Chef's Kiss

A comic book.

written by Jarrett Melendez, drawn by Danica Brine, coloured by Hank Jones & lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhao

Now that college is over, English graduate Ben Cook is on the job hunt looking for something… anything… related to his passion for reading and writing. But interview after interview, hiring committee after hiring committee, Ben soon learns getting the dream job won't be as easy as he thought.

Proofreading? Journalism? Copywriting? Not enough experience. It turns out he doesn't even have enough experience to be a garbage collector! But when Ben stumbles upon a "Now Hiring — No Experience Necessary" sign outside a restaurant, he jumps at the chance to land his first job. Plus, he can keep looking for a writing job in the meantime. He's actually not so bad in the kitchen, but he will have to pass a series of cooking tests to prove he's got the culinary skills to stay on full-time. But it's only temporary… right?

When Ben begins developing a crush on Liam, one of the other super dreamy chefs at the restaurant, and when he starts ditching his old college friends and his old writing job plans, his career path starts to become much less clear. (From Oni Press)

Danica Brine is a comic book and children's book illustrator from Moncton, N.B. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, and on the covers of Wayward, Elephantmen and Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor.

Jarrett Melendez is an American food writer, a regular contributor to Bon Appetit and author of the cookbook The Comic Kitchen. 

Hank Jones is a colorist from Atlanta, Georgia. Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou is a British-Algerian letterer.