The Seven Lives of Alejandro Jodorowsky (Hardcover)
A definitive look at the life of legendary filmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and his many wild creative ventures throughout his 90 years on earth.
A journey through Jodo’s personal life, his life in the theater, his rebirth as a 70s cinematic cult figure and and, of course, tales of his work on Dune, his unfinished cinematic masterpiece. No biography would be complete without an in-depth look into his life the world of comics, his collaborations with Mœbius, his passion for poetry, Tarot, Esoterism, spirituality, Mythical Cabarets, and the overall Jodo philosophy.
About the Author
Vincent Bernière is a French author, editor and journalist born in Paris in 1969. Throughout his career, Vincent has followed two main paths, journalism and publishing, and has worked in just about all aspects of both fields. After studying history at the University of Paris X Nanterre, he worked in a library and wrote a few articles for pop culture magazine Les Inrockuptibles. Later he became Beaux Arts magazine's editor-in-chief for special issues devoted to comics, as well as an international correspondent for Technikart. He joined publishing powerhouse Le Seuil in 2001, where he headed up an imprint and oversaw the release of many graphic novels, including a book by the Hernandez brothers that won the Heritage prize at Angoulême in 2006. He joined comic book publisher Delcourt in 2008, where he headed up two imprints: erotica and graphic novels from the U.S., including Chris Ware's Building Stories, which won the special jury prize at Angoulême in 2015. Vincent is also the author of several books, including Shoot Again (Panama), Actuel, les belles histoires (with Mariel Primois, La Martinière publishing), Sex Press, la révolution sexuelle dans la presse underground (with Mariel Primois, La Martinière publishing), Le Château des ruisseaux (with Frédéric Poincelet, released by Dupuis) and an anthology of erotic comics (Beaux Arts). In 2017, Vincent took over the reins of Les Cahiers de la BD (a magazine about comics) as editor-in-chief and in 2018 created Revival, a comic book imprint specializing in new editions of old books and books by emerging artists.
Praise for Alejandro Jodorowsky
“No one alive today, anywhere, has been able to demonstrate the sheer possibilities of artistic invention — and in so many disciplines — as powerfully as Alejandro Jodorowsky."
“Jodorowsky is one of the most inspiring artists of our time.”
— Kanye West
“Jodorowsky is our prophet. Our patron saint of imagination. A man with the mind of a god, where universes upon universes swirl and splinter, explode and coalesce, and wither and flower, all at once, all the time.”
— Jason Aaron
“Jodorowsky seamlessly and effortlessly weaves together the worlds of art, the confided social structure, and things we can only touch with an open heart and mind.”
— Erykah Badu