Alejandro Jodorowsky (also known as Alexandro Jodorowsky) is a Chilean film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, comic book writer, author, poet, mime, musician, and spiritual guru. He is best known for his avant-garde, cult films, such as "El Topo," a midnight movie favorite. Born in 1956, Julio Martinez Perez is a Spanish comic artist who works under the pen name Das Pastoras. He published his first professional work in a special 1983 issue of El Vibora and co-founded the fanzine Zero, which published other renowned artists of his generation. In 2007 he was hired to draw Castaka, a new cycle of Alexandro Jodorowsky's Metabarons saga. In addition to the French market, Das Pastoras has been working for US comic books since the late 2000s.
"As usual, Jodorowsky weaves a science fiction story like nothing you've read before...What further pushes this graphic novel into top-shelf status is the exciting artwork of Das Pastoras... who delivers on every level." - SciFiMonkeys.com "This is what makes Jodorowsky's work brilliant really; the ability to tell both the brutal and the beautiful, the ugly and the magnificent - all in an overarching story that's both engaging, entertaining and enjoyable." - Figures.com "I get transported away into a universe that's full of tragedies and hope, a universe and bloodline so fully realized, vast, and complex that with every re-reading I keep finding new things to discover and changes the way I see how comics can be done." - 9th Blog "...it is deep like the work that Jodorowsky is know for and that is what makes it exciting and a very interesting read." - MediaMikes.com "Castaka is an indefatigable exercise, very well-made..." - tcj.com