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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Ludovic Debeurme Introduces America to “Lucille”

Thu, June 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with award-winning cartoonist Ludovic Debeurme, whose graphic novel "Lucille" has just been released in English from Top Shelf five years after winning over audiences at Angouleme.

Anderson and Yu Kill Zombies with "Rex"

Tue, June 28th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Rob Anderson and DaFu Yu talk about their new comic "Rex, Zombie Killer" which they describe as "The Walking Dead" meets "The Incredible Journey" with a baseball bat wielding gorilla.

McLeod Shows a Mastery of "Infinite Kung Fu"

Fri, June 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning illustrator and cartoonist Kagan McLeod spoke with CBR about his years-in-the-making martial arts epic "Infinite Kung Fu," collected in its entirety this September.

Cruse Returns with "The Complete Wendel"

Thu, June 23rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Howard Cruse spoke with CBR about the new collection of his 1980's comic strip "Wendel," last year's reissue of "Stuck Rubber Baby" and the current state of strip cartooning.

Fantagraphics' Groth Discusses the State of Comics

Tue, June 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke in depth with Gary Groth, the co-founder and publisher of Fantagraphics, about digital releases, changes at "The Comic Journal," producing comic strip archives and much more.

Blast Off with Roman's "Astronaut Academy"

Mon, June 20th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Dave Roman discusses transitioning "Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity" from the web to print, explaining what is "Teen Boat!" and sharing an exclusive look at this fall's "Nursery Rhyme Comics"

Fink Programs "Chester 5000"

Fri, June 3rd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

We spoke with cartoonist Jess Fink about "Chester 5000 XYV," the internet's premier erotic Victorian webcomic, now available in printf. Plus, a preview of Fink's upcoming autobiographical erotic sci fi comic.

Looking Through Stein's "Eye of the Majestic Creature"

Thu, June 2nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Leslie Stein spoke with CBR News about "The Eye of the Majestic Creature," her surreal, autobiographical graphic novel which has just been published by Fantagraphics.

Memorial Day Spotlight on Joe Kubert

Mon, May 30th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with legendary comic creator Joe Kubert about his storied career, the Kubert School, the death of Sgt. Rock and DC's publication of "Yossel" and "Jew Gangster" at DC Comics.

Evens is Definitely Not in "The Wrong Place"

Thu, May 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

We spoke with Brecht Evens, the cartoonist who's taken North America by storm with the newly-released Top Shelf edition of "Night Animals" as well as last year's "The Wrong Place" from Drawn and Quarterly.

Stephan Pastis Throws "Pearls Before Swine"

Tue, May 24th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Award-winning cartoonist Stephan Pastis spoke with CBR News about "Pearls Before Swine's" nearly ten years in syndication, the origins of the strips crocs, his creative process and adapting "Peanuts" to animation.

Canwell Reveals Toth's "Genius, Isolated"

Thu, May 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

"Genius, Isolated" is the first of The Library of American Comics three volume biography of Alex Toth. We spoke with the book's author Bruce Canwell about the treasures readers can expect to find within its covers.

Bagge Talks "Hate," "Yeah!" and Bat Boy

Thu, May 12th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Peter Bagge about the return of Buddy and Lisa in the latest "Hate Annual," the new printing of his and Gilbert Hernandez's "Yeah!" and IDW's "Bat Boy" collection.

Joe Harris is "Scarlet" & "Spontaneous"

Thu, May 5th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Harris, the writer behind "Spontaneous," Oni Press' FCBD offering and Dynamite Entertainment's upcoming "Vampirella and the Scarlet Legion" spoke with CBR News about both projects.

Kaluta Remains "Starstruck"

Tue, April 26th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Michael William Kaluta spoke about the new deluxe hardcover edition of "Starstruck" just released by IDW, the process involved in assembling the book and new work his fans can look forward to in the coming months.

Spotlight on Writer, Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky

Fri, April 22nd, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with legendary filmmaker, writer and comics creator Alejandro Jodorowsky about his creative process, new volumes of "The Incal," tarot and his return to filmmaking.

Talking About the Middle East Film & Comic Con

Thu, April 21st, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Arafaat Ali Khan, one of the organizers behind the coming Middle East Film & Comic Con, discussing comics culture, planning the event and the reasons for postponing the anticipated show.

The Many Worlds of Molly Crabapple

Tue, April 19th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News spoke with Molly Crabapple about her digital comic "Puppet Makers," the Kickstarter-funded animation project "I Have Your Heart," designing the bag for this year's SXSW Interactive Festival and more.

CBR's MoCCA Festival 2011 Report

Fri, April 15th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

CBR's Alex Dueben attended last week's annual MoCCA Festival and reports in on the event which featured Peter Bagge debuting new work, drinking with Danish cartoonists, visiting the Strand bookstore and more.

Clowes is "Mister Wonderful"

Wed, April 13th, 2011 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed cartoonist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes talks about the new “Mister Wonderful” collection of his New York Times Magazine strip, "Wilson," and many other projects.

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