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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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.

Tom Batiuk Talks "Funky Winkerbean"

Tue, March 19th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Tom Batiuk tells CBR about his long-running comic strip, the benefits of working so far ahead, killing off characters and his journey from comic book letter hack to cartoonist.

Murphy Reflects On "Punk Rock Jesus," Looks Toward The Future

Mon, March 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/artist Sean Murphy spoke with CBR News about the next stage of his career as the collection of his acclaimed "Punk Rock Jesus" is set to hit stores and he launches "The Wake" with writer Scott Snyder.

James Vance is "On the Ropes"

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

Writer James Vance tells CBR about the long-awaited sequel to his classic graphic novel "Kings in Disguise," returning to that world more than two decades later with artist Dan Burr.

"The Sixth Gun" Team Tells The Tale Of "Sons of the Gun"

Wed, February 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt, Brian Churilla and Bill Crabtree spoke with CBR about their new miniseries "The Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun" which details the mysterious origins of the General's four horsemen.

Etienne Davodeau is One of "The Initiates"

Wed, February 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

In his first English language translation, French cartoonist Etienne Davodeau studies winemaking with a French winemaker, and teaches him about art and comics in a book about life, meaning and passion.

Gabriel Rodriguez Reflects On "Locke and Key"

Mon, February 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Locke and Key's" Gabriel Rodriguez discusses working on the Eisner Award-winning title with Joe Hill, his development as an artist since his first IDW project and what's next for him and Hill after "L&K: Omega"

Geneviève Castrée is "Susceptible"

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

Artist and musician Geneviève Castrée discusses her new book, "Susceptible," an autobiographical story filled with the indelible moments of childhood that haunt or inspire long into adulthood.

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


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.