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Anthony Bourdain writing graphic novel ‘about ultraviolent food nerds’ for DC

by  in Comic News Comment

Anthony Bourdain, the acerbic chef, author and television host who in July wrote a touching remembrance of Harvey Pekar, is working on a graphic novel for DC Comics — and it sounds fantastic.

The news was revealed in a pair of recent interviews from his book tour in support of Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People who Cook.

The graphic novel, Get Gyro, is “about ultraviolent food nerds,” says the 54-year-old Bourdain. “It’s a gourmet slaughterfest, sort of like Fistful of Dollars meets Eat Drink Man Woman.” Alternately, he describes it as “Yojimbo meets Big Night and Babette’s Feast, an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcana.”

In short: awesome. Could Get Gyro be what brings the cooking genre from manga into Western comics?

The graphic novel is set to be released sometime next year, presumably through DC’s Veritgo imprint. No artist is mentioned.