themusingsofmartin:

David Bowie as Alex from ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

themusingsofmartin:

David Bowie as Alex from ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

bohemea:

David Bowie

bohemea:

David Bowie

hanghimonmywall:

David and Angie Bowie by Tom Kelley, 1975

The Man Who Fell to Earth is on Netflix, y’all.

hanghimonmywall:

David and Angie Bowie by Tom Kelley, 1975

The Man Who Fell to Earth is on Netflix, y’all.

suicideblonde:

David Bowie photographed by Brad Elterman

suicideblonde:

David Bowie photographed by Brad Elterman

akubizone:

Where is my fucking water and democracy too…?!

akubizone:

Where is my fucking water and democracy too…?!

nickdrake:

D a v i d B o w i e.

catbountry:

crocolate:

dustybins:

stoicsilence:

saccharinescorpion:

comicsalliance:

David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” Recreated As Children’s Book

ComicsAlliance readers should by now be familiar with the work of Andrew Kolb. We’ve spotlighted the illustrator’s work a couple of times before, first for his groovy representations of The Walking Dead and other beloved artifacts of pop culture, and most recently for his work with some of comics, film and television’s most famous double-acts like The Muppets’ Bunson and Beaker and Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob, but in the style of carved wooden blocks.

Kolb’s latest work is more ambitious, telling the story of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” in the style of an illustrated children’s book. The tale of doomed Major Tom plays out in Kolb’s bright and retro animation style, giving a face to the legendary Bowie character and making the conclusion that much sadder. 

Released in 1969 and considered a classic today, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is obviously a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Like the film, Bowie’s song tells the story of an isolated astronaut whose life is threatened by a malfunction. Unfortunately for Bowie’s Major Tom, the character’s ultimate fate is decidedly grimmer than that of Kubrick’s Dave Bowman (Unless you want to get into Bowie’s “Ashes to Ashes” or the Pet Shop Boys remix of “Hallo Spaceboy” or the Peter Schilling fanfiction of “Coming Home”) 

If Bowie’s telling of the story sounds a bit dire from the start, Kolb’s reinterpretation is decidedly optimistic. Kolb’s illustrations also take their cues from that 1960s vision of the future seen in Kubrick’s films, but with the artist’s distinctly cheerful vibe that humanizes every aspect of the story, not the least of which are Major Tom’s space capsule and Ground Control themselves. Everything looks shiny and new, everybody is smiling and happy, and there’s no reason to think anything is going to go wrong. But of course it does, and in a way that fans of Bowie’s song will find quite clever. Without giving too much away, Kolb looked to the curious lyric, “And the stars look very different today” as a way to depict what exactly went wrong far above the moon.

Read the entire book at ComicsAlliance.

Just as I had opened this my mom came to my room and we read it with the song together. We both found it very good. If sad. :<

i creyed

This is a sad thing.

A really good thing too!

But sad.

Oh my god why cries :(

;_;

Life On Mars?
Seu Jorge

halfbakedidea:

Life On Mars - Seu Jorge

File under: possibly better than the original

I was obsessed with this cover for a solid year and a half… and I still love it.

anneyhall:

Keith Richards, Tina Turner &amp; David Bowie, 1983.
Photo by Bob Gruen (American, B. 1945) 

anneyhall:

Keith Richards, Tina Turner & David Bowie, 1983.

Photo by Bob Gruen (American, B. 1945)