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Derf Backderf

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Derf Backderf

John Backderf is an American cartoonist, political illustrator and journalist more commonly known as Derf or Derf Backderf. Derf became well-known through his satirical comic series The City, which was published in several free alternative weeklies between 1990 and 2014. His graphic novel My Friend Dahmer, which recounts the story of his friendship to renowned serial killer, necrophile and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer, became an international bestseller. 2017 saw the premiere of a film based upon the novel.

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