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 Suicidegirls.com, 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

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Steve Skroce and the Return of "Doc Frankenstein"

Tue, August 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The artist tells CBR News about bringing back his fan-favorite character, working with the Wachowskis and concluding the long-awaited story.

Drew Friedman Presents "Heroes of the Comics"

Mon, August 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed artist talks about what goes into depicting 84 of the artists, writers, editors and publishers who -- for better or worse -- made comics what they are.

Sakai Reflects on 30 Years of "Usagi Yojimbo"

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Stan Sakai discusses three decades of his legendary rabbit ronin, his new future-shifted miniseries "Usagi Yojimbo: Senso" and more.

Constructing "Mice Templar's" Epic, 22-Page Long Continuous Battle Scene

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"The Mice Templar's" creative team dives deep behind the scenes of the making of the latest issue's 22-page long, single-image battle scene.

Reading The Great War: Comics' Greatest World War I Stories

Mon, July 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

On the 100th anniversary of World War I, CBR looks back on the comics that chronicled the struggles of those affected by the conflict.

Bertozzi Tells the 'Best Story Ever' in "Shackleton"

Mon, July 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Nick Bertozzi continues his true-life explorer series with "Shackleton," a recounting of the legendary Antarctic adventure.

Katherine Roeder is "Wide Awake in Slumberland"

Tue, July 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Roeder looks at Winsor McCay as a key figure in comics and American culture, how Richard Scarry books are like comics and the life of a comics scholar.

Newlevant Tells the True Story of Gladys Bentley in "If This Be Sin"

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Hazel Newlevant discusses her first book out this fall, "If This Be Sin," which features the true story of drag king Gladys Bentley.

Beranek & Crawford Look for "Validation"

Tue, July 1st, 2014 | Category: Digital Comics

Christian Beranek & Kelci Crawford tell CBR about their webcomic "Validation," which explores the life and struggles of a transgender fan girl.

Batiuk's All-Star Team Brings "Funky Winkerbean's" Starbuck Jones to Life

Mon, June 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Aided by notable comic book luminaries, "Funky Winkerbean's" Tom Batiuk explores the art of collecting and Silver Age comics in a new storyline.

Jeffrey Brown Bids Darth Vader "Goodnight"

Thu, June 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Jeffrey Brown tells CBR about going from "Goodnight, Darth Vader" to "Kids Are Weird" to "Jedi Academy" to "Change-Bots."

"It Never Happened Again" to Sam Alden

Fri, June 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Sam Alden talks about the stories contained in his new release, and what music artist Drake had to do with its title, "It Never Happened Again."

Legendary "Uncle Scrooge" Artist Rosa Builds a Library in Duckburg

Wed, June 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Don Rosa discusses his Fantagraphics' prestige series, the unofficial "Uncle Scrooge" soundtrack, and the strangeness of his career.

Plourde & Michaels Explain "How i Made the World"

Mon, June 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Liz Plourde and Randy Michaels discuss their semi-autobiographical comic, and what receiving one of the final Xeric Grants means.

Hayley Campbell Explores "The Art of Neil Gaiman"

Wed, June 11th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Hayley Campbell reveals what writing about Neil Gaiman entailed, how she got into comics journalism and her contributions to "From Hell Companion."

Lees & Laurie Explore Scottish Horror in "And Then Emily Was Gone"

Tue, June 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Creators John Lees and Iain Laurie explore the haunted isles of Scotland in their supernatural thriller "And Then Emily Was Gone."

LIVING LEGEND: Why You Should Know the Work of Russ Heath

Mon, June 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR explains exactly why Russ Heath was recently honored with the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gabrielle Bell Proves "Truth is Fragmentary"

Fri, June 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Gabrielle Bell talks about her new book of diaries and travelogues, collaborating on "Siberia," fiction versus memoir and more.

Weir, DeFilippis & Kirsch Visit LA's Underbelly in "Lost and Found"

Thu, June 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Christina Weir and Nunzio DeFilippis are joined by artist T.J. Kirsch in their return to Los Angeles with the latest Amy Devlin mystery graphic novel.

Nolan Explores "Astro City" and the "Sunshine State"

Tue, June 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Graham Nolan discusses his "Astro City" fill-in, working on "Joe Frankenstein" with Chuck Dixon and moving "Sunshine State" to GoComics.

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