Anthony Bourdain has been a writer for some time now, but normally his books are focused around one of two subjects: food or crime. So you can’t be all that shocked that he decided to combine the two in “Get Jiro,” a graphic novel published by DC Comics set in a not-too-distant future of food obsessed L.A., where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurant. On one side, the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights. On the other, the “Vertical Farm,” who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic dishes. Into this maelstrom steps Jiro, a renegade and ruthless sushi chef, known to decapitate patrons who dare request a California Roll, or who stir wasabi into their soy sauce. Both sides want Jiro to join their factions. Jiro however has bigger ideas, and in the end, no chef may be left alive! Described by Bourdain as a gourmet slaughter-fest, sort of like “A Fistful of Dollars” meets “Eat Drink Man Woman” and “Yojimbo” meets “Big Night” and “Babette Feast”, an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcana, the title embraces the edgier aspects of Bourdain writing style.
Anthony Bourdain, top chef, acclaimed writer (Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw) and star of the hit travel show, No Reservations, co-writes with Joel Rose (Kill Kill Faster Faster, The Blackest Bird) this stylized send-up of food culture and society, with detailed and dynamic art by Langdon Foss.