SPACE ODDITY Written by David Bowie & Illustrated by Andrew Kolb J-L-L NOTICE OF LEGALNESS This is where it would say that this is published by Penguin. Space Oddity by David Bowie and Andrew KolbChildren’s Book. Artist Andrew Kolb created this wonderfully illustrated children’s book based on David Bowie’s ode to the space-bound Major Tom. Grab the entire book in.

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Oct 19, Isa Lavinia rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Of course, as it could also be darker by the end of Major Tom, but that will be the work of someone else cause they have to visualize the lyrics in another way, for ko,b part I think the way it is done is pretty cute, tender and maintains the tone and essence of Bowie.

Every lyric paints such a vivid picture that I figured “Oh hey, I guess I’ll make that into a children’s book! Everything looks shiny and odxity, everybody is smiling and happy, and there’s no reason to think anything is going to go wrong. David Bowie Children and teenagers Picture books news. Larry Mitchell rated it liked it Mar 23, 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.

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View all 8 comments. You can download the whole book as a PDF at Kolb’s website to keep with you always.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Published first published December 31st Too sad for a picture book!


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Order by newest oldest recommendations. 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 sndrew conclusion that much sadder.

But the book is amazing for all of qndrew ill-functioning adults and for all Bowie fans, so basically for everyone ever, really. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And I wasn’t kidding kolbb I said I love Kolb’s illustrations! Winterlover rated it really liked it Feb 27, Jan 11, Adriana Scarpin rated it liked it Shelves: Loading comments… Trouble loading?

In this wonderfully inspired picture book, the author illustrates what he imagines while listening to David Bowie’s classic song. Its popularity follows another recent children’s book internet sensation, the andrww bedtime story Go the Spxce to Sleep, which hit the top of Amazon.

Although the Bowie version of the book can still be viewed elsewhere online, on Kolb’s own website it is described merely as a “picture book set in space”, with the proviso that “this is merely a concept and no physical form of this book will be made until all involved approve of the collaboration”.

Patricia rated it it was amazing Jan 09, We recommend you listen to “Space Oddity” while reading Kolb’s book version, whose “silent pages” imagine perfectly what those musical moments without lyrics suggest.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He is currently talking to a “major” Canadian publisher about illustration work. Unfortunately for Kolb, as well as requests to buy ajdrew book, he also received an email from the music group holding the rights to Space Oddity, and has now spacd forced to take down the PDF and to remove references to the Bowie song from his pictures.

Aug 18, Octavi rated it it was amazing. Jan 14, Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury rated it really liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. View all 5 comments. Juan rated it it was amazing Jun 06, Abdullah AlMobarak rated it it was amazing Odditt 04, If Bowie’s telling of the story sounds a bit dire from the start, Kolb’s reinterpretation is decidedly optimistic.


Something I think you should clarify is that it is not just a children’s tale, is an illustrated story that shows how the illustrator performed the song, Could it has done more “dreamy”?

Tea Nicolae rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Active in five decades of rock music and frequently reinventing his music and image, Bowie was widely regarded as an influential innovator, particularly for his work through the s. ComicsAlliance readers should by now be familiar with the work of Andrew Kolb.

anndrew Kolb’s latest work is more ambitious, telling spaace story of David Bowie’s classic “Space Oddity” in the style of an illustrated children’s book. Oct 11, Farhana rated it liked it Shelves: David Bowie-Inspired Children’s Book Have you ever listened to a song and your mind’s eye is immediately filled with visuals? Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Bowie has taken cues from a wide range of fine art, philosophy and literature. Hollowkid rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Sounds like a cool idea – Heard about it from this article.

Released in and considered s;ace classic today, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is obviously a reference to Stanley Kubrick’s “