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STARMAN launch @ Gosh Comics

2 March 2023

SelfMadeHero invites you to celebrate the launch of our new graphic novel STARMAN: Bowie’s Stardust Years, by Reinhard Kleist, at Gosh Comics on Thursday 6th of April from 7pm, supported by Goethe-Institut London. Join us and Reinhard Kleist and get your signed copy of the book! ⚡️🎤🚀

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In 1972, the rock’n’roll messiah ZIGGY STARDUST was born. His provocative play on sexual identity and gender roles laid the foundation for David Bowie’s ascent to becoming one of the most successful pop musicians of all time. Reinhard Kleist’s STARMAN weaves the gripping tale of this outrageous character’s genesis, rise, and fall, as well as of David Bowie’s hapless efforts in the London music scene before Ziggy’s arrival, and of the struggles he experienced with his own creation at the height of his fame. As Bowie transforms himself, ever more frenetically, into the egocentric rock star he first conceived, the extravagant lifestyle he had only ever imagined threatens to engulf him, and bring everything down before his eyes…

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Kleist is a Berlin based illustrator and comic artist who has previously delved into the illustrated biopics of other musicans such as Nick Cave (Nick Cave: Mercy on Me) and Johnny Cash (Cash: I See a Darkness), cementing him as the man for the job when it comes to tackling the influential pop god, Bowie.