Derf announces new graphic novel for 2015: Trashed


Over at his blog, Derf Backderf, author of My Friend Dahmer, has announced his next book: a 288-page GN based on his Trashed webcomic. Abrams will publish it in Fall 2015.

Trashed concerns the comedic adventures of a bunch of garbage collectors. SOLD!

My Friend Dahmer—about Derf’s high school friendship with the future serial killer—has become, as the author notes, something of a minor classic, and he’ll never really top it—and he’s okay with that.

I always knew that MFD would be my best-known work, if I could only convince someone to publish it (and if I could teach myself how to write and draw this graphic novel stuff, which admittedly took awhile). As much as anything, that’s why I put out a couple entirely different books first, just so I’d have a body of work prior to MFD. And from my perspective, it’s better to have a best-known work than to not have one, so it’s not like I’m complaining! Trashed is right in my wheelhouse: another raucous, Rustbelt Epic chock full of smalltown weirdoes and stomach-churning comedy. Of all my work, I think Trashed is the most universally beloved. Obviously, I love it too, since I keep going back to it.

This, friends, is the dream scenario for any webcomic. Do good work, and interest a publisher in releasing it as a book.

You here that kids? A cartoonist with a happy story.

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