The City, by Derf

Derf, pseudonym of John Backderf, studied at Ohio State University, where he drew political cartoons for the school paper. After his studies he got a job as a cartoonist at a newspaper in Florida, where he was fired after two years because of "general tastelessness". Derf moved to Cleveland and launched his comic strip 'The City' in 1990. The City' is one of the most widely-read alternative cartoons. It appears in a variety of publications, including The Chicago Reader and the Dallas Observer. Derf grew up in rural Ohio and went to school with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Derf wrote a graphic novel, 'Young Jeffrey Dahmer', about his friendship with Dahmer which was published by Derf's own company Derfcity Publications, and which is available through his website.

Jeffrey Dahmer, by Derf

Last updated: 2006-11-19

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