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Update: In the wake of continuing fallout over his plagiarism scandal (see story below), Shia Labeouf is reportedly looking to make things right with Daniel Clowes, the graphic novelist whose work he ripped off in his directorial debut short film, "HowardCantour.com."

According to TheWrap, Labeouf "hopes to work out a deal to give Daniel Clowes proper credit," including altering "HowardCantour"'s film credits to acknowledge the source material, Clowes's 2007 comic "Justin M. Damiano."

"Labeouf's overture may include a monetary settlement of some kind," TheWrap added, "though how much wasn't immediately clear, as the film wasn't meant to be a profitable enterprise."

Clowes certainly isn't pleased, and neither is his longtime editor, Eric Reynolds, who wrote in an email to BuzzFeed that Labeouf's Twitter-based apology late Monday night was "a non-apology, absolving himself of the fact that he actively misled, at best, and lied, at worst, »

- Katie Roberts

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