David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”: The Children’s Book

David Bowie’s first single “Space Oddity” tells the story of astronaut Major Tom as he embarks on an ill fated mission in outer space. Artist Andrew Kolb was inspired by this classic song to create a lovely children’s storybook take on the tale of Major Tom. Kolb’s 1960s Golden Book style art works perfectly with the song’s space age origins. Despite how “cartoony” Kolb’s artwork is, when tragedy strikes Kolb is able to perfectly express fear and loss on the faces of Major Tom and the crew at Ground Control.

Check out the whole storybook, complete with Bowie’s original “Space Oddity,” at ComicsAlliance.


About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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