GET JIRO! from Anthony Bourdain set for June 2012

Back in 2010, Vertigo/DC Comics that they would be publishing a graphic novel written by celebrity chef, writer, and television host of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain.  Bourdain, in addition to being known for his honest approach to talking about cooking, travel, and a few quips about other food TV hosts on the Food Network, is a self admitted fan of comics.  During an episode of No Reservations set in Cleveland, Ohio, he was joined by the late, great Harvey Pekar to get Pekar’s view of Cleveland and chat comics (That episode is available on Netflix!)

Vertigo/DC Comics have finally released some details about the graphic novel, Get Jiro! Set to release in June, 2012, Bourdain is joined by co-writer Joel Rose and artist Langdon Foss.  Robot6 got their hands on some advance art of Foss’s depicting a a master chef taking on other culinary attackers.  The hardcover graphic novel will be 160 pages and has been described by Bourdain as “a gourmet slaughterfest, sort of like Fistful of Dollars meets Eat Drink Man Woman” and “Yojimbo meets Big Night and Babette’s Feast, an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcana.”

Personally, as a fan of both Anthony Bourdain and food, I cannot wait for Get Jiro!

Get Jiro!


  1. Man, its about time. Got so excited for this the first time I head about it, and then suddenly, it disappeared off the face of the earth.

  2. Glad to see this. Cooking stories are pretty prevalent in manga, and I was hoping that it would show up in American comics.

  3. This could be very entertaining.

  4. This sounds insane! I’d love to see more of this.

  5. This is relevant to my interests.

  6. I’m in. Love Bourdain, love the art.

  7. Because they’re no crazy adventure stories that happen in comics. Not at all. Never.

  8. how do things like this actually get made?! I love it but its crazy this is coming.

  9. Not sure if I care for a comic by Anthony Bourdain.

    But I love the art! Totally reminds me of Seth Fisher.

  10. This is awesome! Can’t wait.

  11. I’m so happy about this. Not really so much for the book itself, although I love “No Reservations” and the art is very reminiscent of Seth Fisher, but for the expansion of comic books into new genres and territories. Japan has tons of comics that center around chefs, lawyers, basketball players, boxers, and…well, you get the idea. People. And they’re not boring or just soap operas either.

    While this is clearly an action book, I can’t see how it won’t have a culinary mindset, so it seems like a step in the right direction.