The theory that Kurt Cobain was killed rather than dying by suicide has been rife since his death over twenty years ago, now a new graphic novel will explore the topic in a fictionalised version of his life, as well as charting the Nirvana frontman’s rise to fame.
Nicolas Otero an award-winning artist has written and illustrated the comic named ‘Who Killed Kurt Cobain?’ which will be published by IDW in October 2016.
It’s based on Heloise Guay de Bellissen’s French novel, Le Roman de Boddah, and will recount an interpretation of Cobain’s life narrated by an imaginary friend named Boddah.
The book synopsis reads:
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.
Speaking about his reasons for creating the book, Otero said: “I was 17 when Nirvana and Kurt Cobain came to Paris in 1992. 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.”
Kurt Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle on 8 April 1994, forensic analysis determined he had died from a shotgun wound to the head three days prior, both the weapon and a suicide note were found.
Recently images were released by Seattle police of the weapon Kurt used to kill himself. The case surround Cobain’s death was reviewed in 2014 on the 20th anniversary of his passing. However, it was later closed again after it was deemed that there was no further evidence found that could change the original conclusion.