BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams by Mike Allred, Steve Horton, and Laura Allred. Foreword by Neil Gaiman.
SAN RAFAEL, CA., Oct. 21, 2019 — “Ziggy played guitar.” Three infamous words that shook the ‘70s with a glamorous and glittery omnipresence that has transcended nearly 50 years, and the death of original rock icon, David Bowie. Insight Comics is excited to bring you the highly anticipated original graphic novel, BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams, co-written by Mike Allred (Madman, Silver Surfer) and Steve Horton (Satellite Falling), with illustrations by Mike and Laura Allred (Madman, iZombie), and a foreword by world-renowned author, Neil Gaiman.
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.
“Everything that has inspired me throughout my life and career can be found intersecting with David Bowie,” said Michael Allred. “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.”
“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,” said Steve Horton. “Our collective obsession with Bowie has created something special. and I’m immensely proud of it.”
“David Bowie has always fascinated me,” said Laura Allred. “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!