RIP David Bowie: a tribute cartoon

"RIP David Bowie" tribute cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“RIP David Bowie” tribute cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

David Bowie has died at age 69.

What inspired me most about him? Besides loving his work (I think my favorite song is “China Girl”)… I was inspired by his unlimited creativity. He just kept creating, breaking molds he himself created or his fans created, and reinvented himself and his work all the time. Observing him lead me to conclude, many years ago, that it’s okay to be prolific, diverse and that it’s okay to transform yourself. You will meet disappointment from others and perhaps even rejection, but something more important is at stake.

His influence is so profound that I think his creativity will keep creating. Which is why I drew him sprucing up his own gravestone with his famous lightning mark, dressed in a hat and glasses to conceal his identity, as he was prone to do.

I’m looking forward to hearing his new album that was just released on his 69th birthday.


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7 Responses

  1. tim says:

    how many of us can say we lived life the way we wanted to, no regrets, not caring what anybody thinks. to put yourself out there in the public view as a way to let out your inner muse. rip, david, you will be missed.

  2. Kenton says:

    I always like your tribute drawings, but you really outdid yourself on this one.

  3. Caryn LeMur says:

    Found myself listening to “Fame” today on the Internet, and the other song with ‘put on the red shoes and dance’.

    So sad that he is gone… but what a life… wow… he touched so many career paths and just kept on being creative.

  4. Frank says:

    Does anyone know why David disliked: “laughing gnome” ?