To celebrate what would have been his 73rd birthday, a new graphic novel that “chronicles the rise of Bowie’s career from obscurity to fame,” is hitting stands on January 7.

Written by Mike Allred of Madman fame and Steve Horton from Satellite FallingBOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns, & Moonage Daydreams follows David Jones transforming through his several stage personas. Mike and Laura Allred handle the illustrations, with legendary fantasy author Neil Gaiman penning the forward.