When David Bowie died on the 10th January 2016, I like many many people around the world felt a great sadness. For days and even weeks, I felt a sense of loss that I have never felt before over the death of a superstar I had never met. I read magazine articles and picked up special editions of music magazines that included tributes to this iconic character.
Last week though I was excited to read a post by Neil Gaiman, in which he announced that he will be writing the foreword for a new graphic novel entitled “Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Dreams”.
The graphic novel published by Insight Comics will be released, to coincide with what would have been Bowie’s birthday, in January 2020. Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage dreams is written by Steve Horton, writer of IDW series “Satellite Falling”, and is illustrated by Michael Allred, illustrator of classic graphic novels such as “Madman” and “Silver Surfer”, and Laura Allred, a colourist who won The Eisner Award in 2012 for her work on “iZombie” and “Madman”.
“Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Dreams” tells the story of his life from obscurity as David Jones, growing up in Brixton to his rise to fame during the 1970s both as David Bowie and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust.
Bowie was himself a great reader, we’ve previously published his Top 100 books, and I can’t help but think that he would be honoured, as well as amused to see his life commemorated in this way.