by Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 25 July 2012

Rebel with a culinary cause Anthony Bourdain recently launched his first graphic novel, Get Jiro!, published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. Co-written with Joel Rose, the tale takes place in future L.A. where foodie culture reigns and chefs run the place like crime lords. The protagonist is a sushi chef who’s so serious about serving only the good stuff (“No California Roll!!”), he rewards patrons who make pedestrian requests with some swift beheading. Fast Co.Create ran some pages from the graphic novel and the stylised illustrations by Langdon Foss are some gritty good stuff.