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Author Backderf, Derf, 1959-

Title My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel / [text and illustrations] by Derf Backderf ; [editor, Charles Kochman].

Publication Info. New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC DERF    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Teen  GRAPHIC NOVEL BIO DAHMER    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL BACKDERF    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Young Adult  GRAPHIC YA DERF    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Graphic Novel  GRAPHX DERF    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Young Adult  YA GN FIC MY    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Adult Graphic Novels  GN BACKDERF    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Children's Department  JUV. 818 D432M    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library – Adult Graphic Novels  GRAPHIC NOVEL DERF    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Teen  YA GRAPHIC DERF    Check Shelf
Description 221 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-220).
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."
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.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 3.6 1.0 157427.
Subject Dahmer, Jeffrey -- Childhood and youth -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Dahmer, Jeffrey -- Friends and associates -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Dahmer, Jeffrey -- Family -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Backderf, Derf, 1959- -- Childhood and youth -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Problem youth -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Male friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Behavior disorders in adolescence -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Serial murderers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nineteen seventies -- Comic books, strips, etc.
High school students -- Ohio -- Comic books, strips, etc.
High schools -- Ohio -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Biographical comic books, strips, etc.
Biographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Added Author Kochman, Charles.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
ISBN 9781419702167 (hardback)
1419702165 (hardback)
9781419702174 (paperback)
1419702173 (paperback)
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