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Derf Backderf on censorship, counterculture & ‘My Friend Dahmer’

John “Derf” Backderf — the graphic novelist who wrote My Friend Dahmer, Trashed and the comic strip, The City — visited us earlier this month. Derf also allowed us to interview him. He discussed: getting fired from his first job “for general tastelessness.” counterculture (In … Continue reading

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Tom Batiuk on creating comics for 46 years

Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft creator Tom Batiuk joined us last month for our inaugural Northcoast Writers’ Showcase. He discussed how he became a cartoonist and his favorite stories from 46 years of creating comics strips. He also explains why cartoonists need knowledge “a … Continue reading

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