Back in 2008, Pac-Man was the most recognized video game character, according to the Davie Brown Celebrity Index. Pac-Man scored an A, recognized by 94 percent of U.S. consumers. Considering he’s fictional competing on a list against real-life celebrities, we think the yellow guy ain’t doin’ bad for himself.
So you can be pretty sure that most everybody who sees you sporting this backpack will get it. With a screen from Pac-Man printed on the 600 Denier polyester and a gold overlay mimicking Pac-Man’s open jaws, this is a loud shout-out to retro video games and arcades everywhere. It has plenty of pockets for hiding your own personal power pellets, whether they come in the form of water bottles, caffeinated candies, or energy shots. And, of course, it has a padded laptop / tablet sleeve in the main compartment, because we know that in life sometimes the maze gets a little bumpy.
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope