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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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"

Tim Lane Explores "The Lonesome Go"

Mon, December 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

In his new collection, the cartoonist tells existentialist Americana tales of hobos and vagabonds, freight train hopping and the Temptations.

Schrauwen Explores 'Freedomtown' in "Arsène Schrauwen"

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Olivier Schrauwen talks about his new book, a highly fictionalized telling of his grandfather's journey to the colonies, and his strange adventures.

Lewis Trondheim Discusses "The End of Dungeon"

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed cartoonist talks about the newest -- and final -- volume of his acclaimed series, making comics for children and working autobiographically.

Woodring Returns to the World of "JIM"

Mon, December 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jim Woodring revisits his early work, tells CBR about trying to make sense of surrealist artwork and reflects on his time working in animation.

The Most Evil Corporations in Comic Books

Sat, November 29th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

To mark Small Business Saturday, CBR looks at some of the most evil -- fictional -- corporations in comic books and pop culture.

"Critical Inquiry" Merges Comics and Academia

Fri, November 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Editors Hillary Chute & Patrick Jagoda examine comics from a different perspective in one of America's most storied academic journals -- with help from R. Crumb.

Bobby London Explains how his "Popeye" Became Victim of a "Witch Hunt"

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The underground cartoonist talks about his controversial and beloved run on E.C. Segar's legendary character, and what it means to finally see it in print.

Martinbrough Crosses Off "Thief of Thieves'" "Hit List"

Tue, November 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Shawn Martinbrough, the artist behind Skybound's "Thief of Thieves," talks about drawing 25 issues and ending the current story arc, "The Hit List."

READING LIST: Harlan Ellison's Greatest (Comic Book) Hits

Thu, November 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

To mark the release of "Batman '66: The Lost Episode," CBR looks at the best of Harlan Ellison's work to appear in comics.