Anthony Bourdain Comic Book – Get Jiro
Being that the Chicago Comic Con was this past weekend, this week’s blog is about comics. Well one comic to be specific. Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain’s GET JIRO!
“Get Jiro” is a graphic(in more ways than one) novel co-written by none other than Travel Channel star Anthon Bourdain. It’s a futuristic tale of a semi post apocalyptic world where Chefs rule like gangsters and cities are divided into income rings.
Our boy Jiro has to deal with two main Chef clans. It is ridiculously funny the way the comic portrays it’s sterotypical characters. The vegan/organic clan drives a hippy VW bus and feed the people they murder to the pigs(as a way of recycling). It doesn’t lack any of the “ultra violence” either, as you can see below with Jiro’s reaction when asked to serve a california roll.
Overall its a fun and outrageous read, not suitable for children. You can tell that Bourdain not only wants to entertain but also educate in the way of the food culture. Characters are beheaded for eating sushi rice first and there are dishes such as “elvers” and “ortolan” that I went and googled after reading.
You can pick up Anthony Bourdain’s comic on Amazon for under $15. It’s well worth a read, check it out!