Nirvana blew the world open my freshman year of high school and were gone before graduation. In 1993 I saw them play on Halloween with Kurt dressed as Barney the dinosaur” said editor, Justin Eisinger. “But I didn’t know about Boddah. I’d never really thought about this mythical life — Kurt’s — from any perspective other than MTV-spawned voyeur. What Otero does here is impressive. His exploration peels back the curtain, showing another way to perceive this person’s life and accomplishments. Boddah’s narration is endearing and haunting… leading us to question what we expect to find inside those we idolize. After all, what do we know of our heroes?”
Who Killed Kurt Cobain? will hit comic book shelves in October.