BOWIE (Hardcover)

Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams

By Michael Allred, Steve Horton, Laura Allred (Illustrator), Neil Gaiman (Foreword by)

Insight Comics, 9781683834489, 160pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2020

List Price: 39.99*
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Inspired by the one and only superhero, extraterrestrial, and rock and roll deity in history, BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams is the original graphic memoir of the great Ziggy Stardust!

In life, David Bowie was one of the most magnetic icons of modern pop culture, seducing generations of fans with both his music and his counterculture persona. In death, the cult of Bowie has only intensified. As a musician alone, Bowie’s legacy is remarkable, but his place in the popular imagination is due to so much more than his music. As a visual performer, he defied classification with his psychedelic aesthetics, his larger-than-life image, and his way of hovering on the border of the surreal.

BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams chronicles the rise of Bowie’s career from obscurity to fame; and paralleled by the rise and fall of his alter ego as well as the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust. As the Spiders from Mars slowly implode, Bowie wrestles with his Ziggy persona. The outcome of this internal conflict will change not only David Bowie, but also, the world.

About the Author

Michael Allred is the artist behind such classic graphic novel works as Madman, Silver Surfer, Red Rocket 7, and iZombie. Michael’s work on the eighth volume of the Fables graphic novel landed him on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic fiction for 10 weeks in a row. He has been co-creator or substantial contributor to such seminal works as SANDMAN, SILVER SURFER, FABLES, BATMAN ’66, X-FORCE, X-STATIX, and iZombie. This last became a TV series on The CW in 2015 and was just renewed for a fourth season. Allred has more than 35,000 Twitter followers and 8,000 Facebook likes.

Laura Allred is an Eisner-winning colorist. She has colored most of Michael’s work for decades. In 2012 she won an Eisner Award for her work coloring iZombie and Madman after two previous nominations, in 1998 for Red Rocket 7 and 2000 for Madman and Happydale in 2000. She has also produced celebrated works with other artists such as Jamie Hernandez, Joelle Jones, Art Adams, Geof Darrow, Paul Pope, and Darwyn Cooke.

Neil Gaiman is a New York Times best-selling author whose work has won countless awards. He is world-renowned for his works, including Sandman, Coraline, American Gods, and Anansi Boys. Recently, Gaiman wrote the critically acclaimed TV miniseries Good Omens, based on the book he coauthored with Terry Pratchett.

Praise For BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams

"This tribute is a ravishing spectacle" 
— Publishers Weekly