Satisfy Your Palate With Flavor From Joseph Keatinge, Wook Jin Clark, Tamra Bonvillain

by Hannah Means Shannon

As initially announced at Emerald City Comic Con in 2017, a new culinary-themed comic is on the way from writer Joseph Keatinge (Glory, Shutter), artist Wook Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flip Side), colorist Tamra Bonvillain, letterer Ariana Maher, designer Rich Tommaso, and culinary consultant Ari Bouzari (Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food).


Flavor is not your average modern restaurant-themed tale, but a fantasy work, set within a “strange walled city” where chefs are celebrities and food is highly valued. Central character and underage, unlicensed chef Xoo is the unfortunate soul who uncovers a mystery that undermines this world.

Let the cooking-themed jokes begin.

Keatinge comments:

FLAVOR is a book with a lot of ingredients; we’re cooking up a comic unlike anything else I’ve collaborated on before. I’ve long desired to work with each and every person on this creative team, and I could not be happier with the results.

Clark adds:

This book is my dream book with a dream team. I’m so excited to be a part, and so pumped to share!

Image are calling Flavor a “high-stakes competition of The Hunger Games”, with the “lush world-building of Hayao Miyazaki”.

Flavor #1 (Diamond code: MAR180590) will be arriving on Wednesday, May 16th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, April 23rd.