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Joel Rose was the first guy to publish me--way back in the day when he was running a literary mag out of a tenement on the Lower East Side. Years later, while I was still slinging steaks, still standing next to a deep fryer, he was the first guy to see the possibilities in a book of stories about the restaurant business (Kitchen Confidential). We've stayed friends and in touch, whatever's happening in our lives, thick and thin, over the last 30 years.
If you missed it, Anthony Bourdain, best selling author and host of the Travel Channel's "No Reservations," was on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to discuss his new Vertigo graphic novel, GET JIRO! Co-written by Joel Rose, with art by Langdon Foss and colored by Jose Villarrubia, GET JIRO! is on sale later this month. You can watch the full video here.
When I started working on Sweet Tooth three years ago I thought I’d be lucky if the series made it ten issues. I never dreamed I’d be able to tell the kind of sprawling, 40-issue epic that it ended up becoming. In many ways Sweet Tooth’s likelihood of survival in the competitive comics market was about as great as Gus’ likelihood of survival in the post-apocalyptic world he inhabits. After all, who would have bet on a weird little book about a boy with antlers ever surviving in a market flooded with blockbuster cape and tight titles? But somehow it did.
For those of you who aren't nearby a comics shop, GONE TO AMERIKAY landed in bookstores today. So be sure to check out this beautifully written and gorgeous to gaze upon graphic novel!