Dark Horse and Berger Books have released one of Anthony Bordain’s recipes from his Hungry Ghosts graphic novel as the prepare for a series of events around NYCC to honor his memory.
Official PR follows and then a preview… and a recipe:
Leading into New York Comic Con, Dark Horse Comics and Berger Books are releasing one of the 5 new recipes published in ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S HUNGRY GHOSTS, the final graphic novel written by Bourdain before his untimely death in June, 2018.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S HUNGRY GHOSTS reunites the bestselling writer, chef, and award winning television host with accomplished co-writer Joel Rose, his friend and longtime collaborator, for a series of horror stories inspired by the popular Japanese Edo period parlour game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. The graphic novel substitutes chefs in place of the traditional samurai, and transforms the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake by adding a common thread: food is central to each bone-chilling tale. On a dark, eerie night a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the Samurai game of 100 Candles—where each storyteller blows out a candle after telling a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings, praying to survive the challenge. The full color, hardcover book is available in comic shops, bookstores, and everywhere books are sold and features 5 all-new original recipes prepared by Bourdain.
Throughout the month of October, a series of events will honor Bourdain’s literary legacy:
Thursday, October 4
Barnes and Noble Tribeca Panel & Discussion
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
Join writer Joel Rose, editor Karen Berger, artists Paul Pope, Vanesa Del Rey and Jose Villarrubia for conversation as they celebrate the late chef Anthony Bourdain and his love for comics in his last published comics work, Hungry Ghosts—a graphic novel anthology of tales of fear and food from around the world. Moderated by Abraham Riesman, reporter for New York Magazine/Vulture. Signing to follow.
Friday, October 5
New York Comic Comic Con Panel “Berger Books: The Second Wave”
Berger Books keeps great comics coming in its second wave of new and unusual genre-bending series! Editor Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) is joined by legendary comics writer Ann Nocenti (The Seeds), Get Jiro co-writer, Joel Rose (Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts), writer Christopher Cantwell (She Could Fly) and artist Martín Morazzo (She Could Fly), best-selling Chang & Eng novelist Darin Strauss (Olivia Twist) and short fiction writer Adam Dalva (Olivia Twist), Dean Haspiel, Emmy Award-winning artist of HBO’s Bored to Death (The Alcoholic), Richard Bruning, Berger Books art director, and renowned comics writer J.M. De Matteis (Spider-Man, Moonshadow) announcing a brand new series with artist Corin Howell (Ghostbusters)!
Friday, October 5
New York Comic Comic Con GET JIRO! And HUNGRY GHOSTS co-writer Joel Rose Signing
Dark Horse Booth # 1636
Tuesday, October 16
425 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003
Join writer Joel Rose, historian Laura Spinney, poet Greg Pardlo, and playwright Itamar Moses as they tell stories on the theme “Forget Me Not.”
ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S HUNGRY GHOSTS is a celebration of culinary creativity and the power of storytelling. Like Bourdain and his writing, the stories bring together different traditions to create something unexpected, bold, and occasionally shocking. Bourdain rejected the label of celebrity chef and the publication of this book is an opportunity to reflect not only on Bourdain’s impact on culture, but his literary legacy.
(128 pages / color / on sale October 2, 2018 in comic shops and everywhere books are sold / $14.99 HC / ISBN 978-1506706696 / Berger Books, Dark Horse Comics, Inc.)
About the Writers:
Anthony Bourdain was a veteran chef and author of both non-fiction and fiction: the New York Times bestselling Kitchen Confidential and Medium Raw; A Cook’s Tour; the collection The Nasty Bits; the novels Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo; the biography Typhoid Mary: An Urban Historical; two graphic novels, Get Jiro! and Get Jiro!: Blood and Sushi and his latest New York Times bestselling cookbook Appetites. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Times of London, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Vanity Fair, Lucky Peach and many other publications. In 2013, Bourdain launched his own publishing line with Ecco, Anthony Bourdain Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. His first food and travel show was A Cook’s Tour on the Food Network, followed by No Reservations and The Layover on the Travel Channel. In 2013, he joined CNN as a producer, writer and host of the globe travelling show Parts Unknown which received the Peabody Award and Eleven Emmy Awards. Bourdain received a posthumous Emmy Award for his non-fiction writing for Parts Unknown.
Somewhat notoriously, he established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He was as unsparing of those things he hated, as he was evangelical about his passions.
Joel Rose is the author of the novels Kill the Poor, Kill Kill Faster Faster, and The Blackest Bird. Kill Kill Faster Faster and Kill the Poor were both made into feature films. Other writing includes: New York Sawed in Half and the bestselling graphic novel Get Jiro!, co-written with Anthony Bourdain. Joel also was co-founder and editor of the legendary and influential 1980s Lower East Side literary magazine Between C and D.http://www.joelrosebooks.com
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.