How To Get Out Of Jury Service – Create A Comic

How To Get Out Of Jury Service – Create A ComicJohn 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 replied  "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

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.