Watch the trailer for graphic novel ‘I Killed Kurt Cobain’

  • Words: Spindle

A trailer has just been released for ‘Who Killed Kurt Cobain,’ a graphic novel by Nicholas Otero about the life, mental state, and tragic suicide of the iconic Nirvana frontman. Based on the fictional French novel ‘Le Roman de Boddah’ by Heloise Guay de Bellissen, the graphic novel will recount real events from Cobain’s life from the point of view of his childhood imaginary friend, ‘Boddah,’ who Cobain addressed in a final letter at his death.

Boddah narrates the trailer, “Kurt took me everywhere. Through his romances, to L.A., into his veins, on tour, into his intestines, to Japan, into his silent screams. Even into the images his mind projected against the walls. Everywhere.” The video shows scenes of Cobain’s highs and lows: meeting Courtney Love, Nirvana gigs, and his unstable mental state. “When he was 15, he sprayed the words ‘kill your parents’ on the wall of his school. Remember those words. My name’s ‘Boddah’, and I killed Kurt Cobain,” the trailer ominously ends.

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The book’s synopsis states, “Through the eyes of Boddah, readers get a front row seat to the highs and lows of one of music’s most influential voices like they’ve never experienced before. Trace the arc of modern rock’s greatest icon from the dark clubs of Seattle to the bright lights of the world stage… and all the angst, horror, and thrill that came with that ride in this captivating graphic tale.” The graphic novel looks set to be a fascinating, unsettling insight into the life and death of Cobain.

Watch the trailer below:

‘I Killed Kurt Cobain’ is published by IDW Publishing, find out more here.