Cover Released for Anthony Bourdain’s Graphic Novel Prequel

Anthony Bourdain is known for many things, most of them related to food. The intentional traveler, chef, author, and foodie added a new line to his resume a few years back when he teamed up with Joel Rose to write a graphic novel. The graphic novel, Get Jiro! centers around a character named Jiro, who is a stoic warrior and sushi chef.

Now Bourdain is reprising the role of graphic novel writer along with Joel Rose, and is bring back Jiro for a prequel, Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi stated the writer on YouTube The cover for the new graphic novel has been released, and it will hit stands on October 20th. The cover features art by Dave Johnson, and depicts Jiro standing behind a sushi counter with three decapitated heads in the display case window.

The prequel will explore the story of how Jiro’s passion for cooking and sushi and his pursuit of becoming a sushi chef collided with his work for his father’s mob. The first graphic novel was a mix of cooking tips and other kitchen wisdom interspersed between violent warfare on the streets of Los Angeles between cooking gangs, and was a huge hit. The graphic novel ended up in the number one spot on the July 22 New York Times “Hardcover Graphic Books” list, and if previous success is any indicator the new graphic novel will likely do as well, if not better that the first.

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