Derf plays the ultimate Get Out Of Jury Duty Free card: The City cartoonist Derf recently got out of jury duty by answering a question regarding whether or not he’d ever committed a crime by mentioning he went to high school with Jeffrey Dahmer. Derf’s original blog post about the incident and another about the Plain Dealer column and the Associated Press piece about it can be found on his blog; of particular interest is the fact that Derf is apparently near the end of completing a 200-page graphic novel version of My Friend Dahmer, a 2002 comic book he made about the point where his life intersected with that of the future serial killer.
Well, that’s a strange way to boil Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World down into just five words: “Nerd takes on girlfriend’s exes”; being in a rock band, being able to constantly defeat your many foes in physical combat and having almost every pretty girl you meet fall madly in love with you is pretty much the exact opposite of being a nerd, isn’t it?
Speaking of Scott Pilgrim: The release of the DVD of the movie means another round of interviews with cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley. This is a neat one, which mentions Edgar Wright’s ”Amelie version of Toronto” as the setting.
Actually, none of these surprised me: “Movies based on comic books that may surprise you”