Jeffrey Dahmer’s High School Years Depicted in New Graphic Novel

Interesting subject matter.

Author Jennifer Chase

Forensic psychologists are in the business of studying, among many other factors, the childhoods of our most notorious criminals.  How does someone’s past predict or play a role in the horrible pain they inflict upon others later in life?  Volumes have been written on what Stalin and Hitler were like as kids, and the parallels between the two men are eerie and striking.  Closer to home, any review of FBI interviews with serial killers will reveal lengthy discussions about parents, school friends, and formative events.

There also is a lot to be learned from the perspective of a person who knows the criminal in a different light.  One such individual has just published a graphic novel to share with the world the Jeffrey Dahmer who was his high school friend.

Cartoonist John Backderf attended Revere High School in Ohio with Dahmer, noting that his group of “band nerd” friends adopted…

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