Heavy Metal Brings Nikki Sixx's Novel to Comics


Announced at San Diego Comic Con, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries will be getting a graphic novel adaptation from Heavy Metal. The graphic novel will be a 150-page adaptation of the autobiographical saga of the artist's descent into drug addiction and will be the first in a series of oversize (12 x 12) graphic albums devoted to music industry stories. 

Heroine Diaries is one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, as Nikki Sixx shares mesmerizing diary entries from the year he spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine, presented alongside riveting commentary from people who were there at the time, and from Nikki himself.

When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn't any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn't do. He spent days -- sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers -- in a coke and heroin-fueled daze. The highs were high, and Nikki's journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions.

Rantz Hoseley will be working on the adaptaion for Heavy Metal. Hoseley is best known as the graphic artist who edited Image Comics' Comic Book Art Tattoo, a 400-page anthology bassed on narratives by Tori Amos. Heavy Metal has also announced a comic book series based on the Iron Maiden. 

A release date for the graphic novel has not been announced yet.

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