Works

Get Jiro! and Get Jiro! Blood and Sushi
(DC Comics/Vertigo, July 2012; October 2015)

Chefs are the new power. He is the master. Just donąt ask for a California Roll.

GET JIRO!

A frenetic, stylized send-up about fame, fortune and food fanatics from DC Comics/Vertigo

BLOOD AND SUSHI

Prequel to the original, a Yakuza tale of rice and violence.


The Blackest Bird
A Novel of History and Murder

(W.W. Norton & Company, March 2007)

"A marvelous novel."
--Patrick McGrath

"Irresistibly seductive.... Murder mystery, historical novel, portal to another time."
--Anthony Bourdain

"Thoroughly entertaining."
--Booklist

Kill Kill Faster Faster
(Crown, 1998; Canongate, 1998; Penguin, 1999)

“Stylish, Dead-pan funny and exhaustingly fashionable. The pace never drops.”
--The London Times

“There’s no denying its power. Very good indeed.”
--Time Out

“Rose has crammed the crime genre into a pulverizing blender and spewed out a terrifyingly violent, funny, sexy, and hypnotic novel.”
--Details Magazine


Kill the Poor
(Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988)

"Tough, terse snapshots of urban America"
--The Chicago Tribune

"Undeniable charm and gritty rhythm."
--Philadelphia Inquirer

"Wholly convincing, compelling, and full of energy."
--The Baltimore Sun


New York Sawed in Half
(Bloomsbury, 2001)

"Joel Rose's suspenseful saga relives the greatest hoax ever recorded in New York City history."
--Vanity Fair

"On a summer day in the eighteen-twenties, two men brought startling news to New York City's Centre Market. Manhattan, they announced, was sinking. The men explained that the mayor had sanctioned an emergency plan to saw off the bottom half of the island, drag it out into the harbor, turn it head to toe, and reattach it. Joel Rose's semi-fictional re-creation of the hoax reflects on the peculiar complicity that exists between the duper and the duped."
--The New Yorker

"Sure to get people talking big-time!"
--Gotham Magazine

La Pacifica
(DC Comics, Paradox Press, 1994)

Written by Amos Poe and Joel Rose. Art by Tayyar Ozkan

"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




Between C&D: New Writing from the Lower East Side Fiction Magazine
(Penguin Contemporary American Fiction, 1988)

Edited by Joel Rose and Catherine Texier

The Big Book of Thugs
(DC Comics, Paradox Press, 1996)

True Stories of History's Most Notorious Gangs, Posses, and Mobs.

Written by Joel Rose. Art by a hoard of various comic book artists.

The Big Book of Little Criminals
(DC Comics, Paradox Press, 1995)

63 Tales of the World's Most Incompetent Jailbirds


Love is Strange: Stories of Postmodern Romance
(W.W. Norton & Company, 1993)

Edited by Joel Rose and Catherine Texier






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!
Fiction
"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