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The most iconic singer/songwriter of his generation, Kurt Cobain left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery… a final letter addressed to “Boddah.”

Now, award-winning creator Nicolas Otero brings the story of this note to life in the forthcoming original graphic novel WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN?

Based on the French novel, Le Roman de Boddah by Heloise Guay de Bellissen, this adaptation – a work of fiction – recounts real-life events from Cobain’s life, as narrated by his childhood imaginary friend, Boddah.

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.

IDW Publishing is proud to make this announcement in the city that Cobain called home during Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle.

“I was 17 when Nirvana and Kurt Cobain came to Paris in 1992,” recalls artist Nicolas Otero. “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.”

“Nirvana blew the world open my freshman year of high school and were gone before graduation. In 1993 I saw them play on Halloween with Kurt dressed as Barney the dinosaur” said editor, Justin Eisinger. “But I didn’t know about Boddah. I’d never really thought about this mythical life — Kurt’s — from any perspective other than MTV-spawned voyeur. What Otero does here is impressive. His exploration peels back the curtain, showing another way to perceive this person’s life and accomplishments. Boddah’s narration is endearing and haunting… leading us to question what we expect to find inside those we idolize. After all, what do we know of our heroes?”

Who Killed Kurt Cobain? arrives in book stores this October.

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ISBN: 978-1-63140-726-0 • FICTION

About IDW
IDW is a fully integrated media company which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery. All divisions of IDW are owned by IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (IDWM) which provides a wide range of entertainment products worldwide.

IDW Publishing’s renowned line includes some of the most popular comic books, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks in the industry: Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The X-Files, Ghostbusters, multiple monthly Disney titles, and many more licensed titles. At the core of IDW is its commitment to creator-owned comics, beginning with the company’s first comic series – 30 Days of Night. Other notable and award-winning titles include Locke & Key, Wormwood, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and the award-winning IDW Artist’s Edition line.

IDW Entertainment is currently in production on a slate of television shows including Wynonna Earp, airing weekly on SyFy.

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