Nick Cave's Life to Be Explored by Graphic Novelist Reinhard Kleist

Nick Cave's Life to Be Explored by Graphic Novelist Reinhard Kleist
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Coming off the heels of 20,000 Days on Earth's fictionalized look at the life of Nick Cave, the Bad Seeds singer's biography will next be analyzed via an upcoming graphic novel from writer/artist Reinhard Kleist.

Though neither a title nor estimated due date has been delivered, Kleist recently revealed that he will be putting together his latest project in collaboration with Cave himself.

"I met him last year and told him what I wanted to do," Kleist said during a talk for his latest book, The Boxer [via Digital Spy]. "It's very interesting to have his input, because he has very different ideas about what the book is going to be like."

The working relationship has apparently led Kleist to be more "open and playful" with his craft, and marks the first time he has collaborated directly with his subject. Previous biographical project's include his Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness from 2006 and 2010's Castro. Kleist's most recent work, 2011's The Boxer, centres on the story of Harry Haft, an concentration camp prisoner who survived Auschwitz after fighting for the entertainment of the Nazis.

In other Cave news, the Bad Seeds have a North American summer tour on the horizon, with dates set up in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. Last week, a second Vancouver show was added to their schedule, which you can see here.