Dark Horse Comics has announced that it will release Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts comic series as a hardcover graphic novel with plenty of bonus material under its Berger Books imprint. The 128-page full-color, hardcover was written by the late chef/author Anthony Bourdain & co-writer Joel Rose, with illustrations by Sebastian Cabrol, Vanesa Del Rey, Francesco Francavilla, Irene Koh, Leonardo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli, Mateus Santolouco, and Paul Pope, with colors by Jose Villarrubia and cover art by Pope:
Karen Rinaldi, Publisher of Harper Wave, Bourdain’s prose editor, publisher of Kitchen Confidential, and wife of Joel Rose said: “First and foremost, Bourdain was a writer. Besides spending two decades writing and creating for television, Bourdain penned 14 books and had other works in progress when he died; he took storytelling seriously. Stories are how we connect and, in a world where real connection seems to be losing ground, Bourdain was there to help others claw their way back up. His gift was to connect cultures and people by finding what there was to honor, to share, and to be grateful for, even in the most tenuous of circumstances or in the least expected places.”
Karen Berger added: “It remains a great privilege to publish Anthony Bourdain. Tony grew up a huge fan of R. Crumb and the horror stories of EC Comics and for a time, he wanted to be a comic book artist. But Tony loved co-writing comics with Joel and collaborating with the artists. It’s heartbreaking that we lost Tony, but I’ll always treasure my memories of his irreverent spirit, generosity, and his passion for comics and art.”
Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts will be released on Tuesday, October 2nd for just $14.99:
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.
- Five all-new original recipes prepared by Bourdain
- An extended dedication and beautiful send off to Bourdain written by Rose
- The Real Ghosts, a handy guide to the legendary spirits behind the terrifying tales, written by Rose, with illustrations by Leonardo Manco;
- A reunion for Bourdain and Rose with legendary comic book editor Karen Berger – the editor of Dark Horse Comics’ imprint Berger Books and recent inductee into the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Hall of Fame – who was the founding editor of Vertigo Comics, which published Bourdain and Rose’s graphic novel debut, the New York Times #1 bestseller, Get Jiro!