Reckless Life: Guns 'N' Roses: A Graphic Novel

Reckless Life: Guns 'N' Roses: A Graphic Novel

Omnibus Pr & Schirmer Trade Books

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An explosive new graphic novel about the most dangerous band in the world

They’ve sold over 100 million albums, recorded the most expensive album ever, endlessly courted controversy with their lyrics, and embrace a full-on hedonistic lifestyle: Guns N’ Roses are well acquainted with rock ‘n’ roll excess. 

In this spectacular new graphic biography, Marc Olivent’s stunning artwork and Jim McCarthy’s incisive script perfectly capture the rollercoaster tale of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steve Adler and the many others who have passed through the Guns ‘n’ Roses story. And it’s all here: the feud between Axl and Kurt Cobain, the riots during concerts, the acrimonious departure of Slash from the band, the inevitable drugs and groupies and, of course, the music. Over 200 b&w illustrations throughout

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Jim McCarthy is a widely published illustrator and comic strip artist. He has created for the best-selling comic 2000AD and has worked on Bad Company, Bix Barton, The GrudgeFather and kid Cyborg.

Marc Olivent is the artist of Dark Satanic Mills for Walker Books (on which he worked with 'Watchmen' artist John Higgins) and Samaritan for Mythos Publications. He works freelance from Lincoln in the UK.

Pub Date: 2015
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 160 
Size: 6.50 x 9.00 inches


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