Abrams ComicArts will publish Derf Backderf’s KENT STATE: FOUR DEAD IN OHIO in 2020.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ezra Claytan Daniels’ graphic novel Upgrade Soul has been optioned by Aperture Entertainment and Adam Goldworm, producer of the film adaptation of Derf Backderf’s My Friend Dahmer. The graphic novel, due out Tuesday in bookstores, is described as a David Cronenberg-esque fairytale of wish fulfillment wherein an elderly African-American couple participate […]
My Friend Dahmer, directed by Marc Meyer and based on Derf Backderf’s acclaimed graphic novel, has been one of the under the radar comic book movies of the year – but also one of he best reviewed. A trailer has been released, showing Disney Channel star and R5 member Ross Lynch playing Dahmer as a […]
CXC, the ambitious third year comics festival located in Columbus, OH, just announced its 2017 guest list, 24 creators from an eclectic swath of the comics world; I picked three names in the headline to express that, including bestselling children’s author Dav “Captain Underpants” Pilkey, wunderkind Tillie Walden, and Image Comics/Milkfed mainstay Kelly Sue DeConnick. CXC is run in […]
To experience the work of Derf Backderf is to be transported into the mind of a voracious lover of the comics medium. As someone who didn’t read comics closely growing up and only started reading them critically in graduate school, being a follower/lurker on Derf’s social media pages is akin to being in a masterclass […]
There’s no stoppin’ the Archies from hoppin’! On one level, the concept of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead joining forces with Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy Ramone shouldn’t work. At all. On many levels, the bands’ outlooks are seemingly too different from each other to meld into something that could be coherent. The […]
For most of my life, the comings and goings of garbage was pretty much a mystery to me. When I was a kid, I put it in a can. When I lived in New York City, I dropped it down a shoot. And so on. It wasn’t until I moved out to the middle of […]
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 […]