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My Friend Dahmer

A Graphic Novel

By Derf

Includes eBook exclusive bonus material! 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 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 one readers will never forget.

Format

Book

Availability

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  • GN My, Graphic Novel
  • GN My, Graphic Novel

Publish Date

2012

ISBN

9781419702167


Format: Book
Author: Derf
Summary: "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.
Title: My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel / written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman].
Publisher Date: New York Abrams ComicArts, 2012
Subject: Dahmer, Jeffrey -- Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels
Isbn: 9781419702167 (hc) 1419702165 (hc) 9781419702174 (pbk.) 1419702173 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: GN My
Oclc: 746316123
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Bib Id: 421203

Format: Book
Author: Derf.
Summary: "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.
Title: My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel / written & illustrated by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman].
Publisher, Date: New York Abrams ComicArts, 2012
Description: 221 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Dahmer, Jeffrey -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-220).
Contents: Preface: the convoluted history of 'My friend Dahmer' -- Prologue -- pt. 1. The strange boy -- pt. 2. A secret life -- pt. 3. The Dahmer fan club -- pt. 4. Becoming the monster -- pt. 5. Fade to black -- Epilogue.
LCCN: 2011285306
ISBN: 9781419702167 (hc)
ISBN: 1419702165 (hc)
ISBN: 9781419702174 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1419702173 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: GN My