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My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel

My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel

Author: Derf Backderf
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
We all have that one friend from school -- the strange kid, the class freak, the guy whose antics amused, entertained, and maybe even alarmed us. The one who sticks in our heads even with the passing of the years. That classmate is invariably left behind when we graduate, vanishing into memory, filed away with our old yearbooks and other teenage mementoes. But every now and then we wonder, whatever happened to that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographical comic books, strips, etc
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Named Person: Derf Backderf; Jeffrey Dahmer; Derf Backderf; Jeffrey Dahmer; Jeffrey Dahmer; Jeffrey Dahmer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derf Backderf
ISBN: 9781419702167 1419702165 9781419702174 1419702173 9781419727559 1419727559
OCLC Number: 746316123
Awards: Winner of Alex Awards 2013
Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Fourteen and Up) 2013
Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (High School) 2015
Short-listed for Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers 2014
Short-listed for The Harvey Awards 2018 (United States)
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: The convoluted history of My friend Dahmer --
Prologue --
The strange boy --
A secret life --
The Dahmer fan club --
Becoming the monster --
Fade to black --
Epilogue --
The players.
Responsibility: written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman].


In 1991, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer seared himself into the American consciousness. To Backderf, "Jeff" was a high school friend. In this haunting and original graphic novel, Backderf creates a  Read more...


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My Friend Dahmer is a vivid 1970s period piece, reeking of Mad magazine and acid rock, and with his trippy, expressive black-and-white drawings, Backderf shows how the sickness of that self-obsessed Read more...

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