My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

A Graphic Novel

Book - 2012
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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, '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.
Published: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2012.
ISBN: 9781419702174
1419702173
9781419702167
1419702165
Branch Call Number: GN MY
Characteristics: 221 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kochman, Charles
Harry N. Abrams, Inc

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DBRL_TEEN May 03, 2011

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... Read More »


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