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Shia LaBeouf Really Has A Weird (Stupid) Way Of Showing He’s A Daniel Clowes Fan

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I'll be honest with you: I'm getting just as sick of writing about Shia LaBeouf's continued efforts to win the Jerk Olympics as you may be of reading about him, but he keeps trying to top himself after initially being accused of plagiarizing Daniel Clowes (and now, many others) and it's impossible to ignore.

This time around, he tweeted a photo of a storyboard for "my next short," "Daniel Boring," clearly a not-even-thinly-veiled rip-off of Clowes' "David Boring," which he serialized in his series Eightball. Clowes' attorney, Michael J. Kump, sent LaBeouf's attorney a cease-and-desist order, and the Transformers actor posted that, too.

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Shia LaBeouf Achieves Self-Awareness, Becomes A Being Of Pure Dickishness

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If you were wondering, Shia LaBeouf, a multi-millionaire who has been famous since he was about 12, doesn't think copyright really means anything.

If the actor's recent statements in a nigh-insufferable interview at Bleeding Cool are to be believed, he's been playing everyone all along. Or maybe that's just what he wants everyone to believe now that he's been caught plagiarizing Daniel Clowes' comic "Justin M. Damiano" for his short film

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Shia LaBeouf Apologizes On Twitter For The Whole Adapting-A-Dan-Clowes-Comic-Without-Permission-Or-Credit Thing

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If you missed it yesterday, Shia LaBeouf, star of Disturbia and author of comics including one called Cyclical that involves motorcycles because of symbolism, adapted a Daniel Clowes comic, "Justin M. Damiano," into a short film and showed it at film festivals. Problem is, Clowes and his publisher, Fantagraphics didn't know about it, weren't credited, and weren't paid.

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Failed Comic Artist Shia LaBeouf Makes Film Based On Daniel Clowes Comic Without Permission

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Failed comic book creator Shia LaBeouf, who we understand was in some movies once, has just released a short film titled The film, directed by LaBeouf, follows the emotional trials and tribulations of an online film critic as he struggles with the frustrations of his chosen profession, including the emotional conflict of hero-worship and interacting with other bloggers, among other annoyances. Starring Jim Gaffigan as Howard Cantour, the film is seemingly an adaptation of "Justin M. Damiano," a short story by cartoonist Daniel Clowes.

Clowes, the creator of the graphic novel Ghost World, has seen his work adapted to the screen in the past. The difference this time? It would appear that LaBeouf, in no way, shape or form, had permission from Clowes to adapt his work, nor does he credit him anywhere in the film. In fact, the two have never even spoken.

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Best Art Ever (This Week) – 04.26.13


We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web...

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Link Ink: Christian Bale Visits Aurora, Sakai’s Process And Designer Toy Awards


Movies: The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visited the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado yesterday afternoon and met with several patients (including Carey Rottman, pictured above) who were injured in the Friday shootings that took place during a midnight showing of the film...

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Link Ink: Daniel Clowes Covers The New Yorker, Sleeved Superhero Blankets and Sci-Fi Eateries


Art: Daniel Clowes comments on the changing shape of book stores on a new cover for The New Yorker.

Eats: Blastr has a list of sci-fi restaurants currently in operation. Sadly, none of them are in my neighborhood -- but they may be in yours...

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Link Ink: ‘Arkham City’ Batarang Game Controllers, Actors With Their Action Figures and Conan’s Dad Swings Mightily


Gaming: This fall Power A will release batarang-flavored controllers for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in honor of Batman: Arkham City.

Awesome: Gamma Squad's put together a super fun gallery of actors meeting their action figure selves that you will want to see, pronto...

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Link Ink: Hugh Jackmansparrow, Asleep in the TARDIS and Tintin Brawls


Movies: A lot of folks like the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise just the way it is, but more than a few Hugh Jackman fans might have dug the alternate timeline where the Wolverine actor took the role of Jack Sparrow...

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