Ghost World feat. CC Stapleton

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Prep your cynical disdain and your green tint (or is it blue?) because Brenna and Joe - plus special guest CC Stapleton - are headed back into comic territory with Daniel Clowes' 1997 comic and Terry Zwigoff's 2001 film adaptation, Ghost World.

The discussion includes the depiction of teen ennui, the idea that certain texts are more meaningful if you read them at a particular stage of development, as well as the film's focus on new character Seymour (Steve Buscemi). Plus: thanks to a completely out of touch Roger Ebert review, the trio make the startling discovery that the two texts not actually YA at all, but rather they are autobiographical works about their old white heterosexual male creators!

In Homework: Brenna touches on a recent news story involving censorship and author Jo Knowles, CC praises Brian K Vaughan's Paper Girls, and Joe addresses another book from the recent YA Forecast Part 2: The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren.

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