Here’s one of the five new recipes by the late Anthony Bourdain that feature in his graphic novel Hungry Ghosts being published by Dark Horse Comics and Berger Books this week in the run up to New York Comic-Con.
Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts reunites the celebrity chef with 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 colour, hardcover book is available in comic shops, bookstores, and everywhere books are sold and features five all-new original recipes prepared by Bourdain.
Alongside the publication, there will be a number of events this month both at and running alongside New York Comic Con to honour Bourdain’s memory.
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.”