Bourdain Talks "Homicidal Food Nerd" Comic on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Anthony Bourdain was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new book Medium Raw (the true follow-up to Kitchen Confidential), and was asked about a new graphic novel he is working on. Bourdain responded, of course, as only he could.

"We're working on a ultra-violent food-based sort of graphic novel for Vertigo, about homicidal food nerds slaughtering each other over culinary arcania."

Bourdain admitted to being a big collector of comics as a kid, prompting Fallon to ask "Do you still have your collection?" Bourdain's answer was not a surprise to those familiar with his books. "Boy, it all comes back to drugs, doesn't it? I sold them at a low point in the 80s. God, I really regret that decade, let me tell you."

The graphic novel, which he is working on with novelist Joel Rose for DC Comics/Vertigo, will be titled Get Jiro!


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >