Staff Writer
Nov 15

I’m Alex. Most of the writers here at CBR have a beat, a publisher or specific field that they oversee, but my beat is broader and more informal. I spend much of my time talking with independent and underground cartoonists, designers, comic strip creators and webcartoonists. It is, quite possibly, the coolest job ever.

When I’m not here at CBR, I work for, where I interview people about comics, art and literature, and freelance for publications like The Daily Beast, SFX and the Hartford Advocate. I drink too much tea, meditate far too little, and still intend to one day fulfill my childhood ambition of living in a treehouse

Articles By Alex Dueben

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Chaykin, Hama, Levitz, Groth & More Discuss The Legacy of Wally Wood

Thu, October 1st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Paul Levitz, Howard Chaykin, Larry Hama, Gary Groth and others look across the breadth of the career of one of comics' most important creators.

Tracy and Koplowitz Tell The Tale Of "Allen: Son of Hellcock"

Fri, September 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

"Last Week Tonight's" Will Tracy and VH1's Gabe Koplowitz discuss their new comedic fantasy series from Z2 Comics starring a medieval hipster.

"Zita the Spacegirl's" Ben Hatke Builds a "Little Robot"

Mon, September 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed writer-artist behind "Zita the Spacegirl" captures the magic you can only find when you combine lazy summer days with tiny robots.

"Batman: Second Chances" Writer Recalls Editorial Clashes, Reaction to Robin's Death

Tue, September 1st, 2015 | Category: TV, Comic Books

Max Allan Collins explains why he's one of the "most hated" "Batman" writers ever, his amusement at Jason Todd's fate and his upcoming TV series.

Liz Suburbia Gets Rid of Adults, Lets Teens Rule in "Sacred Heart"

Fri, August 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist tells the tale of a town full of teenagers left to their own devices, living and learning the path of adolescence and adulthood on their own.

Alex Simmons Celebrates The Return Of The Globetrotting "Blackjack"

Thu, August 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

With a new anthology and Dover's reissue of his first miniseries, Simmons' adventurer Arron Day -- aka Blackjack -- is back in a big way.

J.M. DeMatteis Discusses "Mercy," Crafting Personal Work in Comics

Tue, August 11th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The influential writer talks with CBR about stories, spirituality, collaboration, his next "Augusta Wind" series and the 'benevolent conspiracy.'

Eddie Campbell Discusses His Return to the World of "Bacchus"

Wed, August 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed cartoonist discusses his long-running series, what went into collecting the just-released omnibus and more.

Kate Beaton Unleashes "The Princess and the Pony"

Mon, August 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist spoke with CBR about her new children's book - starring everyone's favorite pony - her new "Hark! A Vagrant" collection and more.

Robbins Salutes "Babes in Arms," World War II's Female Cartoonists

Fri, July 31st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Trina Robbins' new book is a celebration of four great women who spun tales of female heroes battling the Axis powers during WWII.

Kieron Dwyer Discusses His Return to Comics with "West Portal"

Mon, July 13th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR spoke with acclaimed creator Kieron Dwyer about his return to comics after years in advertising and kickstarting his new ongoing series.

Rick Geary Spins the Fictional Mystery of "Louise Brooks: Detective"

Tue, July 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed cartoonist, long known for his nonfictional comics about historical mysteries has now crafted a fictional one starring actress Louise Brooks.

Kathryn & Stuart Immonen Discuss the Beautiful, Heartbreaking "Russian Olive to Red King"

Thu, June 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed writer and artist spoke with CBR about their new, very different sort of graphic novel.

Walt Simonson Still Hasn't "Figured Out" Comics - But He's Trying!

Wed, June 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Speaking with CBR about his career, the legendary creator explains why he likes seeing his older work recolored, and the importance of serendipity.

Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned from Reading "Saga"

Tue, June 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Alex Dueben recounts what he learned from Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples' first "Saga" HC, which turned out to be the important lessons.

Burns Talks Assembling "Drawn and Quarterly: 25," New Role As Publisher

Fri, June 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Peggy Burns reveals her excitement about the company's future while reflecting on D+Q's sometimes rocky past.

Pro-Wrestling, Queer Culture and Cats Collide in Ed Luce's "Wuvable Oaf"

Fri, May 29th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist shares the secret origin of his "exaggerated auto-bio" comic with CBR, and his plans for the future of the Oafiverse.

Mike Zeck On Launching the Original "Secret Wars," Joining The Artist's Edition Family

Mon, May 18th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The artist behind seminal stories like "Kraven's Last Hunt" and the first "Punisher" series reflects on his career, and its Marvel Comics highlights.

Seth Discusses His Return to "Palookaville"

Fri, May 8th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Seth tells CBR about the new chapter of “Clyde Fans,” continuing the autobiographical tale “Nothing Lasts” and building a barber shop.

José Luis García-López Discusses Career, Influences & Superman's Hair

Thu, May 7th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary artist spoke with CBR about his many projects and collaborators, and wanting to be like Alex Raymond when he grew up.