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!