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My Friend Dahmer : Movie Tie-In Edition - Derf Backderf

My Friend Dahmer : Movie Tie-In Edition

By: Derf Backderf, Marc Meyers (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2017
ISBN: 9781419727559
Number Of Pages: 240

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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, Dahmer was a much more complex figure: a high school friend with whom he had shared classrooms, hallways, and car rides.

In My Friend Dahmer, 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 readers will never forget.

This new paperback edition will coincide with the release of the movie adaptation of My Friend Dahmer and will include additional bonus content from the author archives.

About the Author

Derf Backderf has been nominated for two Eisner Awards and has received a host of honors, including the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for political cartooning. His weekly comic strip, The City, has appeared in more than 100 newspapers over the past 22 years. Backderf lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Industry Reviews

"A thoughtful adaptation of his schoolmate John Backderf's Robert Crumb-styled graphic novel, rich with detail and regret, it deconstructs the perfect storm of failures -by family, by friends, in his school life-that let him slip. [...] A humane film, this takes its responsibility as a true story seriously, without the luridness or cheap jump scares of Ed Gein (2000). Shot in Dahmer's utterly suburban childhood home, and cleaving tightly to Backderfs wish to bear witness, it's an exquisite dissection of how monsters are not only born, but also made." -- Sight & Sound magazine
"Based on the graphic novel memoir by Derf Backderf - a fair-weather friend of Dahmer's from high school - Meyers' film is a ghoulishly funny and profoundly sad portrait of a future killer." -- Total Film

ISBN: 9781419727559
ISBN-10: 1419727559
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 2017
Publisher: Abrams
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.66

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