Nikki Sixx announces “The Heroin Diaries” graphic novel

Gabe Ginsberg/Getty ImagesNikki Sixx‘s The Heroin Diaries is jumping from the page to the panel. The Motely Crue and Sixx:A.M. bassist is teaming up with Heavy Metal magazine to create a graphic novel version of the memoir.

The Heroin Diaries has always been deeply personal to me,” says Sixx in a statement. “So when the idea came up for a graphic novel based on the story, who better to partner with than the iconic Heavy Metal brand? I grew up reading their magazine as a kid.”

“This is really a passion project and I’ve been intimately involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art,” Sixx adds. “It is meant to be a treat for fans of The Heroin Diaries, old and new and I hope everyone will enjoy the graphic novel as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.”

If you’re at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, you can check out an exclusive preview of The Heroin Diaries graphic novel.

Released in 2007, The Heroin Diaries follows the recording of, and debauchery-filled tour behind, Motley Crue’s 1987 album Girls Girls Girls. Sixx:A.M.’s debut album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack served as a companion to the book.

Along with the graphic novel, 10th anniversary editions of The Heroin Diaries and The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack will be released in the fall. Additionally, a play based on the book is due to open in 2018.

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