The apparently indefatigable Anthony Bourdain promoted Get Jiro! at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego last week and mentioned that while the graphic novel's protagonist may share a name with fish-master Jiro Ono, the book's roots actually date back to 1980, when fanboy Bourdain sent some comics to Joel Rose, then the editor of the quarterly alt-lit zine Between C&D. Bourdain was also inspired by his offbeat relationship with the comics polymath Harvey Pekar. And it was the pair's 2007 collaboration for a No Reservations episode that inspired Bourdain to return to comics. However winding that road may seem, it worked: Get Jiro! takes the top spot in the July 22 New York Times "Hardcover Graphic Books" list.
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