Michael Guy Bowman, more commonly known simply as Bowman, is a musician and songwriter from Austin, Texas.
He first began producing music for Homestuck during its inception, and has been musical albums released under the What Pumpkin label. He is responsible for the Recurring Riff and closest song to main theme of the series, "Sburban Jungle".
Bowman's individual works, apart from What Pumpkin, have been compiled in his albums, including Ithaca, Comfortable Bugs, and Hush.
Bowman often performs or appears at concerts and conventions around Texas.
Albums published by What Pumpkin that Bowman has contributed to include:
- Homestuck Vol. 1-4
- Midnight Crew: Drawing Dead
- Homestuck Vol. 5
- Homestuck Vol. 6
- Homestuck Vol. 7
- Mobius Trip and Hadron Kaleido: His first solo album.
- The Wanderers
- Homestuck Vol. 8
- Homestuck Vol. 9
- Homestuck Vol. 10
Bowman's solo work outside of Homestuck includes:
- Comfortable Bugs
- Electric Daydreams
- Look On My Works, Ye Mighty, And Despair
- Gravity Makes The Flame Rise
The works of Michael Guy Bowman include examples of:
- Little Green Men: They're aboard the titular ship in "Mothership".
- Mad Scientist: "Mad Science" is about a fairly generic one, although the song does contain a few specific Shout Outs to Frankenstein.
- Recurring Riff: A few, most famously "Sburban Jungle"
- Stalker Without a Crush: "I'm Seeing Everything" is about a guy who creepily just watches this girl in her home, taking care never to be seen, right up until he sees her have a seizure and blows his cover to rush her to the hospital.
- Stuff Blowing Up: "Explosion Force (They Do It Right)"
- Theme Tune Roll Call: Parodied in "Explosion Force (They Do It Right)""Arthur!" (Demolitions Expert)"Felix!" (Demolitions Expert)"David!" (Demolitions Expert)"Brian!" (Who's also a Demolitions Expert, YEAH!)
- Whole Plot Reference: "Purgatory" is one to The Divine Comedy, specifically Purgatorio.