Monday, March 26, 2012

My Friend Dahmer; Derf Backderf

My Friend Dahmer is the new graphic novel expansion of his 2004 comic of the same name by cartoonist Derf Backderf.

Derf's previous graphic novel, Trailer Parks and Punk Rock, from 2010, was about the music scene out of Ohio and trailer parks, just like the title states. Similarily, My Friend Dahmer, is about what it sounds like, except although Derf went to high school with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, he (and others) wasn't a close friend of his, rather he (Dahmer) was a big part of their high school pranks and goof offs. My Friend Dahmer isn't a sensationalistic account of how someone becomes a serial killer, but it is an engrossing look at how an outcast from a troubled family life can go on to do the horrific killings Jeffrey Dahmer went on to do between 1978 through 1991.

1 comment:

STC Technologies said...

The guy who wrote and drew My Friend Dahmer, Derf Backderf, grew up in a small, rural town in Ohio!!
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