MAC'S BACKS COMIX HAPPY HOUR DISCUSSES HADDON HALL: WHEN DAVID INVENTED BOWIE
Mac's Backs Comix Happy Hour discusses Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie by Nejib.
Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, The Thin White Duke: David Bowie had an extraordinary talent for reinvention. But at the beginning of his career, he made the most significant transformation of his life: from "David" to Bowie.
In 1969, shortly after the release of his first hit single, David and his girlfriend Angie move into Haddon Hall, a sprawling Victorian villa in the London suburbs. Part commune, part creative hub, the house becomes home to a community of musicians, hippies, and hangers-on. As egos clash and parties get out of hand, David keeps writing: "Changes," "Kooks," "Life on Mars"--songs that will propel him to global fame. Charting Bowie's personal life, the development of his music, and the transformation of his image, Haddon Hall is an evocative portrait of a young artist presiding over a musical revolution.
Néjib is a graphic designer and comics artist. He is the Art Director at French publisher Editions Casterman. Born in Tunisia, he now lives and works in Paris.
"What a dazzling book this is. Néjib is wonderfully alive to the influences on Bowie in this crucial period." — The Observer
"Bright colours and arresting perspectives abound… an enjoyable ride." — The Guardian
The book will be available at Mac's Backs or through our website, www.macsbacks.com, at the 20% book club discount.