Joel Rose

Novels include Kill the Poor, Kill Kill Faster Faster, and The Blackest Bird.

New York Sawed in Half is an Urban Historical based on the crazy, infamous hoax of the early 1820s.

Kill the Poor and Kill Kill Faster Faster have been made into feature films.

The Blackest Bird has been translated into 13 languages.

New York Times #1 Bestselling graphic novel Get Jiro! written with Anthony Bourdain (Art by Langdon Foss)

Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi (Art by Ali Garza), New York Times's bestselling prequel.

Hungry Ghosts #1, a comic book anthology from Dark Horse Comics and Berger Books: written with Anthony Bourdain. Cover by Paul Pope. Art by Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey

Hungry Ghosts #2. Cover by Paul Pope. Art by Mateus Santollouco and Leonardo Manco.

Hungry Ghosts #3. In stores now.

Hungry Ghosts #1
Written by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose
Dark Horse Comics/​Berger Books
Available at your local comic shop

Hungry Ghosts #2

KILL KILL FASTER FASTER, Gareth Robert's award-winning film from the novel.



New York Times #1 Bestseller
Library Journal Best Book of 2012
From DC Comics/​Vertigo.
Written by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose. Art by Langdon Foss.


New York Times Bestseller
Written by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose. Art by Ale Garza.
From DC Comics/​Vertigo

Selected Works

Graphic Novel
In a future LA ruled by culinary warlords, two sides will battle to the bitter end to... GET JIRO! A ruthless master chef with ideas of his own!
"A thrilling new whodunnit. New York's answer to the Jack the Ripper murders."
--Independent on Sunday
“A modern urban masterpiece.”
--Irvine Welsh
“Sharp, savage and extremely well written.”
--New York Times
Urban Historical
"A novelist's touches bring history to life."
--USA Today
Graphic Novels
"The writing is crisp, the art grim. What a movie this would make!"
-- Flux Magazine
"This pioneering graphic novel mystery blends hard-boiled genre conventions with punk and transgressive aesthetics, resulting in a lost classic of the 1990s."
--Borderland Speakeasy #14: The No Wave Noir of La Pacifica
"Learn about lots of really nasty people that you've probably never heard of."
--Bryan Shultz
DC Comics' Award-Winning Factoid Book
Short Story Anthologies
"Violent. Sexy....Plenty that readers will admire."
--Library Journal
"Not your ordinary love stories."
--Publisher's Weekly