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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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.


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.

NYCC: Mignola, Allie & More Discuss "Hellboy in Hell"

Mon, October 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Creator Mike Mignola, editor Scott Allie and artists Tyler Crook and James Harren discussed the long-awaited "Hellboy in Hell," "B.P.R.D.," the "Joe Golem" movie deal and the greater Hellboy universe at NYCC 2012.

NYCC: Celebrating Irwin Hasen

Mon, October 22nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Al Jaffee, Paul Levitz, Stan Goldberg took the stage at New York Comic Con to celebrate Irwin Hasen, one of the great living Golden Age cartoonists and comic strip artists, and recount stories of his career.

NYCC: "Fables" Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

Fri, October 19th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Writer/Creator Bill Willingham, writer Matthew Sturges, Vertigo Editor Shelley Bond and many other creators in the "Fables" universe gather at NYCC to celebrate a decade of the beloved Vertigo series.

NYCC: The Oni Press Panel

Thu, October 18th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Oni Press creators Joe Harris, Cullen Bunn, Anath Panagariya, Chris Sims and Chad Bowers discussed new projects and the publisher's upcoming website relaunch at NYCC 2012.

NYCC: IDW Brings "Mars Attacks," "My Little Pony" & More to New York

Wed, October 17th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

IDW creators Andy Diggle, Katie Cook, Fred Van Lente and more brought the latest info to NYCC 2012 on everything from "Mars Attacks" and "Doctor Who" to "My Little Pony," "G.I. Joe" and more.

Justin Hall Celebrates "No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics"

Thu, October 11th, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

On National Coming Out Day, CBR News speaks with cartoonist and teacher Justin Hall, the editor of "No Straight Lines," the recently-published anthology exploring four decades of queer comics.

TenNapel Gives "Cardboard" Life, Kickstarts a Sketchbook & Makes Movies

Tue, October 2nd, 2012 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist Doug TenNapel talks to CBR about his Scholastic OGN "Cardboard," his webcomic "Nnewts," growing his audience with color, movie deals and his Kickstarter sketchbook.