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

Articles By Alex Dueben

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Tom DeFalco Says He's "Lucky" To Write the Last Issue of "Archie"

Fri, April 17th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The veteran comics writer opens up on penning "Archie" #666, his thoughts on reinventing characters, and what the Riverdale gang means to him.

Burton Plots A Return to the Horrific Future of "Dark Engine"

Tue, April 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Ryan Burton explains the origin of the "Dark Engine" world and how he and artist John Bivens are approaching this story differently from the first.

Gran Finds Herself Adrift with "Adventure Time," Finishing Up "Octopus Pie"

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

Meredith Gran discusses her new "Adventure Time: Marceline Gone Adrift" miniseries, heading towards the finale of "Octopus Pie" and more.

Peter Bagge Revisits His Joke-Telling, Cartoon-Making "Sweatshop"

Fri, March 27th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning cartoonist talks the origins of his industry-skewering comic, Neil Gaiman's contribution to its script, and his next project.

Michelinie Talks Ant-Man, Iron Man's Alcoholism, "BOZZ Chronicles" & More

Wed, March 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

David Micheline looks back on what many consider the definitive "Iron Man" run, creating Scott Lang and why he left DC Comics for Marvel.

Sakai Prepares for the Long-Awaited Return of "Usagi Yojimbo"

Tue, March 24th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Eisner-winner Stan Sakai talks with CBR News about returning to his famed 17th Century rabbit samurai after a two-year hiatus.

Doug TenNapel Talks Unearthing the "Sprawling Epic" of "Nnewts"

Thu, March 19th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Earthworm Jim" creator explains why he's going multi-volume for the first time with his latest project, which was 15 years in the making.

Nadja Spiegelman Shares How She Got "Lost in NYC"

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

Spiegelman spoke with CBR about her new Toon Graphics book, working with artist Sergio Garcia Sanchez and researching the New York subway system.

John Bolton Reveals The "Unusual Macabre" Of "Shame"

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

The award-winning artist talks about wrapping up the first "Shame" trilogy and looks ahead to his next project with writer Lovern Kindzierski.

John Romita Sr. Reflects on His Spider-Man Legacy, Gwen Stacy's Death and Stan Lee

Wed, February 25th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary Marvel artist spoke with CBR about defining the Silver Age, killing Gwen Stacy and all things Spider-Man across his storied career.

Moen Reveals Secrets Behind Funny, Educational "Oh Joy, Sex Toy"

Mon, February 23rd, 2015 | Category: Digital Comics

Cartoonist Erika Moen talks about making "Oh Joy, Sex Toy" with her husband, the trick in balancing humor and education and much more.

Powell Talks Real Life Violence in "March," "I Have a Dream" Speech & More

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

"March: Book Two" artist Nate Powell discusses how he approached depicting violence in Congressman John Lewis' memoir, MLK's famous speech and more.

Mark Evanier Talks Groo, Garfield And The Art Of Simon And Kirby

Fri, January 30th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The "Groo" co-creator looks back on his long career and reveals what he loves most about original artwork, writing for Garfield and more.

Horrocks Deconstructs the Fantasy Behind "Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen"

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

Dylan Horrocks discusses his return to comics, battling his post-"Hicksville" writer's block and his issues with the very concept of Batman.

Noah Berlatsky Talks Bondage, Feminism And Art In "Wonder Woman"

Wed, January 14th, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The pop culture commenter talks about his first book, which takes a close look at the William Marston and Harry Peter "Wonder Woman" comics.

Gavin Aung Than Inspires the Internet with "Zen Pencils"

Fri, January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist discusses his long running webcomic's new collection, and what goes into adapting quotations to inspire and provoke

Sam Glanzman Tells "A Sailor's Story"

Wed, December 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The legendary creator -- now 90 -- looks back on his career, the 2015 re-release of “A Sailor’s Story,” his upcoming "U.S.S. Stevens" collection, and what's next.

D+Q Celebrates the Centennial of "Moomins" Creator Tove Jansson

Fri, December 19th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Drawn & Quarterly's Tom Devlin talks about "Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition," a special collection of one of the great comic strips of all time

Neufeld Tackles Big Data, Privacy & More in "Terms of Service"

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Josh Neufeld discusses his new book about big data and how we think about privacy, and the state of modern comics journalism

Shannon Watters Blasts the BOOM! Box

Wed, December 17th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Senior Editor Shannon Watters discuses the sensibility behind KaBOOM! and BOOM! Box, with an exclusive preview of "BOOM! Box 2014 Mix Tape"

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