GET JIRO: BLOOD AND SUSHI (Bourdain, Rose / Ale Garza)

Le 20 octobre 2015, Vertigo publiera l’album Get Jiro: Blood and Shushi dans lequel les scénaristes Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose et le dessinateur Ale Garza raconteront les origines de Jiro, violent chef cuisinier éduqué par une famille de criminels dans le Japon futuriste.

Le premier volume de Get Jiro est sorti en 2012 et est toujours disponible.

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Voici les cinq premières pages:

[quote]I’ve never really considered myself to be a Vertigo guy. Up until now I’ve pretty much been doing superhero stuff. So for me to do this family drama, this gangster drama, it was definitely a stretch for me. A lot of the effects that I’m used to dealing with weren’t the same. Instead of doing layouts you’d normally do for something like Teen Titans, I used a very straightforward box layout, just focusing on the pacing of the storytelling, to make sure that was first and foremost before anything else. And the emotion of the characters. That was I definitely wanted to play upon, because it’s such a dark story, but it’s got quirks to it.

The people who love the artwork in the first one are going to see something completely different in this once, and I think that’s what Vertigo wanted. But I still tried to bring a more artistic sensibility to it, as far as being a storyteller first and foremost, and getting the emotions of the characters onto the page. And helping the main character, Jiro, grow as a character on the pages.[/quote]


[quote]Yeah, it was completely re-defining for me. As you said, I’m known for stuff like Teen Titans or Supergirl, and the over-the-top storytelling that comes with drawing mainstream super-hero comic books. So the idea of doing something for Vertigo was like being asked to the cool kids table.

I’ve always known that the main point of drawing comics for me was to tell stories. When I read this great story, I knew what I would have to do to tell it. I would need to refigure my approach to a lot of things. I would need to tell the story from a place of much more decompression, having everything in every panel count in terms of emotion. Camera angles and details would ultimately drive the emotion of the story.

It was a challenge. But it was a good experience and I gave myself the challenge of just doing the best that I could. And after awhile, I had so much fun drawing Ichigo, Jiro’s brother — his emotions and his character. You find the things that you enjoy in each project and focus in on those. With this project, it was easy to do that.[/quote]