(USE MAY178543) MY FRIEND DAHMER SC
(W) Derf Backderf (A/CA) Derf Backderf
You only think you know this story. We all have that one friend we grew up with - the strange kid, the class freak, the one whose antics amused and entertained, maybe even alarmed us. Every now and then we might wonder whatever happened to that person. For one cartoonist, that question was answered without warning by every media outlet in the world. Derf Backderf tries to make sense of Jeffrey Dahmer, the future serial killer with whom he shared classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, libraries, and car rides. What emerges is a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a young man struggling helplessly against the ghastly urges bubbling up from the deep recesses of his psyche.
In Shops: Feb 15, 2012