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My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel

Author: Derf
Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Biographical comics
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Coming-of-age comics
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Named Person: Derf; Jeffrey Dahmer; Derf.; Jeffrey Dahmer; Jeffrey Dahmer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derf
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].

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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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A new classic of the graphic novel genre . . . A moving book that qualifies as one of the great graphic novels, a work of art.--Creative Loafing A powerful, unsettling use of the graphic medium to Read more...

 
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