Saturday, March 25, 2006

Pizzeria Kamikaze :: graphic novel released

asaf :: the story was originally serialized in Bipolar in five chapters. in this square format collection, the grey was turned into silver.

from the back cover " I think she cried at my funeral. It’s not like I’m conceited or anything, but I’m pretty sure. Sometimes I can actually picture her talking about me to some guy she feels close to. Talking about me dying. About how they lowered me into the grave, kinda shrivelled up and pitiful, like an old chocolate bar. About how we never really got a chance. And afterwards the guy would stick it to her, and it would be all about making her feel better."
Pizzeria Kamikaze is about a guy with a broken heart who committed suicide only to find himself at Pizza Kamikaze, a regular day job in a world where everyone died before. now, it's about passing time.

written by Etgar Keret
illustrated by Asaf Hanuka

published by Alternative Comics

"Touching, funny, romantic, mysterious, and unforgettable, Pizzeria Kamikaze is a reading experience that pulls you into its world even as it’s making you reflect on your own."
(Michael May, Comic World News)

(for better cover image, please visit my website.)


  1. Anonymous6:08 PM

    FACT: Keret f'n rules.
    PROOF: "Fatso" by Etgar Keret

  2. Picked this up on Tuesday. Nicely put together . Love the printing and packaging.

    Enjoyed it immensely when I originally read it in biPolar , but it really merits a another read as a single volume .

    The drawing style really evolves and becomes more assured and lean by the end of the book. This is more evident when reading it all at once.

    Well done.

    Cheers, Dom

  3. Anonymous4:08 AM

    Hope we can get it in France, any idea where ?

  4. This is one of my favorite blogs! I hope that you don't mind if I link you guys.
    Tomer-I contacted you a while ago to interview you for my portfolio class and you send me an e-mail with a great interview you had done. I want to thank you, it was really helpful! You and your brother are a great inspiration. BTW hows Europe treating you?

  5. Anonymous3:42 AM

    Felicitations Asaf!
    Hope to read it one day.

    See you

  6. hi guys - thanks and merci.

    I have been working on this for 5 years, and it's true my drawing style has changed over time. something about repeating the same forms over and over again generates a form of simplification, like saying the same thing while using less words.

    there will be a french edition of the book from publisher Actus Sud, previewed for Janvier 2007, along with Tomer's book, The Placebo Man. Hope to see you all at Angouleme... a bien tot!

  7. Anonymous1:35 AM

    Nice ! Actes Sud is a great publisher.

  8. your work is freakin' amazing! ill definitely be checking out your graphic novel.

  9. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Your works are wonderful, I'm really astonished.
    If I ever meet you, You'll be granted a cold beer..