News Flash

Masterclass Derf Backderf

Published on 23 December 2022

Derf Backderf's master class is full. However, you can register for the waiting list.

Derf Backderf's master class is fully booked. However, you can register for the waiting list.


On 20/01/2023 from 5pm-7pm at the Belgian Comics Art Centre. A ticket costs 5 euros and booking is mandatory (the number of seats is limited!). You can do so using the form below. This master class is free for comic book authors and students in comic art. The masterclass will be in English. 

Register here to reserve a seat! 


Derf Backderf

John Backderf, better known as Derf Backderf, is born on 31 October 1959 in the American town of Richfield, Ohio. He started his working life as a rubbish collector - he later incorporated that experience into his comic strip "Trashed" - but soon went to work as an illustrator, drawing the newspaper strip "The City" for almost 25 years. In 2012, he broke through internationally with his autobiographical graphic novel "My Friend Dahmer", about his friendship during his teenage years with Jeffrey Dahmer, who later became sadly known as a serial killer (the story was also adapted as a movie in 2017). In 2014, Backderf quit making newspaper comics to focus entirely on his graphic novels.

In 2021, his album "Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio" was selected for the renowned Angoulême Comics Festival and won an Eisner award for best reality-inspired work.

A cooperation of the Belgian Comic Strip Center / Pinceel / LUCA School of Arts / De Knalgele Kubus 


© 2023 — The Belgian Comic Strip Center - Museum Brussels

Web design & development by Typi