In the late 1960’s, Alejandro Jodorowsky, the Chilean filmmaker best known for directing such surreal cult films as “El Topo” and “Santa Sangre” created a weekly comic strip.
Taking its name from the Panic Movement – an artistic movement that Jodorowsky co-founded in 1962 – the strip was entitled “Fabulas Panicas”, or Panic Fables.
Despite appearing in the right-wing Mexican newspaper, El Heraldo de México, the strip is classic Jodorowsky: wildly experimental and unapologetically transgressive.
In this 2003 interview with Jay Babcock, Jodorowsky said:
Everything I could not do in movies, I make in comics and writing. I do comics because I think it’s an art form as big as movies or painting or poetry. The graphic novel is a fantastic thing for me. For four or five years every Sunday I drew a comics page, a complete story.
A large collection of strips is available on the Fabulas Panicas blog.