Cartoonist Derf (birth name: John Backderf) Has been at the center of a media flurry of late with both his searing memoir My Friend Dammer and his more genial, mostly fictional Trashed optioned for films. But perhaps lost in the excitement is that the My Friend Dammer movie is cast and being filmed as we […]
Here’s the second part of our annual creator survey, and this time out we have some exclusive peeks at some new projects for 2016, as well as what might be hit of something cool to happen…but you’ll have to read everything figure out what that is.
Thanks to all for taking the time to participate in this survey especially during the busy holiday time. You can find Part 1 here.
Congrats to Katie Skelly @nurse_nurse on being the first recipient of the @cxcfestival award! The festival was amazing can’t wait for next year’s #atmakescbus A photo posted by Columbus Makes Art (@artmakescbus) on Oct 3, 2015 at 2:30pm PDT Columbus Makes Art on Instagram: “Congrats to Katie Skelly @nurse_nurse on being the first recipient of […]
Specifically Derf Backderf’s Facebook photos which show the event held on Saturday and the transformation of a dilapidated Cleveland park into a new, vibrant space, all honoring one of Cleveland’s not memorable citizens. The park has a plaque (above) but also six banners drawn by Joseph Remnant and designed by Pekar’s widow, Joyce Brabner, that tell […]
The other day, Tom Spurgeon linked to a Facebook post by cartoonist T Edward Bak in which he frets about the “money vs art vs oh god what the hell am I doing” feeling that many in the indie world are having, and which we’ve written about many times. In response I was about to go link to a fantastic FB post by Derf Backderf in which he talks about being a cancer survivor and what he’s done since—delivered the great book My Friend Dahmer, continued to cartoon, enjoyed life with his family, travelled the world. It was a wonderful life affirming post that puts a lot of things into perspective.
But….it was gone.