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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Simon Hanselmann Divines His "Megahex"

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Simon Hanselmann talks about drug humor, depicting depression, his brief conversation with Adult Swim, and ruining cinnamon for everybody, forever.

MariNaomi Reveals The Uncomfortable Truth Behind "Dragon's Breath"

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist talks about her book of true stories, publishing comics online and maintaining the Cartoonists of Color and LGBTQ Cartoonists databases.

"12 Monkeys" Producers Offer Glimpse Into Show's 'Captivating World'

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The producers of the upcoming Syfy series tease a vision different from Terry Gilliam's film, but avoid revealing their new rules for time travel.

Ed Piskor Unites Comics And Music With "Hip Hop Family Tree"

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist talks about the second volume of his masterful history of hip hop and how Marvel Comics and Harvey Pekar influenced his approach to the book.

NYCC: Starz Presents "Black Sails" and "Da Vinci's Demons"

Sun, October 19th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Starz previewed what's in store for "Da Vinci's Demons" and "Black Sails," bringing cast and crew to New York Comic Con.

NYCC: Guarnido, Dialynas & Ahonen on Creating Comics the European Way

Sat, October 18th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

European cartoonists Juanjo Guarnido, Michael Dialynas and J.P. Ahonen discussed the ways in which they approach their comics work.

NYCC: Brooks, Gillen & More Create Cutting Edge Comics at Avatar

Thu, October 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen, Justin Jordan, Mike Costa & Si Spurrier discussed Avatar titles such as "Extinction Parade," "Uber," "Crossed" and more.

NYCC: Brevoort, Bendis & More on Crafting the Marvel Event

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Brevoort, joined by some of Marvel Comics' biggest talent, discussed where event comics came from, how they're made - and why it's all Jimmy Carter's fault!

NYCC: Dark Horse Builds Characters

Tue, October 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Creators Brian Wood, Fred Van Lente, Rafael Albuquerque, Matt Kindt and more discussed their newest upcoming projects from Dark Horse at NYCC 2014.

NYCC: Oni Press Holds a One-Man Comicstravaganza

Tue, October 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Director of Publicity John Schork took the stage at New York Comic Con to announce two new title and preview the future of many more.

Life Inside - and After - "The Hospital Suite" with John Porcellino

Mon, October 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The man behind "King-Cat Comix and Stories" talks about his new book, the documentary about his work and telling longer stories.

P. Craig Russell Talks Depicting The Indescribable In "The Graveyard Book"

Thu, October 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The frequent Neil Gaiman collaborator opens up about finding the perfect cast of illustrators suited to adapt the award-winning novel for the comic book page.

Pamfil's "Mishka and the Sea Devil" Capsizes NYCC

Tue, October 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Romanian cartoonist Xenia Pamfil discusses her debut graphic novel and drawing each chapter in a different style, creating a unique supernatural adventure.

Vanesa R. Del Rey Scores a "Hit," Crafts Horror in "The Empty Man

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The Russ Manning Award-nominated artist behind "Hit" and "The Empty Man" talks about her BOOM! work being spotlighted with a "Pen & Ink" volume.

Charles Burns Eats A "Sugar Skull"

Wed, October 1st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The award-winning cartoonist wraps up his unnamed trilogy by tackling death and living in the past with a conclusion that is as emotional as it is visually striking.

Curtis, Staton & "Dick Tracy" Solve the Abduction of "Little Orphan Annie"

Tue, September 30th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mike Curtis and Joe Staton discuss their plans for the long-running strip once Tracy brings the kidnapped Little Orphan Annie home again.

Brereton Celebrates 20 Years of Chilling Adventures with his "Nocturnals"

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Daniel Brereton talks about returning to his fan-favorite creations with "Nocturnals: Legend," and his hope for more from Eve, Gunwitch and the rest in 2015.

Gilbert Hernandez Discusses His "Bumperhead," First Eisner Win

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist talks about his new book's unique approach to depicting the passage of time and the most important part of winning his first Eisner Award.

Locked and Loaded with Marvel's All-New Young Guns

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

CBR talks to Mahmud Asrar, Nick Bradshaw, David Marquez, Sara Pichelli, Valerio Schiti and Ryan Stegman about what it means to be Marvel's Young Guns.

Kelly Sue DeConnick Adapts "Barbarella," Visits "Bitch Planet"

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

DeConnick tells CBR about the Humanoids adaptation of the influential sci-fi tale, how it influenced her work on “Bitch Planet” and thinking about female characters.

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