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.

The graphic novel Get Jiro! written with Anthony Bourdain (Art by Langdon Foss) was a New York Times #1 Bestseller.

The Get Jiro! prequel, Blood and Sushi (Art by Ali Garza), was also a New York Times bestseller.

Coming January 2018 from Dark Horse Comics and Berger Books: Hungry Ghosts, written with Anthony Bourdain. Cover by Paul Pope. Art by Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey

Hungry Ghosts
Bourdain and Rose
Dark Horse Comics/Berger Books
January 2018

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


Library Journal Best Book of 2012

#1 New York Times Graphic Novel Bestseller from DC Comics/​Vertigo.

Written by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose. Art by Langdon Foss.


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