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

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"MAD" Artist Al Jaffee Celebrates Turning 95 Years Young

Thu, April 14th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The Guinness World Record holder for "longest career as a comics artist" reminisces about his legendary career with CBR News and offers advice on longevity

Garth Ennis Proves Everything Old is New at Image Comics with Trio of Re-Releases

Wed, April 13th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The writer explains to CBR why "Bloody Mary," "Pride & Joy" and "Adventures in the Rifle Brigade," three of his favorites, are returning to print.

"Puke Force" Creator Says "Excavating Internal Garbage" Is His Job

Fri, April 8th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Cult cartoonist and musician Brian Chippendale discusses his new graphic novel, the politically satirical "Puke Force."

"The Imitation Game" Decodes the Real Life Adventure, Tragedy of Alan Turing

Thu, March 31st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Ottaviani ("Feynman") and Leland Purvis ("Resistence") speak with CBR about telling the story of one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century.

Nicholson Explains How "Through the Habitrails" Brought Him Out of Retirement

Wed, March 16th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Jeff Nicholson discusses his story of surreal, oppressive corporate life and why it includes his first comics work in over a decade.

"Robot Dreams" Cartoonist Declares This Spring "Sweaterweather"

Fri, March 11th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Sara Varon, the cartoonist behind "Bake Sale" and "President Squid," discusses the expanded edition of her first book with CBR News.

Former Marvel Editor Returns to "Last of the Dragons," Talks Mentoring Talent

Tue, March 1st, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Carl Potts spoke with us about his passion project coming back into print, his time mentoring creators like Jim Lee and Arthur Adams, and more.

"MAD's" John Ficarra is Still Running Comic's Greatest Gang of Idiots

Wed, February 24th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

"MAD Magazine's" longtime editor discusses his historic tenure with CBR News and the satirical publication's place in contemporary pop culture.

Liew's "Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye" Tells Singapore's Secret History

Tue, February 23rd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Versatile artist and writer Sonny Liew talks about his new graphic novel, which uses the life and work of a fictional artist to tell the history of Singapore.

"Li'l Gotham" Creators Educate DC's Young Heroes in "Secret Hero Society"

Tue, February 2nd, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

Dustin Nguyen & Derek Fridolfs tell CBR about their all-ages mystery featuring school-age heroes in a new book from Scholastic and DC Comics.

Richard Sala Returns to the Violent, Gothic World of "Violenzia"

Tue, January 5th, 2016 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning creator talks about his new projects, which include his pulp action hero, a new story, and an homage to the picture books he loved as a child.

"Wimmen's Comix" Co-Founder Lee Marrs Reflects On a Storied Career

Mon, December 21st, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary creator goes in depth with CBR about her storied career, and how having "Lee" as a first name helped her in the early days.

Riad Sattouf Tells the Tale of "The Arab of the Future"

Wed, December 16th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The Award-winning French-Libyan cartoonist talks about his first book released in the U.S. and why so many people are wrong about "Charlie Hebdo."

David & Doran Tell the "Amazing Fantastic Incredible" Stan Lee Story

Fri, November 20th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Peter David and Colleen Doran tell CBR what went into creating the comic book biography of one of comics' most legendary creators.

John Leguizamo Takes "Ghetto Klown" From The Stage To The Page

Thu, November 12th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Leguizamo spoke with CBR about translating his life story to comic book form, his problem with Steven Seagal and the genius of Brian De Palma.

Ivan Velez Jr. Sings The Epic, Multicultural "Ballad Of Wham Kabam!"

Tue, November 10th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The writer behind "Blood Syndicate" and "Ghost Rider" talks about his new project, examining the history of people of color in America.

"The Comic Book Story of Beer" Creators Brew Up a Refreshing History

Fri, November 6th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The book's creators explain to CBR News what went into depicting 9,000 years of human civilization and how beer was the key to much of it.

Horror, Humor and Sci-Fi Collide in "Intro to Alien Invasion"

Thu, November 5th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Owen King, Mark Jude Poirer and Nancy Ahn explain what happens when aliens invade a liberal arts college, resulting in the rise of an unlikely hero.

Harlem Has a Teenage Hero to Call its Own in "Ajala"

Wed, November 4th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Co-creators Robert Garrett and N. Steven Harris discuss the importance of a "positive African-American character" in their teenage spy series.

Bill Griffith Investigates His Mother's Affair in "Invisible Ink"

Tue, November 3rd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind "Zippy the Pinhead" talks about his first graphic novel, a personal project that looks and at family, mystery and a long-forgotten cartoonist.