Anthony Bourdain Is Working on a Comic Book Series About Chefs
Anthony Bourdain doesn’t stay idle for long.
Between filming episodes of “Parts Unknown,” preparing to open his New York City food hall and reviving old cocktail classics, Bourdain is also currently working on a comic book series all about chefs called “Hungry Ghost,” according to Vulture.
The four-issue series will be based on Japan’s traditional samurai game called 100 Candles. In the game, players try to freak each other out, one-upping each other with gnarlier and scarier stories as they blow out 100 candles (one for every story told).
In Bourdain’s comic version, the stories will all be told by chefs around the world and they’ll revolve around food.
“The bad guys in my books don’t respect quality food and they tend to get killed,” Bourdain told Travel + Leisure in an interview last year. “I respond to, and sympathize with, people who are passionate about food. And I’m deeply suspicious of people who are indifferent.”
This is far from Bourdain’s first foray into the world of comics. In 2012, he released “Get Jiro!” a graphic novel about a sushi chef who decapitates customers who order California rolls, and a few years later, there came a prequel called “Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi.”
The first issue of “Hungry Ghost” is expected out on shelves Jan. 31, 2018.