Alejandro Jodorowsky is not a typical comics creator. He has been a puppeteer, a playwright, a theater director, a filmmaker and a tarot expert. He studied pantomime with Etienne Decroux and wrote several routines for Marcel Marceau’s mime troupe including two of its most well known works, "The Cage" and "The Mask Maker." In 1962, Jodorowsky was one of the founders of the Panic Movement, a post-surrealistic collective with Fernando Arrabel and Roland Topor. His films, particularly "Fando y Lis," "El Topo," "The Holy Mountain" and "Santa Sangre" are some of the most acclaimed avant garde films of recent decades.
Jodorowsky collaborated with the artist Moebius on "The Incal," a book often cited as one of the best comics of all time. His other comics include "The Madwoman of the Sacred Heart," "Technopriests," "Metabarons" and others. His work has been released sporadically in the United States. Heavy Metal published "Borgia," illustrated by Milo Manara, but much of Jodorowsky’s work has been released through Humanoids.