Work in Progress: Me&Todd Dude in Bowie Evolution

Here’s a black and white draft of my tribute to the late David Bowie.

 

I’ve always been inspired by his famous shape shifting characters and alter egos.

Although I’ve appreciated his music, mostly it’s been within the realm of greatest hits. On one hand I feel a guilt of bandwagoning, but on the other hand I don’t envy the pain of people who know more Bowie than I do, what a slightly older generation who witnessed his transformation in real time and what that did to society, man, what they must be feeling.

The scope of this loss is huge.

In this drawing I have my zig zag mustache character, Me&Todd Dude, portraying Bowie in many of his manifestations. It ends with him as the Blackstar button-eyed sick Bowie from the Lazarus video and from there we see the next square has Bowie shedded his earthly coil and fully transcended into his true form, the space alien who fell to Earth and gifted us good music.

I’ll be listening to deeper cuts and coloring this for a bit. Stay tuned!

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