Our Story Studio houses bookshelves full of colourful and engaging graphic novels brought in by our CEO.
These books are regularly taken by the team to enjoy, spreading our love of a great story.
We’ve decided to spread this joy of storytelling further.
Every two weeks we’ll be focusing in on one of the graphics novels which line the shelves of our Story Studio, focusing on their story and sharing why we loved it. You can catch the last instalment which looked at ‘Tokyo on Foot’ by Florent Chavouet here.
‘My Friend Dahmer‘ by John “Derf” Backderf
‘My Friend Dahmer’ is an incredible story from artist John “Derf” Backderf about his teenage friendship with Jeffrey Dahmer, who later became a serial killer.
The novel focuses on the two boys time growing up in Ohio and focuses on the pair’s time at Eastview Junior High and Revere High School. The story follows Dahmer from age 12 up to just before his first murder, two weeks after high school graduation.
This beautifully drawn novel gives a haunting view of one of Americas most notorious serial killers.
Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of Dahmer. He lets his audience see an unknown side to Dahmer. A teen who was shy, a teenage alcoholic, neglected by his parents and someone never quite fit in with his classmates and was often bullied.
Above all else, we see Dahmer as a deeply disturbed individual who is tormented by inner demons. This is a unique and powerful novel and one that readers will never forget.
The novel was made into a film in 2017 with the same title.