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.
Steve Horton is most recently the author of the graphic novel Satellite Falling (IDW Publishing), which multi-award winning comic writer Jimmy Palmiotti called his “new favorite book.” Satellite Falling is currently one issue in, and that first issue sold over 6,000 copies: one of the highest debuts for independent comics in May 2016.
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 best-seller list for graphic fiction for ten weeks in a row. He has been co-creator or substantial contributor to such seminal works as Sandman, 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 Allred’s work for decades. Her award came in 2012 for her work coloring iZombie and Madman after two previous nominations, in 1998 for Red Rocket 7 and in 2000 for Madman and Happydale.
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 co-authored with Terry Pratchett.