Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Blog of the week: Fabulas Panicas, the comics of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Check out the weird psychedelic pop art strangeness of these comics by cult director of midnight movie El Topo, Alejandro Jodorowsky at the blog Fabulas Panicas. Each page lenght strip is crude, colourful, and unless you can read Spanish you'll have no idea what is going on (although to be honest I even doubt that being bi-lingual will help all that much). He uses a range of styles and techniques including collage, various geometric shapes and patterns, characters that resemble the shapeless blobs in early animated kids tv, and rounding it all off with a lovely pulp cheap printing quality. Overall the effect seems to be Yellow Submarine meets the Manson family, and a recurring character does appear like some sort of hippy cult leader (although he could just as easily be Jodorowsky's interpretation of God). I even liked this blog so much I had to include two photos of it. Click here to go to the blog.

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