I denne grafiske biografien har Reinhard Kleist tatt for seg en rekke av karakterene fra Nick Caves musikk og tekster. Nick Cave: mercy on me er også historien om Caves oppvekst i Australia, hans enorme suksess med bandet The Bad Seeds og kampene han har kjempet på det personlige plan. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS.
"Reinhard Kleist, master graphic novelist and myth-maker has - yet again - blown apart the conventions of the graphic novel by concocting a terrifying conflation of Cave songs, biographical half-truths and complete fabulations and creating a complex, chilling and completely bizarre journey into Cave World. Closer to the truth than any biography, that's for sure! But for the record, I never killed Elisa Day." -- Nick Cave
Employing a cast of characters drawn from Cave’s music and writing, Reinhard Kleist’s graphic novel, Nick Cave: Mercy On Me, paints an expressive and 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. Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, like Cave's songs, is by turns electrifying, sentimental, morbid and comic – but always engrossing.
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.