|Get Jiro -- Bourdain writes a comic.|
At this point in his career, there's not much left for Anthony Bourdain to do. He's hosted television shows, acted as guest judge on others, written bestselling memoirs and novels, and has perfected the art of Tweeting. It seemed the only things left on the Bourdain bucket list would be to own a personal pig farm and write a comic book.
Enter Get Jiro
(Vertigo, $24.99). This hardcover graphic novel (comic book) has Bourdain collaborating with author Joel Rose and DC Comics illustrator Langdon Foss to create the story of a futuristic Los Angeles.
In Bourdain's mind, we've become "A world dominated by food culture. Little else is going on. Sports, film, the recording industry have all fragmented and died. The nation is in the business of producing and selling each other cheeseburgers. Chefs are the new power. All desire is based on access to them."
In this new vision of the apocalypse, Los Angeles is ruled by two chef
warlords with two very different philosophies. Bob is the giant
corporate chef, trained in classic French culinary techniques. He's out
for a buck. Rose is the mother earth type -- who just happens to feed
her enemies to her free-range pigs. Her restaurant, The Farm, is all
about organic farm-to-table cuisine. Both are really bad people.More »