Graphic Novel About a Killer Sushi Chef, Written by Anthony Bourdain

Take a gander at the cover for Anthony Bourdain's upcoming graphic novel, Get Jiro! The book is a 160-page tale of a "renegade and ruthless sushi chef" in a "not-too-distant future L.A."


Bourdain, the acclaimed writer and star of Travel Channel's No Reservations has teamed up Joel Rose (Kill Kill Faster Faster, The Blackest Bird) for his latest foray into authorship. The book is available for pre-order, and is officially available starting July 3rd, 2012.

Here's a look at the book's synopsis:


In a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, a bloody culinary war is raging.

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!

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.

Sounds pretty badass. A violent war breaking out between a bunch of geeky foodies? Sounds like my type of violence!

($24.99 @ Amazon)