Friday 9 July 2010


Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 1, June 4, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 2, June 11, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 3, June 18, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 4, June 25, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 5, July 2, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 11, August 13, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 15, September 10, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Faubla 22, October 29, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 26, November 26, 1967

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 52, June 9, 1968

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Fabula 53, June 23, 1968

Alejandro Jodorowsky
Fábulas Pánicas (1967-1973)
Selected by Pablo León de la Barra

Alejandro Jodorowsky arrived in Mexico City in 1960 while on tour with Marcel Marceau. He decided to stay and to dedicate himself to theatre direction, but soon had troubles with censors. Afraid of repression, nobody wanted to hire him. Jobless and penniless, Jodorowsky was saved by writer Luis Spota, who invited him to contribute to El Heraldo de México’s cultural supplement. Until 1973, Jodorowsky published there a total of 284 full-page comic strip fables: the Fábulas Pánicas. They started with a ‘Kafkian existential’ leaning, but soon embodied Jodorowsky’s search for 'Zen illumination'. It is truly amazing that in the middle of the worst period of repression by the PRI (Revolutionary Institutional Party) – which governed Mexico for more than seventy years and was responsible for the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre – Jodorowsky found such a highly visible forum for his holistic-political discourse. This would be unthinkable in many places today…

Alejandro Jodorowsky, Born Chile, 1929, Lives in Paris

Selected by Pablo Leon de la Barra for Catalogue a web magazine edited by Colline Milard and Florence Ostende. For Selected Pieces, Catalogue invites guests to choose one artwork they would like to promote, rethink, revive. Other selectors in this issue include Pablo Lafuente, Mathieu Copeland, Vincent Honore...


  1. how cool is this post? amazing! i'm blown away.. i had no idea about these and I'm a huge jodorowsky fan! TY!!!