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APE: Clowes & Tomine Speak Out

"Ghost World" creator Dan Clowes and "Optic Nerve" creator Adrian Tomine held a wide-ranging discussion on everything from how important settings are in their work, 9/11 and how Clowes writes teenage girls so well.

Tim looks back at advice from a literary master and ponders over what has become an increasingly large and much debated question in the age of the internet and message boards: What does it take to be a good comic book reader?