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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Richard Sala Explores The World of Dark Fairy Tales in "Delphine"

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

Acclaimed cartoonist Richard Sala spoke with CBR about his latest book, a collection of his Fantagraphics series "Delphine," the appeal of dark fairy tales, his views on digital comics and more.

Collins Mixes Comics and Murder in “Seduction of the Innocent”

Mon, January 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed writer Max Allan Collins discusses his new prose novel surrounding the murder of a Frederic Wertham-like figure targeting comic books in the 1950s, the future of "Ms. Tree" and more.

Awan Explores Global Mythology in "Jinnrise"

Mon, January 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Sohaib Awan, the writer behind IDW Publishing's new series "Jinnrise," tells CBR News about jinn, his visit to Dubai for the Middle East Film and Comic Con and his plans for Jabal Entertainment.

Jon Lewis Returns to the "True Swamp"

Fri, January 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Jon Lewis talks about the new edition of his classic comic "True Swamp" from Uncivilized Books, why he returned to the project years later, remembers the '90s Seattle comics scene, and more.

Romberger Takes Readers to "Post York"

Tue, December 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Artist James Romberger tells CBR about his new comic set in a flooded New York City from Uncivilized Books and the new edition of "7 Miles a Second," out from Fantagraphics in February.

Ellen Forney Talks "Marbles," Dealing with Bipolar Disorder

Mon, December 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist and illustrator Ellen Foreny spoke with CBR about her new graphic memoir, "Marbles," looking at her own bipolar disorder, the meaning of mental health and thinking about art and artists

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Kaare Andrews

Sun, December 16th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer, artist and filmmaker Kaare Andrews joins CBR for another SUNDAY CONVERSATION, an in-depth chat with the creators of your favorite projects and their lives away from the books themselves.

Lilli Carre Flips for "Heads or Tails"

Fri, December 14th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The cartoonist and animator talks about her new book from Fantagraphics collecting the past five years of her short comics, animation, the Eyeworks festival and why she’s taking a ceramics class.

Raina Telgemeier Casts Her "Drama"

Tue, December 4th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier talks about her new book "Drama," one of the most anticipated graphic novels of the fall, and her memories of theater, working on tech crew and more.

Vado on the Importance of Art, Community and Slave Labor's Digital Moves

Fri, November 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Vado spoke with CBR about Slave Labor Graphics' digital and print projects, The Art Boutiki's efforts to build community in San Jose through music and art, the Zombie-O-Rama benefit and more.

Emanata Does Digital Comics for Indie Creators

Thu, November 29th, 2012 | Category: Digital Comics

CBR News spoke with George Chen, CEO of digital comics app Emanata, to talk about the company’s updating publishing apps for the ipad and iphone, designed for independent comic creators.

Goldman's "Red Light Properties" Sets Up for Business at Monkeybrain

Tue, November 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Dan Goldman spoke with CBR News about bringing his digital comic "Red Light Properties" to Monkeybrain, his experiences as a digital self-publisher, returning to the US convention scene in 2013 and more.

Charles Burns Takes Readers into "The Hive"

Tue, November 27th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Charles Burns spoke with CBR News about his newest book, "The Hive," how the different worlds of the comic reveal plot details in subtle ways, working in color and how it will conclude.

Chris Ware Explores "Building Stories"

Fri, November 9th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary cartoonist and illustrator Chris Ware spoke with CBR about his new magnum opus, "Building Stories," one of the year's most anticipated new books just released by Pantheon.

Zettwoch Goes DIY in "Birdseye Bristoe"

Thu, November 8th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist and illustrator Dan Zettwoch talks about his long-awaited debit graphic novel, the new work process he came upon to create it and his love of infographics and diagrams.

Giallongo Brings Barbarians, Zombies & Magic to "Broxo"

Wed, October 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Zack Giallongo tells CBR about "Broxo," his debut graphic novel from First Second Books, a fantasy novel of zombies and barbarians, and explains why fantasy stories require a map.

Steven Weissman's Surreal Take on "Barack Hussein Obama"

Wed, October 31st, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

In the run up to Election Day, CBR News reached out to cartoonist Weissman to talk about his decidedly surrealist saga of the current Presidential administration and recent years.

"Sailor Twain" and Beyond with Mark Siegel

Tue, October 30th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

The Editorial Director of First Second Books, Mark Siegel, tells CBR News about publishing his first graphic novel, "Sailor Twain," and discusses the publisher's plans for 2013.

CBR SUNDAY CONVERSATION: P. Craig Russell

Sun, October 28th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary creator P. Craig Russell joins CBR for the return of SUNDAY CONVERSATION, an in-depth chat with the creators of your favorite projects and their lives away from the books themselves.

NYCC: Image Comics Artists Draw the Line

Thu, October 25th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Publisher Eric Stephenson talks with some of Image's hottest artists including Whilce Portacio, Mike Norton, Craig Rousseau, Nate Bellegarde, Tradd Moore and Fiona Staples about their craft.

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