After they disbanded in 1984 Cave formed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and the graphic novel charts their ups and downs and the various conflicts and battles Cave fought and endured in his quest for self expression. It also features Cave performing, recording, and his music videos, like a panel that shows Cave’s duet with Kylie Minogue, 1996’s “Where the Wild Roses Grow.” The video of which features Minogue underwater in a nod to the pre-Raphaelite work, Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais. Minogue’s homage Kleist calls, “the most gorgeous submerged corpse in the history of film.”
In a statement about the graphic novel Cave said, "Reinhard Kleist, master graphic novelist and myth-maker has - yet again - blown apart the conventions of the graphic novel by concocting a terrifying conflation of Cave songs, biographical half-truths and complete fabulations and creating a complex, chilling and completely bizarre journey into Cave World. Closer to the truth than any biography, that's for sure! But for the record, I never killed Elisa Day."