David Bowie Gets Original Graphic Memoir From Insight Comics
by James Ferguson
While there have been a number of influential rock stars over the years, none were quite like David Bowie. Insight Comics explores the life and career of the rock icon, going from obscurity to fame, paralleled by the rise and fall of his alter ego and Ziggy Stardust in Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams. Written by Mike Allred and Steve Horton and illustrated by Mike and Laura Allred, the original graphic novel has Bowie wrestling with the Ziggy persona, with the outcome of this internal conflict poised to change not only the musician, but the world at large.
Michael Allred says:
Everything that has inspired me throughout my life and career can be found intersecting with David Bowie. With my obsessive passion for music, pop art, film, and the electricity of the comic book medium all coming together through the sounds and imagery of his creative output.
If any rock star belongs in comics, it’s David Bowie. From his garish costumes to his incredible lyrics, he was very much a pop culture icon.
Co-writer Steve Horton added:
Being part of an original graphic novel about my favorite musician is like a dream come true, as is working with artistic legends like the Allreds. Our collective obsession with Bowie has created something special. and I’m immensely proud of it.
Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams is set for release on January 7th, 2020. It features a foreword by Neil Gaiman.
Laura Allred says:
David Bowie has always fascinated me. His art, music, and personas, all so beautiful and enigmatic. It’s wonderfully symbolic that the first gift Michael ever gave me was the Hunky Dory album!