How To Get Out Of Jury Service – Create A Comic

John Backderf is better known by the name Derf, a widely syndicated alternative cartoonist. He’s also known for writing and drawing the comic, the Eisner-nominated My Friend Dahmer about cannibal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmee from a unique perspective. That of going to school with him

And last week, this was a pertinent point during a court case in Cleveland. A member of the jury, Derf was asked if he knew any convicted criminals. And he reportedly repliedĀ  “I had a close friend in high school who killed seventeen people.”

That was enough to get him instantly dismissed. And also get considerable publicity for his comic from Slave Labor Graphics.

Speculator corner anyone?

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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