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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Pyle & Cunningham Explain Why Everything is "Bad For You"

Tue, January 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kevin Pyle and Scott Cunningham discuss "Bad For You," which explores the war on fun which has been going on for centuries, against everything from comics to chess!

Michael DeForge Builds an "Ant Colony"

Mon, January 27th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Michael DeForge discusses life, work and his first full-length graphic novel, "Ant Colony."

Jim Woodring Gets Frank About "Fran"

Tue, January 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The acclaimed cartoonist talks about his newest book which continues the adventures of Frank, his next project and the joy of creating disturbing oil paintings.

EXCLUSIVE: J. Bone Unveils "The Saviors" at Image

Thu, December 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

J. Bone speaks to CBR about "The Saviors," his horrific new alien invasion ongoing series with writer James Robinson from Image Comics.

20 Thoughts About "The Wes Anderson Collection"

Thu, December 26th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Film critic Matt Zoller Seitz has written one of the most-anticipated film books of the year: A heavily illustrated, detailed look at the work of Wes Anderson.

"Black is the Color" For Julia Gfrörer

Tue, December 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Julia Gfrörer discusses her new book "Black is the Color" from Fantagraphics, dark stories and the supernatural, and more.

Henderson Depicts the Eternal Struggle of Man vs Bear in "Scene But Not Heard"

Thu, December 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Sam Henderson talks about the long-awaited collection of "Scene But Not Heard," the joy of wordless comics, "Magic Whistle" and more

Xeric Award-Winner Max Badger Builds an "Oak"

Thu, December 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Xeric Grant-winning cartoonist Max Badger talks to CBR News about the upcoming "Oak," its hardcover collection and his new webcomic "Sociopomp."

"FreakAngels'" Paul Duffield Debuts “The Firelight Isle”

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Acclaimed "FreakAngels" artist Paul Duffield returns with a longform Miyazaki & Le Guin-inspired fantasy webcomic that he will write and draw.

Deconstructing "The Art of Rube Goldberg"

Wed, December 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Jennifer George discusses the new collection of her grandfather Rube Goldberg's art, a cartoonist so great his name became an adjective.

Box Brown Shares the Legend of "Andre the Giant"

Thu, December 5th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist and publisher of Retrofit Comics talks about "Andre the Giant: Life and Legend," an OGN which tells the story of the late wrestling icon.

"Desmond Puckett's" Tatulli on Monsters, Monster-Makers & More

Tue, December 3rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind the award-winning "Lio," Mark Tatulli discusses "Desmond Puckett," a book about a monster-making middle schooler.

Richard Sala Battles the Supernatural in "Violenzia"

Tue, December 3rd, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Acclaimed cartoonist Richard Sala teams with Fantagraphics and comiXology for the digital "Violenzia," featuring a pulp action heroine against a supernatural cult.

Sara Ryan & Carla Speed McNeil Let the Walls Talk in "Bad Houses"

Fri, November 29th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Novelist Sara Ryan teams with comics vet Carla Speed McNeil for a story about the children of an estate agent and a hoarder finding love in a small Oregon town.

Huizenga & Zettwoch Make Up "Facts" About "Leon Beyond"

Tue, November 26th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch merge realty and fiction as they discuss "Amazing Facts with Leon Beyond," sharing unbelievable info about their collaboration.

Waller, Vance & Kitchen Explore the History of "Omaha the Cat Dancer"

Fri, November 22nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Following its conclusion, CBR spoke with "Omaha" creator Reed Waller, writer James Vance and Denis Kitchen talk about the genre-bending and taboo-breaking series.

Unmasking "Bandette," "Batman '66" with Colleen Coover

Wed, November 20th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

The artist of the Eisner-winning "Bandette," Collen Coover talks about the print collection, working on "Batman '66," European influences and more.

Legendary Cartoonist Bob Bolling on "Little Archie" Going Digital

Fri, November 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Bob Bolling, who developed "Little Archie" into one of the all-time great kids comics, talks to CBR ahead of the series' first digital release.

Gaudiano Joins "The Walking Dead" to Ink "All Out War"

Thu, November 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist Stefano Gaudiano talks to CBR about inking Charlie Adlard for "The Walking Dead's" bi-weekly "All Out War" and his approach to art.

Means, Reed & Flood Bring "The Cute Girl Network" to Life

Wed, November 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writers MK Reed & Greg Means and artist Joe Flood talk to CBR News about their new romantic comedy out now from First Second Books.