Anthony Bourdain always makes me smile. Whether it’s Krampus, the black and white Rome episode of No Reservations, or his sparring with Paula Deen – he always seems to be having a good time. I heard him on the radio a few weeks ago shilling for his new graphic novel. Generally his books are either food or crime based. Combine the two and add some gratuitous violence and you’ve got “Get Jiro,” a graphic novel set in a vaguely future Los Angeles. It’s about a violent (okay very violent) sushi chef in a society where chefs rule like crime bosses. Oh, and people literally kill to get a seat at the best restaurants. The artistry in the illustrations is fantastic and I’m looking forward to an entertaining if bloody read. Oh and there are militant vegans. Who write their threats in blood.
You can check out some of the more family friendly images below, be assured the book itself is as graphic as the genre suggests. Get Jiro is available today at comic book stores and July 3 everywhere else in the modern world. Continue reading