Real Name: Alejandro Jodorowsky Prullansky
Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo xoðoˈɾofski];
born 17 February 1929;
is a Chilean-French film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, author, poet, producer, composer, musician, comics writer, and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation". _from wikipedia:
As comic-author he's best known for his collaborations with Jean Giraud (Moebius). They're close friends since the production of the movie "Dune" (from 1974-1984). Fortunately for comic enthusiasts they decided to work more on comics after that.