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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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Co-President Victor Gorelick Discusses Archie Comics' Past, Present & Future

Mon, June 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Editor in Chief and Co-President of Archie Comics Victor Gorelick discusses his excitement over the the Warner Bros. movie deal, the importance of recognizing the company's artistic heritage and much more.

Congressman John Lewis Recalls the Civil Rights Movement in "March"

Tue, June 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell about their new book, "March," the first of a trilogy from Top Shelf Productions telling Lewis' life story.

Paul Roman Martinez Keeps Telling "The Adventures of 19XX"

Tue, June 18th, 2013 | Category: Digital Comics

Russ Manning-nominated creator Paul Roman Martinez talks to CBR News about his acclaimed webcomic, "The Adventures of 19XX," exploring the 1930s, kickstarter and what happened on the set of "Castle."

Ottaviani & Wicks Monkey Around with "Primates"

Wed, June 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Jim Ottaviani follows up his "Feynman" biography with "Primates," a story about the studies and discoveries of primatologists Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas with art by Maris Wicks.

Hanawalt Collects "My Dirty Dumb Eyes"

Fri, May 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt talks to CBR about "My Dirty Dumb Eyes," a new collection of her work, her nomination for a James Beard Award, her eclectic career and the origin of the book's title.

Peter Bagge Discusses "Other Stuff," "Rebel Woman"

Tue, May 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Peter Bagge discusses "Other Stuff," his new collection from Fantagraphics, incorporating humor and history in his work and collaborating with Alan Moore, Robert Crumb, Johnny Ryan and Daniel Clowes.

William Stout Sings the "Blues"

Thu, May 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed artist William Stout talks to CBR News about "Legends of the Blues," out now from Abrams, reminisces about working with Russ Manning on "Tarzan" and its recent reprint, plus much more.

Dave Roman Returns with "Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry"

Mon, May 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Dave Roman discusses "Astronaut Academy: Re-Entry," his new book from First Second, and his experience serializing it online. Plus, a guide to the multitude of pop culture references in the book.

Roberson, Kowalchuk & Jackson Go Super Spy with "The Strangers"

Mon, May 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Chris Roberson, artist Scott Kowalchuk & colorist Dan Jackson tell CBR about "The Strangers," their new ongoing series from Oni Press about a team of '60s super spies with super powers.

Matt Kindt is "Red Handed"

Wed, May 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The man behind "MIND MGMT" and the writer of "Justice League of America's" Martian Manhunter stories, Matt Kindt spoke with CBR News about his latest graphic novel, the Dick Tracy-inspired "Red Handed."

Shapiro & Herndon Take "Terra Tempo" On An Educational Adventure

Wed, May 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer David Shapiro and artist Christopher Herndon talk about the recent release of "Terra Tempo: The Four Corners of Time," telling educational adventure stories in comics and more.

Miriam Katin is "Letting It Go"

Thu, April 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist behind "We Are On Our Own," Miriam Katan talks about "Letting Go," an emotional yet humorous look at a Holocaust survivor coming to terms with her son wanting to live in Berlin.

The Life and Legacy of Al Capp

Thu, April 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Denis Kitchen and Michael Schumacher spoke about the legacy and downfall of Al Capp, the subject of their latest biography and one of the 20th Century's great cartoonists who created "Li'l Abner."

Schweizer & Taylor Bring "Crogan's Adventures" to Radio Play Life

Wed, April 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Chris Schweizer and Gregg Taylor talk about "Crogan's Adventures" on Decoder Ring Theatre, bringing "Red Panda" from radio to comics, hearing actors bring your characters to life and Crogan's future.

Kupperberg on "Life with Archie" and His New Kevin Keller Novel

Tue, April 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer Paul Kupperberg spoke to CBR about "Life with Archie," how he came to write his new Kevin Keller novel "Kevin," his comics-themed novel "Same Old Story," his DC tenure and more.

Joëlle Jones Illustrates A "Helheim" Of A Series

Thu, April 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Series artist Joëlle Jones takes CBR News on a journey to "Helheim," explaining how she approaches illustrating writer Cullen Bunn's tales of black magic, violent vikings and horrific monsters.

The 2013 MoCCA Arts Festival Retrospective

Wed, April 10th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

MoCCA Arts Festival 2013 was the first under the leadership of the Society of Illustrators, and as CBR's Alex Deuben discovered, it looked and felt like a very different show from years past.

Cunningham Tackles Science Denial in "How to Fake a Moon Landing"

Mon, April 8th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist and science writer Daryl Cunningham, a guest at this past weekend's MoCCA Fesitval, spoke with CBR News about his new book, "How to Fake a Moon Landing."

Sadowski Opens Bernard Krigstein's "Messages in a Bottle"

Wed, March 27th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Comics editor and historian Greg Sadowski discusses "Messages in a Bottle," his new book collecting the work of the late Bernard Krigstein, getting Marie Severin to recolor comics she colored decades ago and more.

"Beta Testing" Tom Kaczynski's "Trans Terra"

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

Cartoonist and publisher Tom Kaczynski talks about his recent collection "Beta Testing the Apocalypse," his upcoming "Trans Terra," running a publishing house and the new Autopic Comics Show.