My Friend Dahmer

Comic DNA Episode 06 - My Friend Dahmer

In this episode, we take a look at My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf.  In this autobiographical comic, Derf recounts his time in high school and his association with Jeffery Dahmer, the man who would go on to become a notorious serial killer and cannibal.  Derf gives us a melancholy look at high school life in the 1970's where Dahmer, the social outcast, simultaneously becomes a school mascot and develops social disorders that go unnoticed by everyone.  Printed by Abrams ComicArts in 2012.

From the podcast -

"A lot of people were probably wanting some sort of tabloid "secret life of Jeffry Dahmer" and that's not what they got.  What they did get was a very personal look at Dahmer's life in high school from a very personal perspective, and that, to me, is what really sells this book."


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