WorldCat Identities

Derf

Overview
Works: 11 works in 17 publications in 3 languages and 1,173 library holdings
Genres: Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: PN6727.D466, 741.5973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Derf
My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel by Derf ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"You only think you know this story. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer, the most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper, seared himself into the American consciousness. To the public, Dahmer was a monster who committed unthinkable atrocities. To Derf Backderf, 'Jeff' was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides. In [this story], a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche-- a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget."--Amazon.com
Punk rock & trailer parks by Derf ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Punk Rock & Trailer Parks conjures up the oppressive insanity of growing up in a small town, the day-to-day weirdness of the trailer parks tucked away therein, the magic allure of sex and the necessary comforts of friendship, the mystical power of the counter-culture to turn outcasts into heroes and, most of all, the transcendent power of music, specifically the punk rock of the late 1970's which redefined, transported, and ultimately, perhaps, disappointed a generation. Punk Rock & Trailer Parks touches on themes and emotions that are universal to any kid in America who knows that there MUST be something else out there other than this"--P. [4] of cover
Trashed : true tales from the back of a garbage truck by Derf ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Graphic novel based on the author's time spent working on a garbage truck
Mon ami Dahmer by Derf ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The city : grueling urban humor by Derf ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My friend Dahmer : a true story by Derf ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mein Freund Dahmer : [eine Graphic Novel über den Serienmörder Jeffrey Dahmer] by Derf ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The city : [syndicate sales kit] by Derf ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Grueling urban humor.] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
John Backderf (derf) discusses urban humor
Ghoulardi and me by Derf ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.00 for Mein Freun ... to 1.00 for The city : ...)
Alternative Names
Backderf, Derf
Backderf, Derf, 1959-
Backderf, John
Backderf, John, 1959-
Languages
English (14)
German (2)
French (1)
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