Bowie’s Depressing Space Song Now An Animated Cartoon!

Space Oddity from Andrew Ruttan on Vimeo.

When illustrator Andrew Kolb created a children’s book of the David Bowie classic “Space Oddity,” he got slapped with a cease-and-desist order from Bowie’s lawyers. But animator Andrew Ruttan took Kolb’s drawings—inspired by the melancholy space tune—and created a small video. It’s pretty good, especially now that we have no idea whether we’ll ever see Kolb’s book in print.