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Minisode 30 | My Friend Dahmer

This episode was recorded sometime in the recent past!

Paul and Nick join Mike to discuss Derf Backderf’s OGN, My Friend Dahmer. This episode was a request by one of our 2018 Kickstarter backers!

Music provided by Infinity Shred. Find them on Bandcamp.

Producer: Mike Rapin
Editor: Zander Riggs

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  1. This episode was so fascinating, as I read this book a few years ago, and not surprisingly no one else I knew read it for me to discuss it with, so I appreciated hearing other insights on this graphic novel. Def’s art and narrative certainly elevated this disturbing and heartbreaking book. As a mother, and as someone who works with teens, I ache for bullied youth who are disenfranchised and lonely. There were so many signs that something was wrong with Jeffrey, and not a single adult stepped forward to help him. Most glaringly his parents, but what about teachers or his peers? How could the drinking not be noticed? This depressing book should serve as a warning to youth and adults alike, to take note and help when you see someone struggling. Was Jeffrey Dahmer so far gone at that stage that no intervention would have helped? We’ll never know because no one did intervene, and his depraved acts went unchecked and he became a monster. Derf effectively walked the line of not giving Dahmer sympathy, but giving the reader a lot to think about.

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