The man responsible for the greatest scifi album of all time is Ziggy Stardust. And the man responsible for that man is of course David Bowie, who explains his creation of his iconic 1970s glam rock character in this 1998 interview with Joe Smith, now animated by PBS's Blank on Blank.

The interview covers — wait for it — both the rise and fall of Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona, but even if you aren't a Bowie fan, the animation is plenty charming on its own. You can check out other Blank on Blank interview animations, ranging from John Lennon to Johnny Cash to the Beast Boys, here.

[Via Laughing Squid]